Royal POLL: Should Meghan & Harry be allowed on balcony with Queen at Trooping the Colour? | Royal | News (Reports)

14 readers can vote in our poll on whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who quit royal duties last year and moved to America – should be allowed to join the monarch during the military parade, which marks her official birthday. And let us know more about what you think by scrolling down and leaving a comment.

Our poll comes as the Queen is said to be determined to get “back to business” with Trooping the Colour at her London residence on June 12.

The monarch was forced to hold a mini version at Windsor Castle last year, where she has spent much of the pandemic.

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It is understood a decision on the scale of this year’s event is to be made in the spring.

Royal aides told the Sunday Times Meghan and Harry are expected to join the Queen for Trooping the Colour.

If they do attend, it would be the first public reunion of the Royal Family since the Sussexes’ departure last March – dubbed Megxit.

A senior royal aide said: “The current plan is for the Queen’s birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time.

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“But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen.”

However, a royal source close to the couple warned it would be “presumptuous” to assume the Queen’s grandson and the former Suits actress will return to the UK for Trooping the Colour due to the pandemic.

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Members of the Royal Family are on horseback and in carriages.

The display comes to a close with the royals on the palace’s balcony to watch an RAF fly-past.

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Meghan and Harry are now living in an £11 million mansion in California with their young son Archie.

They ended royal duties on March 31 for a new life free from royal constraints.

In recent months, the couple has struck lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotfy.

They have also established their Archewell charitable foundation.

The Megxit arrangements are due to be reviewed after 12 months – with the pair having pledged that “everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty”.

The review will deal with unresolved issues including what will happen to Harry’s honorary military titles.


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