Prince Harry told Queen Elizabeth that he “did not want” to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in Trooping the Color.
Last week it was announced that only high-ranking members of the royal family would join the 96-year-old monarch at the official birthday celebrations in London on June 2, meaning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who retired two years ago – and not her ‘was the disgraced son of Prince Andrew.
However, the couple’s biographer, Omid Scobie, insisted the news came as no shock to Harry and Megan as it was a topic already discussed, and the couple told the monarch they preferred to participate in other Platinum anniversary celebrations over the weekend. .
He wrote in a column for Yahoo !: “As is often the case, the reality is much less harsh when you hear that Prince Harry has already talked to his grandmother about the possibility of not participating in Trooping the Color long before last week’s ads.
“A source told me that the Duke of Sussex actually expressed some time ago that he and Megan are eager to be part of the anniversary events, including the National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, but less for the formal moment of the balcony that both sides felt more fit for their lives before retreating ”.
On Saturday (14.05.22) it turned out that Harry and Megan – from Archie, three years old, and Lily, 11 months together – will still stay at Frogmore Cottage, their Windsor base, when they arrive for the festivities, even if it is currently time is occupied by the prince’s cousin, Princess Eugenia, her husband Jack Brooksbank and their 15-month-old son August.
Although Harry and Megan no longer live in the UK, they extended the lease – which was due to expire on March 31 – earlier this year to ensure the prince could still serve as one of four state advisers. his grandmother because the address in Windsor qualifies him as a residence in the UK.
A spokesman for Harry confirmed to the Daily Telegraph: “There are no planned changes at the moment.”
Harry and other government advisers – his father Prince Charles, his brother Prince William and his uncle Prince Andrew – can perform some of the Queen’s duties, including signing documents and attending Secret Council meetings at her request if she falls ill or becomes ill. not available.