- The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is coming up
- Will Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan attend?
- Harry reportedly has other plans during that time
June will be a very special month for the Royal Family as they will finally be reunited for the Queen, who celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne this year. From June 2 to June 5, the British can look forward to a four-day bank holiday weekend.
The celebrations begin with the traditional Trooping the Colour Parade. This is certainly a reason for joy for the Queen, all the more because she will be surrounded by her whole family at the big event.
Harry could attend polo tournaments during Jubilee
A few weeks ago, several sources reported that Harry and Meghan would also be arriving from America, and even appear with the Royal Family on the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace. However, the Daily Mail reports that Harry's plans may have changed.
According to the British newspaper, Omid Scobie, a friend of the Sussexes and author of the tell-all book Finding Freedom, has found out that Harry has signed up for three polo tournaments in the US. These tournaments will run from May 9 to May 15, May 20 to 29, and June 3 to June 19.
If this information is correct, it would mean that Harry will not be attending the whole weekend of celebrations with the Royal Family in England. However, it is possible that Prince Charles' younger son will stop by the Trooping the Color Parade on June 2 and fly to the USA immediately afterwards.
Just a few weeks ago, Harry and Meghan surprisingly visited the Queen. The two spent a few days in Europe during the Invictus Games in the Netherlands. The surprise visit was interpreted by the public as a sign that the waves between Harry, Meghan and the royal family could have smoothed out again. However, does Harry's possible cancellation threaten to break everything again?
Harry continues to have concerns over UK security
According to royal expert and author Tom Bower, the chances of seeing Harry and Meghan at the celebrations in June were slim anyway. 'There have always been serious doubts that Harry and Meghan would come to the celebrations. (...) Because as private individuals they cannot be in the limelight on the balcony," Bower told MailOnline.
The issue of safety could also play a major role in Harry's decision. In stepping back from the British royal family, Harry lost some privileges as a royal, including his police protection when staying in Great Britain. A lawyer for the Sussexes said in January that if Prince Harry and his family were not given police protection, they would not be returning to the UK.
Harry and Meghan opted not to attend Prince Philip's spring memorial service due to these security concerns. Even if they do briefly make an appearance at the Jubilee, there are certain events they won't be able to attend. Still, whether or not the couple will be present for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June remains to be seen.