Dissed! Queen Elizabeth won't have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle up on the balcony with her at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it was announced on Friday, May 6.
“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday, June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a palace spokesperson said.
“In addition, the Cambridge and Wessex children are also expected to appear as is Sir Tim Laurence, who the Queen is happy to attend as a frequent attendee and support for the Princess Royal on official engagements," the statement continued.
This also means that Prince Andrew — who settled his sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Roberts in February — will not be spotted with the royal family, either.
However, it seems like Meghan, Harry and Andrew will not be excluded from other gatherings.
“Other family members will be invited to events. We’ve always made that clear and they are likely to be public events," a source said.
“They are much-loved members of the family and they would be invited to family events," an insider said of the pair, who left the royal family in 2020 to move to California.
The dad-of-two was originally hesitant to come overseas again. "I don't know yet. There's lots of things: security issues and everything else. So this is what I'm trying to do, trying to make it possible that, you know, I can get my kids to meet her," he said while talking to Hoda Kotb during the Invictus Games.
But it seems like the two are now planning on traveling with their two kids, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months, as she has never met the Queen, 96.
"Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children," a spokesperson for the duo said.