The Dukes of Sussex will visit the UK again in June to reunite with family.
Before visiting the Netherlands for the Undefeated Games, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Queen Elizabeth II for the first time two years after the couple moved to the United States. Journalists have criticized Harry, claiming that he visited the Queen and Prince Charles solely to film content for the Netflix film, which the couple signed a production contract last year. In an interview with the BBC, Harry denied rumors of his insincerity towards his grandmother and father. When asked how the audience at the palace went, he admitted: “It was great to see Her Majesty. And I’m sure she would like to be here if she could.”
The couple also told reporters that the queen personally invited them to an official celebration on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her reign, which is scheduled for June 2. This time, the couple promised to come along with their children, Archie and Lilibet, which made Elizabeth II very happy. Harry and Meghan’s 10-month-old daughter has never met her titled relatives, and the soon-to-two-year-old son hasn’t been back to his homeland since 2019.
Her Majesty also stated that she would be glad to see the Sussexes on the balcony and the rest of the royal family, while Harry’s father does not consider such a decision justified. A source close to Prince Charles shared his concerns with the Daily Mail. Charles believes that the reunion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the royal family will divert attention from the celebration, turning what is happening into a farce.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are predicted to seem at family functions, including a traditional balcony display approaching summer, when they officially return to the UK.
However, the couple will not be invited to any official functions due to their non-functional royal status. According to the Telegraph, such incidents include Trooping the Killer.