Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew have been barred from the Buckingham Palace balcony at Trooping the Colour in June for fear of being booed, insiders claim.
The trio will not be allowed to feature in the traditional ceremony which is part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.
Working royals such as Charles and William will appear instead in a move which insiders claim will spare the family the embarrassment of booing crowds at the palace.
Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in theExpress: “The official line from the Palace is that only working royals will be allowed onto the balcony to watch … but that’s not strictly true.
“Everyone will be up there waving apart from Harry, Meghan Andrew, Bea and Eugenie.
“But actually, this ban is really about just Harry and Meghan. Because let’s face it Prince Andrew was never going to be there – Charles and Wills would never have stood for it.”
Despite the alleged ban at Trooping the Colour, the couple released a statement saying that they were looking forward to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
It read: " Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."
Which parts of the celebration the couple will take part in is unclear.
Malone added: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.
"And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."
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Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals in 2020 relations with the family have been strained.
Prince Harry faced criticism for not attending the Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip in March.
Her Majesty has not yet met 10-month-old Lilibet, who will celebrate her first birthday during the Jubilee, or three-year-old Archie.
Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments in the British Army and has been held for over 250 years.
The Queen is the longest reigning monarch in British history and the first to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
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