Will Queen Elizabeth Award Meghan Markle, Prince Harry & Prince Andrew With Special Platinum Jubilee Medals Next Month?

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Jan. 19 2022, Published 11:24 a.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth will be giving out special Platinum Jubilee medals next month, but the big question on everyone's minds is if Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will receive one as they are no longer senior royal family members.

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"In common with previous jubilees, it is likely that wider members of the royal family would receive the Platinum Jubilee," a source told PEOPLE.

The medals are typically awarded to members of the armed forces, police, fire, emergency and prison services, in addition to members of the royal family. Though Harry, Meghan and Andrew are currently on the outs, the 95-year-old still pays for some of the medals to distribute to her brood.

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"They are funded privately and are commemorative," the insider added.

Recently, Prince Andrew's HRH title and patronages were stripped as he was sued by Virginia Roberts in 2021 for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old.

For Harry and Meghan's part, the two left the royal family in 2020 and moved to the United States.

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It's unclear if Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, will travel overseas for Prince Philip's memorial or the Queen's festivities, which kick off in June, as the prince has demanded to have security when he returns to the U.K. since he feels unsafe.

In the meantime, it looks like Andrew will slowly retreat from the spotlight even more now that his scandal is making headlines.

"He won’t be at the Jubilee, he is going to disappear from sight," a source told Vanity Fair of the current situation. "He knows that he cannot further tarnish the Queen’s reputation, and that is very much the view of the family. The way they plan to deal with this is to remove Andrew from official royal life and public view. This has been the queen’s decision, but it is supported by other senior family members."

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