Prince Harry reportedly wants to be involved in the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebration next year, though it is assumed that would be “embarrassing”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle retired as senior members of the Royal Family last year. Now an official statement from Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not return as working royal families. This comes after months of speculation as to whether Prince Harry and Meghan are likely to lose their royal patronage as the deadline for reviewing the royal treaty approaches. Following their decision, former royal patronages and military titles in Sussexes will now be awarded to other members of the royal family.
Last year, it was announced that the Queen had assembled a new high royal company, “Firm Eight”, to take over the royal engagements together. And with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee approaching next year, plans are already underway for this significant occasion.
The May holiday has been moved to June 2, and for everyone in the UK there will be an extra day off on June 3 as people celebrate 70 years since the Queen ascended the throne. Now it seems that Prince Harry is still eager to be a part of this historic celebration.
More than a woman and a house:
According to The Sun, the insider claimed, “Harry wants to be there. This is already causing a headache and will be very uncomfortable.
“Where will they be housed if they show up? What events can I attend?
“Shall we place them on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for spring?
The insider continued: “This is a celebration because of the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and it should not be overshadowed.
“There are so many questions now about what to do with Harry and Meghan.”
This comes after it was announced that Prince Harry also wanted to return to the UK this year due to several significant royal events, if travel restrictions allow. They are believed to have included Prince Philip’s 100th birthday and the Queen’s 95th birthday. It was also proposed that the so-called “Fab Four” gather again to unveil the memorial statue of Princess Diana.
Given the recent announcement that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are expecting baby number two, the question of whether one or both could visit the UK this year remains uncertain.
Celebrating Platinum’s jubilee next year might see them reunite with the wider royal family, along with Archie and their second royal baby.