By Laura Harman
Prince Harry and Meghan will be made to ‘feel left out’ during the Platinum Jubilee as there 'are so many opportunities to make it look like they are being snubbed,' says a royal commentator.
- The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert is scheduled to take place next year in June.
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will both be in attendance to commemorate the Queen's 70-year reign.
- In other royal news, Kate Middleton whips out rarely-seen accessory at Wimbledon in unusual royal moment.
A four-day Bank Holiday was confirmed in the UK to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee. This extended bank holiday will feature various royal events which will be attended by members of the royal family.
It was recently confirmed that the Queen has officially invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to her Platinum Jubilee next year.
It was reported that this invitation was accepted as Prince Harry ‘wants to be there’ for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, after stepping down as a working royal.
However, some royal experts are concerned about the public reception that Prince Harry and Meghan might receive at this event.
Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie who host the Royally Obsessed podcast discussed the royal couple's decision to attend the event.
Roberta said on the podcast, "Harry and Meghan have officially been invited to Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year.
"To me, that's not a surprise. But the coverage is all about the line-up on the balcony, and if they will be included up there. I think that's just finding the negativity in this confirmation," she said.
Roberta was discussing the public-facing balcony at Buckingham Palace where members of the royal family gather to wave to the crowd.
This is the same iconic balcony where many royal couples have shared their first public kiss following their wedding ceremony, though the Sussexes' took place at St George's Chapel, with Meghan Markle's wedding dress fanning out majestically behind them as they paused on the steps.
Co-host Rachel then said, "I worry about the Sussexes being there. I feel like there are so many opportunities to make it look like they are being snubbed.
"I think one article mentioned that it can only be working royals on the balcony,” she said. “They said no one else can be up there so Harry and Meghan won't be up on the balcony."
She continued, "I just think it's twisting a loving grandmother inviting her doting grandson to an event that he obviously is going to be included in as family.
"I just feel like every time there's just a way to make it feel like the Sussexes are being left out. And it's because they successfully forged their own path."
The Platinum Jubilee bank holiday is scheduled to take place from Thursday 2nd June and conclude on Sunday 5th June. This will allow for various celebratory events to take place.
It has also been rumoured by a royal source that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert will feature Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder and more.
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