Meghan and Harry ‘never wanted’ to be on palace balcony for Queen’s platinum anniversary, friend claims

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Queen they “never wanted” on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on her platinum anniversary, a friend claimed.

Harry and Meghan told the Queen they never wanted to be on the Buckingham Palace balcony during her platinum anniversary, a friend of the couple claimed.

But the couple insisted on attending Her Majesty’s Thanksgiving service, The sun reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they will return next month for the four-day celebration to mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary and bring their children with them.

Nervous courtiers and assistants have yet to decide which events to attend.

The 96-year-old monarch controversially ordered that only working royals be allowed to appear on the balcony on June 2 – Harry and Meghan excluded.

But the couple’s biographer and friend Omid Scobie, author of find freedomdenied that they were “cut” from the balcony arrangement and Trooping the Colour, which marks the Queen’s birthday.

To write for Yahoo NewsScobie said Harry had “talked to his grandmother about the possibility of not attending Trooping the Color long before last week’s announcements”.

The Sussexes thought it was “inappropriate” to show up at the “balcony moment” because they were no longer working royals, he added.

But they were eager to be part of the Jubilee and attend the service on June 3.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced with permission

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