Royal Family latest news – Queen invites Meghan & Prince Harry to Platinum Jubilee but they may NOT appear on balcony

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been invited to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

But questions remain over whether the battling royals will share a public balcony appearance outside Buckingham Palace.

The Queen has extended an olive branch to the Sussexes by inviting them to her mammoth Platinum Jubilee celebrations in summer.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess plan to attend the Queen’s official birthday parade which will take place over four days next June.

But it is unclear whether Harry and Meghan will appear on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family. The celebrations will kick off with a full staging of Trooping the Colour, the parade of more than 1,400 soldiers that marks the queen’s official birthday.

The Sussexes intend returning to the UK for the special occasion.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    ‘HOMESICK’ PRINCE HARRY ‘CALLING UK PALS FOR ADVICE & WANTS TO ADMIT MISTAKES’

    PRINCE Harry has been calling pals in the UK for advice after his comments about his father backfired, according to a royal author.

    The "homesick" royal has a network of close friends back home in Britain – some he has known from his days as a party-loving bachelor.

    The "support system" is said to be made up of of schoolmates, revellers at 'Club H' – the brothers' basement disco at Highgrove – as well as military comrades, royal mentors and aides.

    Many of the close-knit circle are also friends with his brother Prince William and attended both of their weddings.

    Writing in The Daily Mail , Robert Lacey says the friends have "listened sympathetically" to the brothers in recent months without taking sides.

    Read more here.

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    PALACE SAY MEGHAN 'BULLYING' PROBE NOT BEING PAID FOR WITH PUBLIC MONEY

    Palace say Meghan ‘bullying’ probe not being paid for with public money

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    DIANA'S CLOSE FAMILY WILL JOIN HARRY AND WILLIAM FOR STATUE UNVEILING ON THURSDAY

    A spokeswoman for Harry confirmed the duke had arrived "safely" at his private residence Frogmore Cottage close to the Queen's Windsor Castle home.

    Kensington Palace has confirmed the royal brothers and Diana's close family – thought to be her siblings – and others involved in organising the statue will attend the ceremony in the Sunken Garden on Thursday.

    A royal source said: "This is a small event and a very personal moment for the family.

    "Plans have been scaled back due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and media arrangements reflect both the size and tone of the event."

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    HARRY AND WILLIAM WILL NOT OFFER OLIVER BRANCH BEFORE DIANA STATUE IS UNVEILED, CLAIMS FRIEND

    The princes will not offer an olive branch to each other before unveiling the specially commissioned statue of their beloved mum, claims a pal.

    Joint friends of both siblings don't believe they will mend their rift, despite being in the same country at the same time, according to the Sunday Times.

    One said: "Neither are offering an olive branch.

    "I fear it will be the same as at Prince Philip's funeral, a nod of recognition and that's about it."

    Another source admitted to being worried that "on the day it will be difficult to separate the statue from the occasion, which is now loaded with all sorts of unwelcome baggage."

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    BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT SAYS WILLIAM IS EMERGING AS FRONT RUNNER LEADER

    The tragic death of Prince Philip has left the family in a turbulent storm, which has become increasingly problematic with new allegations against family members.

    Despite the problems, a body language expert has said that William has stepped up and is taking control.

    Judi James, body language expert, spoke to Fabulous Digital about her observations: “When the powerful alpha male of any family group dies there are always some of that group who will step up and others who will be knocked back.

    “The shift in hierarchy and group dynamics will often have little to do with accepted pecking order and more to do with strength of personality, and in the royal Firm it has been William who has been emerging as a front-runner leader, showing signs of fast-track maturity as he eases into a more actively dominant role.”

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    ROYAL NEWS ROUND-UP: THE LATEST

    • The Queen was spotted driving towards Frogmore Cottage after her grandson touched down at Heathrow
    • A royal expert claims Meghan and Harry 'want money for doing very little in return'
    • Harry and William have been forced to slash the guest list for the unveiling of a new statue to commemorate their mother
    • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been slammed by Dumbarton locals – after rejecting it for Archie over the word 'dumb'
    • And the couple say they weren't being misleading when they told Oprah they'd been 'cut off' by the Royal Family after Megxit

    PRINCE HARRY TO STAY 'LOW-KEY' AND 'SPEND AS LITTLE TIME AS POSSIBLE IN UK' BEFORE JETTING BACK TO MEGHAN IN LA

    QUEEN SPOTTED DRIVING TO FROGMORE AS HARRY SELF ISOLATES IN TIME TO REUNITE WITH WILLIAM AT DIANA STATUE

    Prince Harry faces a welcome from the Queen who was spotted driving towards Frogmore Cottage just minutes after her grandson was whisked inside by security.

    The Duke of Sussex, 36, was picked up on the Heathrow tarmac after landing for next week’s Princess Diana statue unveiling.

    A source said: “It is quite something. No sooner had Harry been driven from Heathrow to Frogmore Cottage the Queen was on her way down.

    “I’m sure they would have plenty to talk about. The Queen would obviously want to see her grandson after everything that has gone on and could take this opportunity to act as the peacemaker.”

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    PRINCESS DIANA WOULD BE ‘VERY UNCOMFORTABLE’ WITH OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Simone Simmons, a pal and confidante of the late princess, said Diana thought the chat show host was “only after sensationalism” and showed a “lack of respect” to her interview subjects.

    The fierce revelation comes just months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry let loose on the Royal Family in their explosive chat with Oprah in March.

    Harry claimed his dad and brother were “trapped” in the Royal Firm, while Meghan revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.

    The bombshell interview was a result of Meghan and Harry’s friendship with Oprah – who Diana, it seems, did not feel as comfortable to be around.

    In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, Simone Simmons tells author Robert Lacey: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGHAN AND HARRY FACE BACKLASH AFTER THEY TRY TO CLAIM THEY WEREN'T MISLEADING WITH 'CUT OFF' OPRAH CLAIMS

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have tried to claim they weren't misleading the public when they moaned that Prince Charles "cut them off" during their explosive Oprah chat.

      The Duke of Sussex told the world he was “cut off financially” by the Royals when he sat down for his infamous interview with Oprah earlier this year.

      But Prince Charles’ annual report, released last night, showed his youngest son received a “substantial” sum from him after Megxit.

      Figures show he gave both the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million, despite Harry claiming he had been hung out to dry by the Firm.

      Harry famously told Oprah he had been "cut off in the first quarter of 2020" – allowing the public to believe he meant January to March.

      A spokesperson for the Sussexes said “it’s inaccurate to suggest that there’s a contradiction", and insisted Harry was talking about the first quarter of the financial year from April 2020.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      COMMEMORATIVE £5 COIN LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE PRINCE PHILIP'S LIFE ON ARMED FORCES DAY

      The Royal mint has released a commemorative £5 crown coin today to celebrate Prince Philip's life and legacy.

      The memorial coin features an original portrait of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and is available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof editions.

      The £5 coin features an original new portrait that was personally approved by Prince Philip himself in 2008.

      The coin was launched today on Armed Forces Day and is available to buy via the Royal Mint website.

      In keeping with Royal tradition, the denomination of the memorial coin is a £5 Crown – typically used to mark significant moments such as Coronations and Jubilees. 

      Read the full story here

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘TOLD ROYALS THEY DIDN’T WANT ARCHIE TO BE A PRINCE’ BEFORE COMPLAINING HE WASN’T ONE DURING OPRAH INTERVIEW

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told the Royal Family they didn’t want Archie to be a prince before complaining he hadn’t been given the title during their tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, it’s been claimed.

      The Sussexes “never raised an issue” about their son not being made a prince with the Palace – but then brought it up during the bombshell interview in March, sources say.

      A source told the outlet that Meghan and Harry “never raised an issue” and that the Duke of Sussex had been “adamant” that Archie “should be raised without titles like his cousins Peter and Zara Phillips”.

      But in their shock interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan hinted otherwise and discussed the reason Archie was not made a prince when he was born, saying:

      “But in those months when I was pregnant, all around same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      NEW TRAILER FOR CONTROVERSIAL MOVIE SHOWS MEGHAN AND HARRY PLAN ROYAL EXIT

      A new trailer for a questionable TV programme about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace, has been revealed.

      Actress Sydney Morton, who’s playing Meghan Markle took to her Instagram page to share the first look clip – giving fans a taste of what to expect.

      The trailer sees Harry, who is played by actor Jordan Dean, console Meghan and discuss her treatment at the hands of the press, saying: ‘I see you literally being hounded to death and I’m helpless to stop it.’

      Meghan replies: ‘I am the person who is strong and gets things right. I can’t lose you.’

      The trailer also shows the pair recreating the explosive Oprah interview, which saw Meghan claim that royal family members had ‘conversations with Harry about how dark (their son Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born’.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      KENSINGTON PALACE HAS CONFIRMED DIANA'S CLOSE FAMILY WILL ATTEND STATUE UNVEILING

      Close family will attend the unveiling of a statue commissioned in her honour, along with son's Prince Harry and William, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

      Harry and William are set to put their differences aside for the ceremony which will take place on what would have been their mother's 60th birthday.

      Harry has reportedly arrived in the UK from California and is likely to be quarantining at his Frogmore Cottage home near Windsor Castle.

      According to reports, the unveiling was due to be a larger gathering with many of Diana's friends invited to the ceremony.

      But the gathering had to be slashed due to Covid-19 restrictions, whilst a separate larger event likely to take place in September.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      PRINCESS DIANA WOULD'VE BEEN 'DEVASTATED' TO SEE WILLIAM AND HARRY'S BOND 'DESTROYED'

      When Princes William and Harry announced that they had commissioned a memorial to Princess Diana in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of her death in 2017.

      They did so in a joint statement that declared: “We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace reflect on her life and her legacy.”

      Katie Nicholl, author of Harry And Meghan, says: “I think Diana’s legacy must be her enormous capacity for supporting the most vulnerable in society. She used the unique position she had to shine a spotlight on those who had no voice. 

      "She was way ahead of her time, unafraid to push at royal boundaries and protocol. She really made a difference.  She didn’t have time to fulfil her legacy because her life was tragically cut short, but her sons are continuing her work in different ways.”

      Read the full story here

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY INVITED TO THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE – BUT QUESTIONS STILL REMIAN OVER BALCONY APPEARANCE

      Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been invited to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.

      But questions remain over whether the warring royals will share a public balcony appearance outside Buckingham Palace.

      A source said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I'm sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there.

      "The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time.

      "But there's a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes."

    • Harvey Lindsay

      EXPERTS CLAIM KATE MIDDLETON FOUND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘DIFFICULT’ WHILST DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘THRILLED’ WILLIAM HAS PERFECT MATCH

      Princess Diana would have been “thrilled” Prince William has found his “perfect match” in Kate Middleton – but found Meghan Markle “difficult”, a royal expert has claimed.

      Katie Nicholl – author of the biography Harry And Meghan – told Fabulous Magazine that the late royal would have had conflicting feelings towards her daughters-in-law.

      In tomorrow’s issue of Fabulous, the royal expert claimed Princess Diana would have approved of Kate Middleton.

      Katie said: “She would have been thrilled that William found the perfect match in Kate but it’s hard to know what she would have made of Meghan. 

      “She would have loved the fact that Harry married a bi-racial, divorced Hollywood actress. This was Harry shaking things up, whether that was or wasn’t what he set out to do.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      EXPERTS CLAIM KATE MIDDLETON FOUND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘DIFFICULT’ WHILST DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘THRILLED’ WILLIAM HAS PERFECT MATCH

      Princess Diana would have been “thrilled” Prince William has found his “perfect match” in Kate Middleton – but found Meghan Markle “difficult”, a royal expert has claimed.

      Katie Nicholl – author of the biography Harry And Meghan – told Fabulous Magazine that the late royal would have had conflicting feelings towards her daughters-in-law.

      In tomorrow’s issue of Fabulous, the royal expert claimed Princess Diana would have approved of Kate Middleton.

      Katie said: “She would have been thrilled that William found the perfect match in Kate but it’s hard to know what she would have made of Meghan. 

      “She would have loved the fact that Harry married a bi-racial, divorced Hollywood actress. This was Harry shaking things up, whether that was or wasn’t what he set out to do.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ACCUSED OF ‘ONLY CARING ABOUT IMAGE’ AFTER REFUSING EARL TITLE FOR ARCHIE

      Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are “dumb” and “only care about their image” after reportedly refusing the Earl of Dumbarton title for Archie, a royal expert said today.

      It came to light today after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have rejected the Earl title for Archie because it contained the word “dumb”.

      But royal author Phil Dampier today accused the couple of simply wanting to “control every aspect of their lives and how they are perceived by the public”.

      He told The Sun Online: “Turning down the title because it had the word ‘dumb’ in it shows the fundamental lack of knowledge that Meghan has about royalty and British history.

      “To reject using it for this reason is dumb itself, you can’t just alter or dismiss ancient titles when it suits you.

      “It shows how much Harry and Meghan care about their image and want to control every aspect of their lives and how they are perceived by the public, particularly in the US, where their future lies.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGHAN AND HARRY FACE BACKLASH AFTER THEY TRY TO CLAIM THEY WEREN'T MISLEADING WITH 'CUT OFF' OPRAH CLAIMS

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have tried to claim they weren't misleading the public when they moaned that Prince Charles "cut them off" during their explosive Oprah chat.

      The Duke of Sussex told the world he was “cut off financially” by the Royals when he sat down for his infamous interview with Oprah earlier this year.

      But Prince Charles’ annual report, released last night, showed his youngest son received a “substantial” sum from him after Megxit.

      Figures show he gave both the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million, despite Harry claiming he had been hung out to dry by the Firm.

      Harry famously told Oprah he had been "cut off in the first quarter of 2020" – allowing the public to believe he meant January to March.

      A spokesperson for the Sussexes said “it’s inaccurate to suggest that there’s a contradiction", and insisted Harry was talking about the first quarter of the financial year from April 2020.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘TOLD ROYALS THEY DIDN’T WANT ARCHIE TO BE A PRINCE’ BEFORE COMPLAINING HE WASN’T ONE DURING OPRAH INTERVIEW

      Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told the Royal Family they didn’t want Archie to be a prince before complaining he hadn’t been given the title during their tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, it’s been claimed.

      The Sussexes “never raised an issue” about their son not being made a prince with the Palace – but then brought it up during the bombshell interview in March, sources say.

      A source told the outlet that Meghan and Harry “never raised an issue” and that the Duke of Sussex had been “adamant” that Archie “should be raised without titles like his cousins Peter and Zara Phillips”.

      But in their shock interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan hinted otherwise and discussed the reason Archie was not made a prince when he was born, saying:

      “But in those months when I was pregnant, all around same time: we have in tandem he won’t be given security, a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      COMMEMORATIVE £5 COIN LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE PRINCE PHILIP'S LIFE ON ARMED FORCES DAY

      The Royal mint has released a commemorative £5 crown coin today to celebrate Prince Philip's life and legacy.

      The memorial coin features an original portrait of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and is available in Brilliant Uncirculated, Silver Proof and Gold Proof editions.

      The £5 coin features an original new portrait that was personally approved by Prince Philip himself in 2008.

      The coin was launched today on Armed Forces Day and is available to buy via the Royal Mint website.

      In keeping with Royal tradition, the denomination of the memorial coin is a £5 Crown – typically used to mark significant moments such as Coronations and Jubilees. 

      Read the full story here

    • Harvey Lindsay

      KENSINGTON PALACE HAS CONFIRMED DIANA'S CLOSE FAMILY WILL ATTEND STATUE UNVEILING

      Close family will attend the unveiling of a statue commissioned in her honour, along with son's Prince Harry and William, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

      Harry and William are set to put their differences aside for the ceremony which will take place on what would have been their mother's 60th birthday.

      Harry has reportedly arrived in the UK from California and is likely to be quarantining at his Frogmore Cottage home near Windsor Castle.

      According to reports, the unveiling was due to be a larger gathering with many of Diana's friends invited to the ceremony.

      But the gathering had to be slashed due to Covid-19 restrictions, whilst a separate larger event likely to take place in September.

    • Harvey Lindsay

      EXPERTS CLAIM KATE MIDDLETON FOUND MEGHAN MARKLE ‘DIFFICULT’ WHILST DIANA WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘THRILLED’ WILLIAM HAS PERFECT MATCH

      Princess Diana would have been “thrilled” Prince William has found his “perfect match” in Kate Middleton – but found Meghan Markle “difficult”, a royal expert has claimed.

      Katie Nicholl – author of the biography Harry And Meghan – told Fabulous Magazine that the late royal would have had conflicting feelings towards her daughters-in-law.

      In tomorrow’s issue of Fabulous, the royal expert claimed Princess Diana would have approved of Kate Middleton.

      Katie said: “She would have been thrilled that William found the perfect match in Kate but it’s hard to know what she would have made of Meghan. 

      “She would have loved the fact that Harry married a bi-racial, divorced Hollywood actress. This was Harry shaking things up, whether that was or wasn’t what he set out to do.”

    • Harvey Lindsay

      PRINCESS DIANA WOULD BE 'VERY UNCOMFORTABLE' WITH OPRAH INTERVIEW

      Simone Simmons, a pal and confidante of the late princess, said Diana thought the chat show host was "only after sensationalism" and showed a "lack of respect" to her interview subjects.

      The fierce revelation comes just months after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry let loose on the Royal Family in their explosive chat with Oprah in March.

      Harry claimed his dad and brother were "trapped" in the Royal Firm, while Meghan revealed she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.

      The bombshell interview was a result of Meghan and Harry's friendship with Oprah – who Diana, it seems, did not feel as comfortable to be around.

      In an updated version of the book Battle of Brothers, Simone Simmons tells author Robert Lacey: “Diana felt very uncomfortable with Oprah."

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