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Prince Harry 'already making plans’ to come for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

NewsPrince Harry 'already making plans’ to come for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

While a reason for their absence was not given, the Duke is currently in a legal battle with the Home Office over police protection for his family while in the UK.

The prince has previously said he “does not feel safe” bringing his children to his home country without said protection.

Harry cited the same issues in an interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb during the Invictus Games.

When Ms Kotb asked whether he was planning to visit the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Harry said that he did not yet know.

He said: “I don’t know yet. There’s lots of things: security issues and everything else.

“So this is what I’m trying to do, trying to make it possible that, you know, I can get my kids to meet her.”

Harry’s son, Archie, has not returned to the UK since the exit, while Lilibet, the Sussexes’ daughter, has never visited her father’s home country.

Russell Myers, the Daily Mirror’s royal editor, told Thursday’s episode of Pod Save The Queen that Harry may already have plans to come over the Jubilee celebrations.

This could include appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony and/or attending the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Mr Myers believes that the couple’s attendance would suit the Sussex “brand purpose.”

He told last week’s episode of Pod Save The Queen: “I personally think that Harry and Meghan want to have that moment with the Royal Family.

“It suits the brand — brand Sussex. I think that it suits their purpose brand-wise to be seen with the Queen, to be seen to still be royal.”

He added: “They can argue that — I mean Meghan was saying — this is service.

“That was seen as a barbed comment as well to the rest of the Royal Family, but I think they benefit from having that association because on a global scale, seeming to do their own thing but also having an association with the Royal Family gives them credence.”

Initially, Meghan and Harry wanted to make their roles in the Royal Family more “progressive”, by pursuing outside avenues while also representing the Queen.

According to the Sussex Royal website, Meghan and Harry wanted “to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen,” while having “their own income and the ability to pursue their own private charitable interests.”

But this plan was rejected, and the Sussexes have since spent most of their time in the US.

The upcoming Platinum Jubilee provides Meghan and Harry with the perfect opportunity to reunite with the family, and for the Queen and Prince Charles to finally meet Lilibet. 

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