Prince Harry + Duchess Meghan
Are you allowed to wave the Queen from the balcony at the platinum anniversary?
It must have been a disappointment when Harry and Meghan learned the Queen didn’t want them on the balcony during the military parade. A royal expert is now giving hope that the Sussexes could still wave from Buckingham Palace.
Hope dies last. While Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 40, announced the good news last week that they would travel to London for Queen Elizabeth’s 96th anniversary, the monarch put a damper on the Sussexes at the same time: they were allowed to start during the military parade not stand by her side on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the four-day celebration. Only royals performing official royal duties are allowed to do so. A royal expert still sees a chance that the couple, who have now lived in California for two years, could be up there at the celebration.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan could be there for another balcony moment
As Daily Express correspondent Richard Palmer reports, there won’t be just that one moment during the Trooping the Color parade where the royal family will be standing on the balcony. “There could be another moment, if not more,” said the royal expert. On the final day of the festival week, Sunday June 5, 2022, the royals are likely to gather once again on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. And then Harry and Meghan could also be there.
There are still some festivities and surprises coming up on June 5th. This also includes an appearance by Ed Sheeran, 31. According to Palmer, there is also talk of “100 other national treasures”. Something very special is definitely planned for the closing ceremony – but the palace has kept it to itself so far. It is “not yet clear whether they will also be on the balcony”. However, there were indications. “During a briefing, a colleague asked if there would be another balcony moment. Royal Family advisors just smiled and nodded, but there was no definite answer,” Palmer said.
For Harry and Meghan it would certainly be a highlight of their trip. Apparently they want to get closer to the Windsors in Great Britain after a long period of disagreement. A traditional family moment like this could encourage reconciliation. This visit by the Sussexes is all the more important, as daughter Lilibet, 11 months, will also meet her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth personally for the first time. So if there really is a joint appearance on the balcony, it is already clear: all eyes will be on the Queen and the Sussexes.
Sources used: express.co.uk