Cover Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the sitting volleyball event during the Invictus Games. (Photo: Getty Images)

Megan and Harry are expected to take a backseat and low-key role in the Queen's celebrations while they are in the UK with their children

After stepping down as senior royals and largely remaining in the United States for the last few years amid a very public falling out, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their two children are back in the United Kingdom (UK) for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

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The couple landed in the UK ahead of the celebrations and the Queen reportedly sent a car and security detail to collect the couple and their children, Archie and Lilibet, to take them to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, where they will be staying during their visit.

Baby Lilibet, who was born last year, has never been to the UK or met any of her British royal family while Archie has not been back to the place of his birth since he was a baby. 

The appearance of the couple at the Queen’s celebrations has been a hot topic as of late especially since they are no longer working royals and have largely stayed away from the spotlight and royal events and engagements in the last few years. 

However, it looks like the feud between Markle and Harry and the royal family is finally cooling because the pair and their children were warmly welcomed back to the UK for the celebrations. Keep reading to find out what role they will play in celebrations for the Queen’s 70th anniversary since she ascended the throne.

Harry and Markle kicked off the royal celebrations by joining members of the royal family, including the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall to watch the Trooping the Colour event from the Major General’s Office that overlooks the Whitehall parade ground.

Markle stunned in an elegant navy blue dress that she paired with a wide-brimmed white hat that featured an oversized navy bow by British milliner Stephen Jones.

She was photographed spending time with the children of Peter Phillips, the Queen’s eldest grandchild, during the parade. She was later seen speaking with the Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Kent, alongside her husband. 

The couple did not appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with the rest of the royal family as the Queen had stated earlier that only working members of the royal family would join her there to inspect the troops and observe a military fly-by.

Following the Trooping the Colour event, Harry and Markle are expected to attend a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3. The Queen unfortunately will not be in attendance at the service as she is experiencing episodic mobility issues. 

The couple will then attend a concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4. The concert will see performers such as Diana Ross, Queen and Adam Lambert, Duran Duran and Sir Rod Stewart as well as composers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Baby Lilibet will also be turning one over the weekend and a celebration will likely take place at Frogmore Cottage. Currently, the Queen has not met her great-granddaughter and it is suspected that the Queen may join the baby’s birthday celebrations. However, this has not been confirmed and even if it does happen, it will be private.

It is not yet clear when the young family will return to America. However, it is generally understood that their presence in the UK is to be low-key.


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