Royal POLL: Should Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stayed until end of Jubilee?


Meghan and Harry along with their two children, Archie, three, and one-year-old Lilibet were reportedly already flying home before the Jubilee Pageant began on Sunday afternoon, June 5. It is believed that the Sussexes set off from Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where they spent the Jubilee weekend, at 1:30pm to be driven to Farnborough Airport, Hampshire.

The 10,000-mile trip between the UK and California reportedly cost £160,000, though it is not known who paid this bill.

An insider told The Sun: “There was no fanfare, they just went.

“They didn’t stick around for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which is a celebration of Britain and all of its quirks and eccentricities over the Queen’s 70-year reign.”

Meghan and Harry were only seen in public while attending the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3.

After the ceremony the couple chose to travel back to Frogmore Cottage instead of joining the Royal Family for luncheon at The Guildhall.

This was Meghan and Harry’s first visit to the UK with their children since they stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.

Meghan and Harry were not invited to several events over the weekend as they are no longer working royals.

The couple were permitted to attend the thanksgiving service in honour of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne as it was deemed a family occasion.

Meghan and Harry’s young children did not join them at the ceremony and were not seen over the weekend.

Lilibet celebrated her first birthday on Saturday, June 4, and it is understood that she had a small birthday party at Frogmore Cottage to celebrate.

The Queen is thought to have met her great-granddaughter for the first time last Thursday.

Royal expert Russell Myers claimed on ITV’s Lorraine on Monday, June 6, that the couple might not return to the UK “in the near future”.

Mr Myers said: “So, will we see them again? I don’t think in the near future.

“I definitely still think the wounds are very raw, but like you said, all centre on the Queen, so at least they kept their end of the bargain.”

So what do YOU think? Should Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stayed until the end of the Jubilee? Vote in our poll and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.


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