Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will return to the United Kingdom for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. While the couple will be present for the festivities next week, they will not be part of the traditional balcony line-up at this year’s Trooping the Colour, which will feature only working royals.
However, royal fans will be relieved to learn that Prince Harry and Meghan may have another chance to appear on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony.
The Queen and members of the royal family may make a final appearance on the balcony on the final day of the bank holiday weekend, 5 June, to round off the weekend.
The £15 million Jubilee Pageant, which will parade through London’s streets, is expected to be watched by up to a billion people around the world. Over 10,000 people will be involved in the procession.
Along the 3km route, expect to see Ed Sheeran perform the national anthem, puppet corgis, a giant 3D wire bust of the Queen, a tribute to seven decades of fashion, music, and culture, and the Gold State Coach, which will make its first appearance in London in 20 years.
Harry and Meghan are expected to attend the pageant, according to reports. It comes after they announced that three-year-old Archie and 11-month-old Lilibet would be joining them for the festivities.
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children,” a spokeswoman for Harry and Meghan said.
It will be the first visit to the UK by Harry and Meghan’s family since they left for the United States in 2020.