The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said they will not return to their roles as working royals but have indicated a desire to reunite with family members for special occasions. The monarch, 94, is expected to be joined by senior royals for a multi-day celebration including a flypast over Buckingham Palace watched by the family from the balcony.
Senior royals are also expected to take part in organised events in London and other cities to showcase the Queen’s service to Britain.
But when Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39 fly in from the US, palace aides will have a testy situation on their hands when trying to incorporate them into frontline appearances.
An insider told The Sun: “Harry wants to be there. It is already causing a headache and is going to be very awkward.
“Where will they be positioned if they turn up? What events can they attend?
“Will we put them on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast?
“This is a celebration for the Queen’s 70 years of service to the nation and should not be overshadowed.”
On February 6 next year the Queen will mark 70 years on the throne.
But a party to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee Her Majesty is expected to take place in June 2022.
Britons will see their May Bank Holiday pushed back to June 2 to make way for the momentous occasion.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said the Queen deserves a “celebration to remember”.
It is not yet known if the Sussexes intend on bringing their children to the UK for their great-grandmother’s day of honour.
Archie will turn three a month before the Platinum celebrations while the couple’s second child, thought to be due in about three months, will have turned one by next summer.
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