Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, but Prince Charles and Prince William, allegedly, block the two from appearing on the balcony. The Sussexes will, reportedly, not join the Trooping the Colour ceremony that will only feature the working members of the royal family.
The Palace has said before that Queen Elizabeth has decided to limit the iconic balcony appearance to only royal family members who are currently undertaking official public duties. However, a source reveals Prince William and Prince Charles are who "strongly feel" about it.
The insider told Star, via Express, that the two future kings think the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "have been throwing shade" at the royal family. So, their possible balcony appearance will be "hypocritical."
The tipster added Prince William and Prince Charles felt Prince Harry and his wife had caused chaos to the family since they moved to the U.S. and gave their endless tell-all interviews that threw shade at the royals. "They think it would be hypocritical of Harry and Meghan acting all smiles and waving to the crowds from the balcony like they're one big happy family," the source explained.
In addition, royal commentator Camilla Tominey has warned Meghan Markle's husband ahead of his U.K. return that the Duke of Cambridge is "angry." At the same time, the heir apparent to the British throne is "sad."
She revealed the relations between the Sussexes and the Cambridges are still "quite distant." No one knows what Kate Middleton and Prince William think about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's attendance at the Platinum Jubilee. However, everybody is aware that they are still distant from each other.
Tominey said the only emotions Prince of Wales might have felt and his reactions to their Oprah Winfrey interview are sadness instead of anger. While the father is sad, his brother is said to be both "angry" and unhappy.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royal family members in 2020 and moved to the U.S., living in Montecito, California. They are set to return to Britain to attend Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations with their two kids, Archie and Lilibet.
In a statement, the couple said they are now excited and honored to join the celebrations. Though they will not make the iconic balcony appearance, they are invited to attend other family events during the special day, like the thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 3.
Royal historian Dr. Ed Owens saw this move as Queen Elizabeth's attempt to heal wounds that had divided the royal family.