Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be on the balcony at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, it looks like they are expected to join Queen Elizabeth for a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday, June 3.
The service will mark the couple's first outing with the entire royal family since they quit in 2020. However, it looks like their two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months, will not be in attendance, The Telegraph reported.
When Harry, 37, was asked if he would be making the trek to the U.K., he wasn't originally sure he would be there. However, the couple eventually decided to reunite with 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.
Despite not being on the balcony, the duo, who moved to California in 2020, will be around.
“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 of the couple. “They are much-loved members of the family and they would be invited to family events."
It apparently wasn't Queen Elizabeth who didn't want Meghan, 40, and Harry on the balcony. Instead, Prince William and Prince Charles made the decision.
“They feel that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have caused nothing but chaos since moving to America with their endless tell-alls and interviews throwing shade at the royal family,” an insider told the outlet. “They think it would be hypocritical of Harry and Meghan acting all smiles and waving to the crowds from the balcony like they’re one big, happy family.”