The royals missing out on the Queen’s Jubilee balcony after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry snubbed
Her Majesty has opted to limit the Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour balcony appearance to working members of her family
The Queen’s decision to bar some royals from the Buckingham Palace has led to a number of big names missing out.
Her Majesty has opted to limit the Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour balcony appearance to working members of her family.
The monarch’s decision to only include royals carrying out official public duties was taken “after careful consideration”, Buckingham Palace said.
As a result, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have missed out on a spot on the balcony, while Prince Andrew has also been left off the list.
The symbolic move is likely to be interpreted as a snub to the pair, who quit the monarchy for a new life in the US two years ago, and to Andrew, who was cast out of the institution over his civil sexual assault case.
Aside from the trio, the Queen has also omitted several other royals who will not be able to watch the ceremony from the balcony.
Andrew’s daughter Princess Eugenie is among the biggest names not to make the cut, while her husband Jack Brooksbank didn’t make the final list.
While Andrew’s other daughter and Eugenie’s older sister, Princess Beatrice will not be appearing on the balcony.
Others to be snubbed include the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her former rugby playing husband Mike Tindall.
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn won’t be viewing the ceremony from the balcony after missing out on the Queen’s final list.
Despite the decision to bar Meghan and Harry from the balcony, the couple have now confirmed they will still be in attendance.
A Sussex spokeswoman said: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."
It will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US.