Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to snub royal invitation to Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The couple have reportedly been invited to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the celebrations later this year

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have appeared to snub a royal invitation to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been invited to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the traditional flypast on June 2, but are unable to play any formal role.

They would appear at family events across the bank holiday weekend, which includes the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The couple would not be able to take part in Trooping the Colour or play an integral role in several other events over the weekend.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is set to be celebrated in early June
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is set to be celebrated in early June

But in an apparent snub, a spokesperson for the pair said no decision has been made as to whether they will attend or not.

And, the Daily Express reports, Buckingham Palace courtiers are also distancing themselves from the invitation.

Palace staff are reportedly drawing up contingency plans for Jubilee events to continue if the Queen herself is unable to attend.

The plans mean younger royals would take her place in some events.

But Her Majesty, 95, is said to be determined to take part in the events despite her struggles with mobility.

This comes just days after Meghan and Harry made a surprise trip to visit the Queen and Prince Charles on their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

It was the first time that the pair had come to the UK in more than two years after they made accusations of racism against an unnamed royal during an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Speaking out after the face-to-face encounter with his grandmother, Harry said: “It was great to see her and I'm sure she would love to be here if she could.”

The Duke of Sussex was referring to the Invictus Games in The Hague, where he and Meghan jetted off to following their swift visit to Windsor.

The event was founded by Harry to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the world, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.

This year, it is taking place in The Hague between April 16 and April 22.