Meghan Markle news: Prince Harry & Duchess 'WON'T be seen during Jubilee' as it's about the Queen 'and not drama'

A ROYAL expert claims Harry & Meghan will take a backseat during the Platnum Jubilee as it's "about the Queen and NOT drama".

The Duke and Duchess say they will return for the four-day party marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, and bring their children, next month.

But after a friend claimed the couple told the Queen they never wanted to be on the Buckingham Palace balcony, one royal expert says they will step away from the limelight altogether.

Christine Ross, co-host of the Royally Us podcast, claims the Sussexes will keep a low profile and only attend “private celebrations” to honor Her Majesty.

Ross explained: “I think that they will mostly take part in private celebrations. I don’t think we’re going to see them very much, to be honest. But they’re there, they’re part of the family, but they’re not taking away from the story.”

“If they didn’t go, the story would be they’re not allowed to go,” Ross says. “But, and if they were there and they were front and center on the balcony again, they would be the main headlines.

"I feel like we’re going to see a lot of decisions in the next couple of weeks that are really forcing a redirection of the conversation to the Queen.

"All of this is about the Queen. It’s not about the drama with Harry and Meghan. It’s not about the drama with Andrew.”

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Prince Charles ‘needs’ Prince Harry & Meghan Markle when becoming King

    PRINCE Charles will need Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when he becomes King, a royal expert claimed.

    The Prince of Wales is likely to want and need them because their young appeal is a “huge asset”, author Tina Brown added. 

    It comes after Britain got a glimpse of Charles’ reign as he stepped in for The Queen at Tuesday’s State Opening of Parliament.

    Ms Brown, speculating that Harry and Meghan could return to the Firm, said: “My guess is Charles is really going to want them back — sort of need them back actually — because Harry and Meghan were huge assets to the whole royal repertoire quite frankly.

    “They had a young appeal that was very, very potent in the country.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Serbia sung about Meghan during the Eurovision song contest

    Last night, the Eurovision song contest took place and saw Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra win the contest.

    Meanwhile, Meghan Markle received an unlikely shout-out at the Song Contest.

    Serbia's track “In corpore sano” from singer Konstrakta references Duchess in its opening lines – but that’s only the beginning of its hidden meaning.

    Within the song’s dark and ominous beat, the lyrics in question translate as: “What could be the secret of Meghan Markle’s healthy hair? What could it be? I think it’s all about deep hydration. They say our skin and hair show it all.”

    Speaking at a press conference in Turin, Konstrakta explained the song is intended in part to reflect the “disorientation” people can feel about health.

    She said: “We’re all a little bit disoriented because of this great field of information offering us many, many opposite ways to be healthy. Behind all of that, there is a great field of consumption, you spend a lot of money to be healthy nowadays.

    “This is really a multi-layered song, you need to read the lyrics to dive into the meanings, and you can read it in many ways.”

    The Latin title of the song is a saying that translates as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.

    Konstrakta explains: “It has a dual meaning. We are so much focused on a healthy body, and in a way, maybe mind is suffering. On the other hand, this field of mental health is another field of consumption opening.”

    She added: “In a way, everybody nowadays has an obsession with a healthy life, because we are living in such an atmosphere”.

    So, while hidden meaning in the track that may not be immediately obvious, if you listen to the lyrics again it becomes the opening lines are intended to parody the media’s fixation on celebrity.

  • Louis Allwood

    News about Meg & Harry you may have missed

    • Harry and Meghan told Queen they never wanted to be on palace balcony at Jubilee, pal claims
    • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry forced to pay £213,000 to charity as they settle final debts over Sussex Royal foundation
    • Meghan Markle ‘trampled on others to get to the top like a politician’ her biographer claims
    • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are ‘too out of touch’ & ‘naive’ for Netflix after TV show snubbed, say TV sources
    • Louis Allwood

      Meghan & Harry 'need to top up brand with royalty' amid Jubilee visit

      A PR expert has said that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty", following the news they will return to Britain for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

      Pauline Maclaran, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at Royal Holloway, said Harry and Meghan need to maintain their royal connections so their brand in the US has a "competitive edge".

      The PR expert told Express.co.uk: "I think they really need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty and reinforce their connections.

      "Of course, there are the family connections too and I'm sure the families do want some kind of reconciliation.

      "But I can't help but think Harry and Meghan are definitely trying to reinforce their brand with the royal connections and being part of these very crucial celebrations.

      "If Harry and Megan don't keep up the royal connections then really their brand in the US has not got a competitive edge to differentiate them more strongly from other celebrities."

    • Louis Allwood

      Here’s what Harry & Meghan’s home says about them

      Interior design expert Georgina Burnett, who has featured on This Morning and vlogs for The Home Genie, lifts the lid on what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice of decor say about them.

      • 'Showy' study – Meghan, 40, treated us to a look inside her home office on her 40th birthday last year, when she launched a new charity initiative.
        But Georgina points out that the study looks more for show than a place where actual work happens. For a start, Meghan's laptop is positioned on a towering pile of books.
      • 'Need for control' – Georgina says the artwork in the study is "hung with perfect symmetry" usually intimates "a need to be in control".
      • 'Missing home' – Harry's Apple TV series – The Me You Can't See – about mental health revealed another of the couple's lounges. Georgina suggests the room's dark wood furnishings are comforting for Harry as they're more in-keeping with the type of homes he grew up in across the pond.
      • Escapism – A scene from the couple's explosive interview with Oprah in March 2021 showed them in their garden – in particular their chicken coop.
        Georgina suggests this is a place in their home where the couple come to "get away from it all".

      Read the article in full here.

      Meghan and Harry 'would never shine' in UK

      A royal commentator has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would "never shine" as full-time working members of the Royal Family.

      This would be down to the Firm's structure.

      Royal author Ian Lloyd, the author of the biography 'The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II', told Express.co.uk: "The problem with being the second is that you grow up with your sibling and you are equal – Diana treated Harry and William as equals, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth treated Elizabeth and Margaret like equals when they were children.

      "But then what happens is that when the older one becomes sovereign or the heir it feels the second sibling more or less disappears."

      Speaking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's possible future position within the Firm, Lloyd added: "There is no obvious role and I think Meghan thought she could come in and make a role and sort of take on the Royal Family but the Palace and the organisation won't do that.

      "They only ever support the heir and spare, so Meghan and Harry would never shine in this country."

      Plan for 'high tea' birthday party for Lilibet

      Fans of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's are planning a "high tea" birthday party for Lilibet as she is set to turn one.

      The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter celebrates her first birthday on June 4.

      Fans of the couple – the Sussex Squad – shared plans on Twitter for a virtual "high tea" party to celebrate the special occasion.

      One Twitter user posted: "#SussexSquad Breaking News! Lilibet Diana’s Birthday Party has been changed to a High Tea Birthday Party! So save the date and get your tea sets and fascinators ready!"

      Harry & Meg told Queen they never wanted to be on palace balcony

      HARRY and Meghan told the Queen they never wanted to be on the Buckingham Palace balcony at her Platinum Jubilee, a pal claims.

      But the couple did insist on attending Her Majesty’s Thanksgiving Service.

      The Queen, 96, controversially ordered that only working royals could appear on the balcony on June 2 — ruling out Harry and Meghan.

      But the pair’s biographer and pal Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, denied they were “cut” from the balcony line-up and Trooping the Colour, which marks the monarch’s birthday.

      Writing for Yahoo news, Scobie said Harry had “spoken with his grandmother about the possibility of not attending Trooping the Colour long before last week’s announcements”.

      The Sussexes thought it “inappropriate” to appear at the “balcony moment” as they were no longer working royals, he added.

      But they were “keen” to be part of the Jubilee and to attend the service on June 3.

      SHOCK claims Charles 'will need' Meg & Harry when he's King

      MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are 'huge assets' to the royal family, and when Prince Charles becomes King he 'will need' them back, claims a royal author.

      On this week’s episode of “Royally Obsessed,” Tina Brown, author of the new book The Palace Papers said: “My guess is Charles is really going to want them back—sort of need them back, actually—because Harry and Meghan were huge assets to the whole royal repertoire, quite frankly.

      “They had a young appeal that was very, very potent in the country.”

      Backing Ms Brown's claims, Kinsey Schofield, royal expert and founder of ToDiForDaily.com, told the Express that Charles has a “very soft heart” and is “anxious to start the healing process” with Harry.

      “I think he’s desperately in love with Prince Harry—he loves Prince Harry,” she says.

      “He doesn’t like his actions, but Prince Harry is his DNA, and he does hurt when they’re not talking, he does hurt when things aren’t on the right path, and I think he’s anxious to start the healing process. I think that Prince Charles is very forgiving.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Harry warned he could become ‘just another foreign prince’ by royal expert

        Prince Harry has been warned that his actions could lead to the British people seeing him as something of a stranger.

        Author of the newly-released biography ‘The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II’, and photographer Ian Lloyd told Express.co.uk: “It’s a shame because he has got the Invictus Games and quite a lot going for him.

        “But I think he is in danger of evaporating.

        “He and Meghan haven’t had the great launch in America we were expecting, they promised a lot and so far nothing much has happened.

        “And I think they will soon realise that with Netflix and other deals it is just people ultimately wanting to trade on their royal status.”

        Harry’s time in the US has been a fractious one, with neither the British or American people warming to him and Meghan.

        Lloyd continued: “If he does distance himself from the Royal Family that brand will eventually be damaged, he will be just another foreign prince.

        “He needs to be working in close ties with the Royal Family to heal the divisions to strengthen his own brand.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Duke and Duchess of Sussex to return to Frogmore Cottage for Jubilee

        As we approach Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, the Daily Mail has reported that Sussexes will return to their England home for the celebration.

        Currently, the cottage in Windsor is lived in by Princess Eugeine, her husband and their son August.

        Excitement is rapidly building for the Jubilee, over 70,000 Jubilee Lunches are planned to take place across cities and towns throughout Britain.

        Many had reported that Harry and Meghan would never return to the cottage when they made the decision to move to LA.

        However, news emerged earlier this year that they had renewed the lease on the property.

      • Louis Allwood

        Jubilee plan to pull monarchy back from crisis

        A royal commentator has claimed that the The Queen “wants peace within her family” before Prince Charles takes to the throne.

        This is the reason why Prince Harry and Meghan are returning for her Jubilee celebrations to act upon her “sentimental wish”.

        Kinsey Schofield, the founder of Los Angeles-based royals site ToDiForDaily.com, told Express.co.uk: “I know that some royal watchers are angry about these new developments but this is very likely the Queen’s sentimental wish.

        “I firmly believe that she wants peace within the family before Prince Charles becomes King.

        “I know she is eager to meet her great-granddaughter so this should be a special time for her.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Kate & Will’s children to come under ‘intense pressure’

        A royal commentator has claimed that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children will face “intense pressure” to ensure the future of the monarchy.

        Royal commentator Daniela Elser said the Royal Family faces a “pressing dilemma” due to dwindling numbers of royals carrying out duties amid its “ageing workforce”, and so the Cambridge children could be “dragooned into working royal life whether they fancy the gig or not”.

        Writing in the New Zealand Herald, Ms Elser said: “One thing that has never been speculated about or reported on in any of the approximately 8,774,573,498 stories about Megxit are any concerns they might have had leaving the Royal family short-staffed.

        “There is no way that I can see that, at this stage, Charlotte and Louis will have anywhere near the latitude and freedom to ever make a similar choice.”

        The royal commentator added: “The pressure on them is going to be intense to help ensure the survival of the British monarchy, an institution which can be easily traced back to the ninth century.

        “Imagine having the weight of more than 1,200 hundred years of history constantly on your shoulders.

        “It must be painful for Kate to know that while other kids look at the future with goggle-eyed wonder, her children’s paths look set in Portland stone.”

      • Louis Allwood

        Who is in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration line-up?

        Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham will host The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which will be broadcast live on ITV.

        The theatrical arena event will include 1300 performers and 500 horses, and is made up of four acts, each overseen by a different event host.

        The Celebration will take viewers through history, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I through to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, culminating in a grand finale.

        Each act will reflect on key moments in history including Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech, and James I and the Gunpowder Plot. 

        The line up includes:

        • Dame Helen Mirren
        • Gregory Porter
        • Katherine Jenkins
        • Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber
        • Ant & Dec
        • Tom Cruise

        Australian Royal expert criticises Harry for recent interview

        Royal expert Russell Myers told The Today Show that he believes that the Duke’s comments in a recent NBC interview are “ludicrous”.

        “I just think that interview that Harry gave for American television a few weeks ago was absolutely ludicrous.

        “What on earth is he talking about protecting the Queen, making sure she’s got the right people around her”.

        Clearly, Myers thinks Harry’s actions and words are at odds.

        He continued: “He’s chosen to give up his duty, he’s run roughshod over the Royal Family and his duty that he left behind, yet he’s coming out with ludicrous statements that he’s the one protecting the Queen”.

        • Louis Allwood

          Ministers announce new plans for Jubilee viewings

          Reports have emerged that more than 70,000 Jubilee Lunches are set to take place across the UK over the weekend.

          These events will see crowds gather in their thousands as big screens are placed across all major British cities.

          Excitement is continuing to build ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Brits everywhere set to celebrate the special day.

          Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said of the event: “No other British monarch has reached this milestone and we will celebrate it with tradition, pomp and circumstance.”

          “I hope that people and communities across the country will come together to pay tribute to Her Majesty – whether that be to watch on big screens or toasting Her Majesty at a Big Jubilee Lunch with their neighbours or coming together in their local village hall.”

        • Louis Allwood

          More about the Queen’s Jubilee flyover

          Earlier we reported that a six-minute flypast of more than 70 aircraft will complete the Queen’s birthday parade as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

          The MoD said more than 70 aircraft, including the Red Arrows and aircraft used by the UK Armed Forces on operations around the world, would take part in the flypast.

          This is more than three times the number which took part in the Queen’s last birthday parade flypast in central London in 2019.

          It will take six minutes to fly over the crowds on the Mall.

          The display will include helicopters from the Royal Navy and the Army and RAF aircraft recently seen responding to events in Kabul, Ukraine and the pandemic.

          Other elements will include highlights from the history of the RAF, including aircraft from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

          The flypast will follow the Queen’s birthday parade, known as Trooping The Colour – a display of military pageantry involving 1,500 officers and soldiers and 250 horses from the Army’s Household Division on Horse Guards Parade.

          Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “I’m proud that the Armed Forces are leading the nation in celebration with such a spectacular display.

          “Throughout the Platinum Jubilee celebrations we will all enjoy the expertise, skill and talent of our Armed Forces as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.”

        • Louis Allwood

          NEW Jubilee plans revealed with flypast

          DOZENS of aircraft’s from will soar over Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

          On the 2 June, The Queen‘s birthday will be celebrated with a six-minute flypast from more than 70 aircraft’s.

          Dozens of aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force will soar over the Palace in London.

          The Queen is expected to watch the flypast from the palace balcony with other members of the royal family.

        • Louis Allwood

          What is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration?

          The Queen is getting ready to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in style.

          One of the big celebrations is an all-star event that will take place at Windsor Castle tonight.

          It will be aired live on ITV and will start at 8pm this evening.

        • Louis Allwood

          Prince Charles ‘needs’ Prince Harry & Meghan Markle when becoming King

          PRINCE Charles will need Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when he becomes King, a royal expert claimed.

          The Prince of Wales is likely to want and need them because their young appeal is a “huge asset”, author Tina Brown added. 

          It comes after Britain got a glimpse of Charles’ reign as he stepped in for The Queen at Tuesday’s State Opening of Parliament.

          Ms Brown, speculating that Harry and Meghan could return to the Firm, said: “My guess is Charles is really going to want them back — sort of need them back actually — because Harry and Meghan were huge assets to the whole royal repertoire quite frankly.

          “They had a young appeal that was very, very potent in the country.”

        • Milica Cosic

          Serbia sung about Meghan during the Eurovision song contest

          Last night, the Eurovision song contest took place and saw Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra win the contest.

          Meanwhile, Meghan Markle received anunlikely shout-out at the Song Contest.

          Serbia's track “In corpore sano” from singer Konstrakta references Duchess in its opening lines – but that’s only the beginning of its hidden meaning.

          Within the song’s dark and ominous beat, the lyrics in question translate as: “What could be the secret of Meghan Markle’s healthy hair? What could it be? I think it’s all about deep hydration. They say our skin and hair show it all.”

          Speaking at a press conference in Turin, Konstrakta explained the song is intended in part to reflect the “disorientation” people can feel about health.

          She said: “We’re all a little bit disoriented because of this great field of information offering us many, many opposite ways to be healthy. Behind all of that, there is a great field of consumption, you spend a lot of money to be healthy nowadays.

          “This is really a multi-layered song, you need to read the lyrics to dive into the meanings, and you can read it in many ways.”

          The Latin title of the song is a saying that translates as “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.

          Konstrakta explains: “It has a dual meaning. We are so much focused on a healthy body, and in a way, maybe mind is suffering. On the other hand, this field of mental health is another field of consumption opening.”

          She added: “In a way, everybody nowadays has an obsession with a healthy life, because we are living in such an atmosphere”.

          So, while hidden meaning in the track that may not be immediately obvious, if you listen to the lyrics again it becomes the opening lines are intended to parody the media’s fixation on celebrity.

        • Milica Cosic

          News about Meg & Harry you may have missed

          • Harry and Meghan told Queen they never wanted to be on palace balcony at Jubilee, pal claims
          • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry forced to pay £213,000 to charity as they settle final debts over Sussex Royal foundation
          • Meghan Markle ‘trampled on others to get to the top like a politician’ her biographer claims
          • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are ‘too out of touch’ & ‘naive’ for Netflix after TV show snubbed, say TV sources

          Meghan & Harry 'need to top up brand with royalty' amid Jubilee visit

          A PR expert has said that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty", following the news they will return to Britain for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

          Pauline Maclaran, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Research at Royal Holloway, said Harry and Meghan need to maintain their royal connections so their brand in the US has a "competitive edge".

          The PR expert told Express.co.uk: "I think they really need to top up their brand with a little bit of royalty and reinforce their connections.

          "Of course, there are the family connections too and I'm sure the families do want some kind of reconciliation.

          "But I can't help but think Harry and Meghan are definitely trying to reinforce their brand with the royal connections and being part of these very crucial celebrations.

          "If Harry and Megan don't keep up the royal connections then really their brand in the US has not got a competitive edge to differentiate them more strongly from other celebrities."

          Here’s what Harry & Meghan’s home says about them

          Interior design expert Georgina Burnett, who has featured on This Morning and vlogs for The Home Genie, lifts the lid on what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice of decor say about them.

          • 'Showy' study – Meghan, 40, treated us to a look inside her home office on her 40th birthday last year, when she launched a new charity initiative.
            But Georgina points out that the study looks more for show than a place where actual work happens. For a start, Meghan's laptop is positioned on a towering pile of books.
          • 'Need for control' – Georgina says the artwork in the study is "hung with perfect symmetry" usually intimates "a need to be in control".
          • 'Missing home' – Harry's Apple TV series – The Me You Can't See – about mental health revealed another of the couple's lounges. Georgina suggests the room's dark wood furnishings are comforting for Harry as they're more in-keeping with the type of homes he grew up in across the pond.
          • Escapism – A scene from the couple's explosive interview with Oprah in March 2021 showed them in their garden – in particular their chicken coop.
            Georgina suggests this is a place in their home where the couple come to "get away from it all".

          Read the article in full here.

          Meghan and Harry 'would never shine' in UK

          A royal commentator has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would "never shine" as full-time working members of the Royal Family.

          This would be down to the Firm's structure.

          Royal author Ian Lloyd, the author of the biography 'The Queen: 70 Chapters in the Life of Elizabeth II', told Express.co.uk: "The problem with being the second is that you grow up with your sibling and you are equal – Diana treated Harry and William as equals, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth treated Elizabeth and Margaret like equals when they were children.

          "But then what happens is that when the older one becomes sovereign or the heir it feels the second sibling more or less disappears."

          Speaking about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's possible future position within the Firm, Lloyd added: "There is no obvious role and I think Meghan thought she could come in and make a role and sort of take on the Royal Family but the Palace and the organisation won't do that.

          "They only ever support the heir and spare, so Meghan and Harry would never shine in this country."

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