Kate Middleton given ‘royal family order’ by Queen says expert
The Queen will celebrate 70 years on the throne next year, which will be marked by a special Trooping the Colour among over celebrations. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are understood to have been invited to attend the key event and are expected to make the 5,000 mile trip to join in the celebrations. But questions remain as to whether the couple will be invited onto the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the Red Arrows flypast.
Prince Charles, who favours a slimmed-down monarchy, could insist only senior members of the Royal Family stand beside the Queen on the balcony.
This occurred at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee when the Queen was flanked by just a handful of senior royals.
But if the Prince of Wales were to push for a reduced presence on the balcony, the Royal Family could be setting themselves up for criticism.
Supporters of Meghan and Harry could interpret their exclusion from the balcony as a snub and further evidence of the mistreatment the couple claim to have received from the Royal Family.
An insider told the Mail: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I’m sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there.
“The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time but there’s a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes.”
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