Royal Family News: Why Were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘Low-Key’ at Platinum Jubilee?
After appearing publicly at just two events during the Queen’s four-day-long Platinum Jubilee, many are wondering what motivated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to fly under the radar.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s trip to the UK this last weekend was all about Queen Elizabeth II and her 70th year as Queen of England. A source close to the family is revealing just why their visit was so “low-key.” Keep reading and we’ll tell you the rest of the story.
Royal Family News – Sussexes Were Never Going to Appear on Balcony
According to People Magazine, a source close to the family explained that the Sussexes aren’t part of the working Royal Family any more and that it was a decision that they themselves made. However, the source said, “maybe [the public] hasn’t quite accepted that yet.”
“Yes, they were low-key. They paid their respects and went home,” the source observed, adding, “they were really here to see the Queen, and they did.” Though the duke and duchess were invited by the Queen to attend the celebrations, they were never going to be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour according to The Guardian.
The couple did, however, watch the event from offices overlooking Horse Guards Parade.
Royal Family News – Duke and Duchess Keep Their Promise
According to The Guardian, the pair’s appearance at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Thanksgiving Service was always going to be their first public appearance since stepping down as working Royals back in 2020.
Following the service, Prince Charles, Camilla, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared at London’s Guildhall for a lunch reception with the Lord Mayor of London. Harry and Meghan were nowhere to be seen according to Mirror UK.
A source informed the Mirror that the duke and duchess would keep “their promise that they wouldn’t overshadow the celebrations.”
Royal Family News – Lilibet’s Birthday Celebration
Meghan and Harry brought their children Archie and Lilibet along for the Jubilee celebrations and to celebrate baby Lilibet’s first birthday. Archie was born in the UK three years earlier, but this would be baby Lilibet’s first time visiting her father’s homeland.
The family celebrated Lilibet’s first year on earth, gathering at Frogmore Cottage with a backyard picnic. During the Uk trip, Lilibet got to meet her great-grandmother for the first time as well. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal family News and return here often for more news and updates.