Prince Harry was allegedly unhappy about being placed in the second row at the Thanksgiving Service for the Platinum Jubilee. A source claimed he still felt the Royal Family owed him something quite important.
Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, managed to attend the Queen's four-day Platinum Jubilee celebrations from June 2 to June 5 in 2022. However, during Trooping the Colour's Buckingham Palace balcony appearance, the couple was not seen.
The pair wasn't there to watch a flypast because the Queen had decided that only senior working members of the Royal Family would be allowed in 2022. The monarch announced the sudden change in May 2022.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan after the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
Instead, the couple and extended members of the Royal Family watched the Horse Guards Parade from the Major General's Office. The Sussexes had chosen to step back from their senior royal duties in January 2020 and later relocated to the US.
However, being excluded from the balcony ceremony wasn't the only change Harry had to deal with at the event. The only Jubilee event Meghan and Harry attended publicly was the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, and Prince Harry attend the National Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
Reports revealed that Harry joked, chatted, and laughed with friends and family at the event while seated next to Meghan. Angela Levin, the woman who allegedly spent a year with Harry while writing his biography, had more to say about his demeanor.
She said what stood out for her on that day was Harry's alleged anger. Levin explained how the Duke of Sussex wore his emotions right on his face and reportedly "looked absolutely furious."
Prince Harry at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
The author said she wasn't sure if the prince was struggling with feelings of what he'd given up when he stepped back from royalty. Levin further speculated about Harry's sentiments, stating:
"He is self-destructive and might regret what he has lost. Or maybe he was recalling bad memories and was just wishing he hadn't come at all."
Prince Harry and Prince William during the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace, on July 1, 2021, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
The writer felt the prince should've opted to visit his homeland at a much "quieter time" so he and his brother, Prince William, could heal their alleged rift and make peace. Levin said Harry couldn't expect to rebuild a close relationship in a few minutes.
She also claimed Netflix, the company the Sussexes made a deal with, were displeased with the couple because the Queen refused to have her photo taken with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet. The author thought that picture would've been valuable.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry after a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, on June 3, 2022. | Source: Getty Images
According to Levin, Netflix had wanted the Sussexes to get images with senior royals and would be unhappy with them. She alleged that the deal for the Netflix series and being seen in public was the reason the couple went to St. Paul's service in the first place.
The anger Levin allegedly saw in Harry also had to do with where he and his wife were seated at the cathedral. Typically, members of the Royal Family were seated in order of precedence.
Duchess Kate, Prince William, Duchess Camilla, and Prince Charles at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
However, this time around, instead of being seated next to William and his wife, Duchess Kate, the Sussexes were behind the Duke of Gloucester. Being non-working royal members meant the couple had to take a back seat.
According to The Sun, Harry became a "second-row royal," which was allegedly a hard pill for Harry to swallow. The Sussexes were seated roughly 25 feet from William and Prince Charles.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
According to a lip reader, at one point, Meghan tried to reassure her husband during the thanksgiving service, saying to him: "Yeah, will be fine." Ingrid Seward, a royal expert, claimed the seating arrangement was intentional.
She said they were meant to keep William and Harry from coming face-to-face. Concerning the Sussexes being excluded from the balcony ceremony, Star's source claimed it wasn't the Queen who made the decision.
Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George attend a Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey in central London on March 29, 2022. | Source: Getty Images
The blame was placed on William and the sibling's father, Charles. The insider alleged that the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Wales felt Harry and his wife had caused nothing but chaos with their tell-all interviews that put the Royal Family in a bad light.
So they felt it was hypocritical to have Harry smiling and waving at the crowds alongside Royal Family members as if all was well. One bombshell tell-all interview occurred in March 2021, with Oprah Winfrey as the interviewer.
WILLIAM & FAMILY WERE REPORTEDLY INVITED TO LILIBET'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
According to sources, the Sussexes invited William, his wife, and children to their second child, Lilibet's first birthday party. The event was held at the couple's Frogmore Cottage home on June 4, 2022.
Some of the people who could attend were Zara and Mike Tindall's children. Levin blames the Sussexes for not finding out if the Cambridges would be available to partake in the event's picnic food and party games.
[Angela] Levin thought [Prince] Harry owed them an apology for some of the claims he made during the [Oprah] Winfrey interview.
After returning from Wales in the morning, the Cambridges were at the Jubilee concert in the afternoon. Levin also noted how Harry didn't bother checking his brother's schedule to see if they could meet up before leaving for the US on June 5, 2022.
The siblings allegedly didn't meet privately during the Jubilee. It's believed that Harry might have issues with how he and his family were treated at the Jubilee and will retaliate.
HARRY MAY WANT AN APOLOGY FROM THE ROYALS
Even though Harry never got to meet with his brother, he did get a meeting with the Queen. He also allegedly met with his father and stepmother, Duchess Camilla, behind closed doors.
Levin speculated that the Duke of Sussex would've been quite upset for being "largely ignored." She claimed he "still feels he's owed an apology" but felt he was the one who owed the royals that, adding:
"You can't just go around being rude about people and expecting them to open their hearts to you again."
Levin thought Harry owed them an apology for some of his claims during the Winfrey interview. One example she gave was how Meghan's husband said his father and brother were trapped in the family, and Charles had cut him off financially.