Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending Trooping the Colour

Only working members of the royal family will be allowed to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony, as Queen Elizabeth stated last month.

Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attending Trooping the Colour
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The couple will view the Horse Guards Parade on Thursday from the Major General’s Office, which overlooks the parade grounds, along with other grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth who are not taking part in the carriage procession or balcony appearance, like Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told PEOPLE that the pair “look forward” to viewing the annual Trooping procession “from the Major General’s Office tomorrow.”

While traditionally the Buckingham Palace balcony is filled with extended members of the royals family to watch a flypast during Trooping the Colour, Queen Elizabeth announced last month that only working royals and some of their children will gather on the balcony this year.

Megan and Prince Harry
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“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman says.

Since Meghan and Harry stepped back from their roles as senior working royals in 2020, they are not invited onto the balcony.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

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