Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Trench Town in Jamaica
Meghan and Prince Harry stopped being working members of the Royal Family at the end of March 2020. But one royal expert believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have likely played a major role during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee had they remained within the royal fold as full-time senior royals.
Historian and commentator Dr Ed Owens told Express.co.uk the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have been a great choice for the visit to Belize, The Bahamas and Jamaica being undertaken by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William this week.
He said: “The question I supposed that might have been asked is, if Harry and Meghan were still part of the group, would they be the ones on the tour to the Caribbean? Well, probably.
“Simply because Harry had built a good rapport already [with Caribbean countries].
“And Meghan is much better known in that part of the world.”
Dr Owens added the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spark a “great deal of interest” among younger generations.
Kate and Prince William are touring Caribbean countries
Prince Harry during a meeting with Usain Bolt in 2012
The historian also said the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down represents a “loss” to the Royal Family.
Meghan, in particular, could have helped the Firm connect with people from around the world in a different way than other senior royals…