Megan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly advised Queen Elizabeth II that they were reluctant to attend the Queen’s anniversary celebrations on the balcony with the rest of the royal family.
The revelations come as the Queen prepares to celebrate her 96th birthday and platinum anniversary next month, and Harry and Megan missed key moments of the celebration.
According to The sun the controversial royal couple will return to England with their children for a special holiday, but will not be standing with their royal family friends on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during a key event.
The battle ceremony is a military ceremony that took place for more than two centuries in honor of the monarch’s birthday.
Prince Harry and his famous wife – as well disgraced Prince Andrew – will not appear on the balcony during the closing of the event, as the Queen said only working members of the royal family would be present.
According to Omid Scoby, a friend of the couple and co-author of their biography “Finding Freedom”, the royal couple believes that it would be “inappropriate” for them to participate in the “balcony moment”.
However, Mr Scobie claims they have not been “cut” and that Megan and Harry still “want” to play a role in the Queen’s anniversary.
«[Harry has] talked to his grandmother about the possibility of not attending Trooping the Color long before last week’s announcements, ”Mr. Scobie said.
However, two former members of the royal family have spoken out against joining the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, an event that will mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s reign in both the UK and the Commonwealth.