Queen Isabell bans Prince Harry and his wife from participating in the main event of her Platinum Jubilee. The Queen of England announced that only the royals who are officially performing will be part of the traditional appearance on the balcony of Trooping the Color this year, to be held on June 2.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace stated that “the Queen decided that the traditional appearance on the balcony of Trooping the Color of this year will be limited to her majesty and members of the royal family who are currently performing official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” according to the Daily Mail.
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Likewise, the spokesman assured that the decision was made “after careful consideration”, although he has made some exceptions; for example: Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, who is not a royal, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children George, Charlotte and Louis.
Thus, the ban is considered a “snub” to Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle; In fact, some foreign media classify the ban as “symbolic” because worldwide it will be seen as a rejection of Harry and Meghan, after they separated from the monarchy to have a “normal” life in Los Angeles, California, United States where they currently reside.
Besides, this ban also includes Prince Andrew, who two years ago was expelled from royalty after being accused of sexual assault, a process he faces in the United States. This situation caused him to have to pay 12 million pounds sterling to Virginia Giuffre, who denounced him.
Foreign media specializing in royal issues point out that the monarch’s decision may cause further separation because it is increasingly unlikely that Harry, Meghan and their two children, Archie and Lilibettravel to the UK for the activities that start on Thursday 2nd June.
However, the Buckingham Palace spokesman noted that both they and the Duke of York can attend a special service at St. Paul’s Cathedral to be held on June 3.
The Trooping the Color is the most important event of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. It will be on June 2, that is, it will begin the four days of the Jubilee festivities, with 18 members of the royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
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Queen Elizabeth II bans Prince Harry and his wife from attending the main event of her Platinum Jubilee