While their relationship with the British royal family is far from being appeased, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have dared to make a request to Queen Elizabeth II that is likely to make people talk.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not done making news. Despite the fact that they are at loggerheads with the British royal family, the Sussexes intend to keep a small place at the Windsor. Thus, while the program for the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, which will be celebrated in June 2022, has just been unveiled by Buckingham, our source reports that Archie’s parents have already expressed their intention to participate in the event. At least, this is what a source who seems to be well informed says: “Harry wants to be there and it’s already a problem, it’s going to be very awkward,” she said before adding: “Where will they be positioned if they show up? What events can they attend? Are we going to put them on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the flypast? This is a celebration of the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and should not be overshadowed.”
If so many questions arise it is also because Meghan and Harry renounced their royal duties last February. Therefore, they will not be able to take part in these royal celebrations, which will take place over four days (from June 2 to 5, 2022), along with the other members of the royal family. It remains to be seen what will be the answer of the monarch to this request that some people qualify as “daring” in view of the last bombs dropped by the youngest son of Prince Charles on his own family.
Prince Harry absent for the inauguration of the statue of Lady Diana?
In the meantime, it is for another long-planned event that Harry could make his return to London. On July 1 will be inaugurated the statue in memory of Lady Diana in the gardens of Kensington Palace. A project on which the two sons of the late princess of hearts have been actively working since 2017. However, it would seem that the presence of Archie’s dad is increasingly compromised.
It is indeed at this time that Meghan must give birth to their second child. Harry will therefore most certainly make the choice to stay as close as possible to his wife and his little girl, if the latter is already born. “William and Kate will be there, of course. But from there to know if Harry will be able to take a flight with his baby who is expected this summer … We should know within two weeks,” said Russell Myers, a journalist specializing in royal issues. One thing is certain, whatever the Duke of Sussex’s decision, it promises to be the subject of much comment.
Prince Harry: and if, finally, he missed the inauguration of the statue of his mother to stay with Meghan?
Many hoped for a reconciliation at the funeral of Prince Philip … It is finally nothing. Since the announcement of his official departure from the royal family, Prince Harry has not ceased to break one by one the links still uniting him to his British roots. After a first tackle last March during an interview event with his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex has once again attacked the royal family in The Me You Can’t See, a documentary series unveiled on May 21 on Apple TV. The 36-year-old prince accused his father, Prince Charles, of having “let him suffer” during his childhood in front of the cameras. He also claimed that the royal family would have shown a “total indifference” to the unhappiness of his wife Meghan Markle, who suffered from depression before their departure from London.
It is in this particularly tense climate that Prince Harry is expected, on July 1, for an event in tribute to his mother, who would have celebrated her sixtieth birthday this year. An event on which Princes Harry and William have been working since 2017, but to which the Duke of Sussex could finally not attend. On the set of ITV’s Lorraine, royal journalist Russell Myers revealed that Harry may decide not to return to London in early July: “William and Kate will be there, of course. But whether Harry will be able to take a flight with his baby who is expected this summer… We should know within two weeks,” said the journalist.
Imminent delivery for Meghan Markle?
According to Russell Myers, Meghan Markle’s second pregnancy could prevent Prince Harry from fulfilling his obligations. Indeed, the baby girl could be born well before the date announced by the Sussex couple last March. According to the Daily Mail, the Duke and Duchess would have shared an incorrect due date in order to protect their privacy. It is therefore possible that the birth coincides with the unveiling of the statue of Lady Di. The sons of the latter could then choose to “make speeches separately” to allow Harry to stay in the United States, but also, perhaps, to avoid having to cross paths. “Will they appear there together or not? It’s been months since their relationship deteriorated,” the royal expert pointed out. So will Diana’s sixtieth birthday sadly mark the final breakup of her sons? Only time will tell.