Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘invited to appear on balcony’ for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been invited to the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside the Royal Family during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, reports say.

This seems to be a step in the right direction to repair the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the family after the couple stepped down from the firm in 2020.

Since quitting their life as senior royals in early 2020, the couple spend most of their time in the California home with their two children, Archie, 2, and Lillibet, four months.

The rift between the royals escalated after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah, but olive branches seem to have been extended recently from both sides.

Meghan and Prince Harry watch the sitting volley ball competition on day 2 of the Invictus Games

Harry and Meghan reportedly made a secret visit to the Queen and Prince Charles on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, writes the Mirror.

And now, the Telegraph has reported that the pair have been invited to join the rest of the Royal Family for the traditional balcony appearance to watch an RAF fly past, on June 2.

Harry’s relationship with his family has been strained since the Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, when the Duke expressed his “disappointment” in his dad.

He claimed Charles had cut him off financially and refused to take his calls.

Meghan also made the revelation that Kate Middleton made her cry in the lead up to the royal wedding, not the other way round in the interview.

In the chat, Harry claimed that William and Charles were “trapped” within the system of the Royal Family after being asked by Oprah if his older brother wanted to leave the Firm.

The June 2 invitation will also include family events such as a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral during the Jubilee.

This will celebrate 70 years on the throne for Queen Elizabeth II.

However, Harry and Meghan will not have a formal role in the celebrations, it is understood, due to their not being senior working royals.

Meghan and Harry at Archie's christening in July 2019
Meghan and Harry at Archie’s christening in July 2019

The Queen, who will celebrate her 96th birthday on Thursday, is thought to be unlikely to make extensive public appearances herself during the Jubilee, as she is increasingly frail.

The monarch has missed events such as yesterday’s traditional Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle due to mobility issues.

It was hoped that the Queen would at least be able to take part in the Trooping the Color procession and appear on the balcony alongside her family.

Question marks have surrounded the question of whether Harry and Meghan will be present at the Jubilee celebrations since their lack of attendance at a memorial service to honor Prince Philip last month.

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