Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle flew to the U.K. for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it seems like they didn't enjoy their time with the royal family. So much so, they even left the festivities early.
"Those four days will haunt Prince Harry for the rest of his life," expert Duncan Larcombe shared of the festivities. "They [The Duke and Duchess of Sussex] were relegated to sitting behind the Duke of Gloucester. They didn't take part in any way, shape or form visibly at the Trooping of the Colour and fair play to them. You can take your pick with things they were excluded from this weekend, whether they excluded themselves or not, they flew home on a private jet before the thing had even finished. That you could say was just them being respectful of not stealing the limelight but that will not be how Prince Harry sees it."
"He will be fuming about the way he and his family were treated — if it was the Royal Family who said, ‘You’re not coming to the royal box,' you are not going to sit there while the likes of Mike Tindall and other minor non-working royals were there,'" he continued.
Meanwhile, author Katie Nicholl believes the two, who reside in California, made it a point to not have the spotlight on them.
“I honestly think it’s [because] .... they knew that they wouldn’t be in that front row. And why did they leave the Royal Family? They left because they weren’t in the front row. I believe that’s why they weren't at the other celebrations as they did not have center stage seats," she said.
In May, Queen Elizabeth announced that the duo would not be on the balcony with the other senior members of the royal family.
“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.