Meghan and Harry will follow Thomas Markle to UK for Queen's Jubilee, royal expert tells Dan Wootton

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are yet to confirm whether they will come to the celebrations to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will follow Thomas Markle to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations later this year, a royal expert has told GB News.

Katie Nicholl, Vanity Fair Royal Editor and author, believes that the couple will end up making the trip to the UK.

Speaking on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, Ms Nicholl said: “I think if they are sensible, which is a big if, I think they will come over.

Katie Nicholl (right) speaking on Dan Wootton Tonight alongside Lady Colin Campbell
Katie Nicholl (right) speaking on Dan Wootton Tonight alongside Lady Colin Campbell
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are yet to confirm whether they will attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are yet to confirm whether they will attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

“Their greatest currency is their connection with the Royal Family, I think it’s going to be very strange if they’re not there in some capacity.

“We’re not expecting them to be there in some capacity, we’re not expecting them to be there in an official capacity or representing the Queen."

She added: “But I think given this is going to be her, let’s be honest, final hurrah.

“This is a Platinum Jubilee celebration, the like of which we’ve never seen celebrated in this country before.

“You don’t want the two anomalies being the Sussexes, my understanding is that the Queen wants all her family there, whether that’s a balcony appearance or whatever that’s going to be.

“And I think if Harry and Meghan are not there, they’re going to regret it, on top of regrets of not going to Prince Philip’s service of thanksgiving and I think it’s going to look very strange indeed.”

Her comments come after Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle exclusively told GB News on Monday that he would be visiting the UK for the Jubilee celebrations.

But he was less certain as to whether Meghan and Harry will come once they know of his attendance.

Mr Markle said: “I’m getting the feeling that if they know I’m coming, they won’t be coming.

“But if they do come, I’d love to reach out and speak with them and try to figure out what went wrong and how we can repair it.

“I don’t see that happening, but I’d certainly like to try.”