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Queen in 'lose-lose situation' as Harry and Meghan set to steal spotlight at Jubilee

NewsQueen in 'lose-lose situation' as Harry and Meghan set to steal spotlight at Jubilee

Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, have not made any clear indications on whether they will be returning to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of public service after visiting the monarch last month. It has been claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received an invite to join the Royal Family on the balcony, the Daily Telegraph reported. But a royal commentator has said their appearance at the event is “lose-lose”.

Speaking to Us Weekly’s Royally Us, royal watcher Kate Nason said: “Harry and Meghan shouldn’t go to the Queen’s Jubilee as it will take the attetion away from the Queen.

“No one in the family needs to be upset by them again.”

Host Christine Ross added: “I think this is lose-lose.

“I think she makes a really good point that really if they don’t go, the attention will absolutely be on but if they do go, the attention will be on them.

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“It’s just lose-lose. Either way this whole story is taking away from the Queen’s celebrations.”

It comes as the Queen will miss the royal garden party season and be represented by other members of her family, Buckingham Palace has said.

The head of state, who has mobility issues, has missed a number of major events this year but has been carrying out virtual engagements and her other duties.

Garden parties will be staged from next week for the first time in three years and are important events in the royal calendar as those who have served their country or communities are invited to the monarch’s home.

The Queen has been using a walking stick in public since she attended a service marking the centenary of the Royal British Legion last October.

It is understood the key factor in other members of the royal family being asked to represent the Queen was the length of time royal hosts spend standing during garden parties which last well over an hour.

The events will be staged at Buckingham Palace on May 11, 18 and 25, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh will be the venue for a party on June 29.

The Queen has given permission for the annual garden party for forces charity The Not Forgotten Association, which supports disabled veterans and serving wounded, to take place at her official London home on May 12, hosted by the organisation’s patron the Princess Royal.

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