HARRY and Meghan’s Megxit has thrown plans for next year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations into turmoil.
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Harry and Meghan’s Megxit has thrown plans for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations into turmoilCredit: Getty Images
The four-day extravaganza will see senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balconyCredit: AFP – Getty
But that leaves organisers with an enormous headache as they try to work out what to do with the couple during the party celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, have officially stepped down as working royals and been stripped of their royal patronages and military titles.
However, they have indicated they want to return for family occasions.
An insider said: “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?
Harry and Meghan have officially stepped down as working royalsCredit: Getty – Contributor
Prince Charles and Camilla will be expected to put on a united front for The FirmCredit: AFP
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says the Queen deserves a ‘celebration to remember’Credit: PA:Press Association
“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.
“There are now so many questions about what to do with Harry and Meghan.”
The Queen will have reigned for 70 years on February 6 next year. But plans are to stage a series of events over four days between June 2 and 5.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has described it as a “truly historic moment” and said the Queen deserved a “celebration to remember”.
The May Bank Holiday has been moved to June 2 and there will be an extra day off work for everyone on June 5.
The Queen is looking to senior royals to hit the ground running and make a fresh start with public engagements following Harry and Meghan’s move.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex — dubbed the “magnificent seven” by palace officials — will be expected to put on a united front for The Firm.
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