Buckingham Palace revealed a major update regarding the Queen’s Trooping the Color celebrations, which are a second official celebration of the monarch’s birthday.
“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Color balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” the palace said in a statement shared with HuffPost on Friday.
The announcement means that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be present on the balcony, and neither will the disgraced Prince Andrew, as the three are not working royals.
Despite the palace’s announcement on Friday, the Sussexes made it clear that they will be attending Platinum Jubilee celebrations in honor of the queen’s 70 years on the throne.
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children,” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement shared with HuffPost on Friday.
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