Queen Elizabeth has banned Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Prince Andrew from making an appearance at Buckingham Palace balcony with other royals on her platinum jubilee.
The announcement was made today, May 6, by a Palace spokesperson.
According to the announcement, only working royals will appear on the balcony, and Prince Harry, Meghan, and Prince Andrew are no longer working royals.
“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 spokesman said.
The 96-year-old monarch’s decisive action to only include royals carrying out official public duties, such as Harry’s father and brother, for the Buckingham Palace parade was taken by her “after careful consideration”, the spokesperson said.
Yet there are exceptions for some of Harry’s fellow grandchildren and some of the Queen’s great-grandchildren including George, Charlotte and Louis.
However, it is understood the Sussexes have been invited to other jubilee events – likely to include the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday June 3. Andrew is also expected to be there.
Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals two years ago while Andrew was cast out of the royal institution over his civil sexual assault case that saw him hand £12million to one of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex slaves.