The proverbial Platinum Jubilee RSVP card has arrived from the Sussexes—and it’s a yes!
A spokesperson for the couple has confirmed that not only will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Platinum Jubilee in the U.K. next month, but they will bring children Archie, who just turned three yesterday, and Lili, who will turn one on June 4, right in the middle of the celebrations. Could we possibly see a photo op of Lili with her namesake, the Queen, for her first birthday? (Lilibet was a childhood nickname of Her Majesty’s, and one her late husband Prince Philip fondly called her even into adulthood.)
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children,” a spokesperson for the Sussexes said.
The news of the family’s attendance came shortly after the Queen announced that only working members of the royal family will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration. That means no Sussexes, and no Prince Andrew or his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
“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,” Buckingham Palace said…