Prince Harry ‘may find a reason’ for Meghan not to come to Platinum Jubilee

Experts are speculating on whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may come up with an excuse for Meghan not to attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year.

According to Royal expert and commentator, Jonathan Sacerdoti, rumours are circulating that Prince Harry will return to the UK without his wife by his side.

Speaking to Christina Ross and Christina Garibaldi on the Royally Us podcast, Sacerdoti said: “Meghan will probably be in attendance if travelling and everything is okay with the kids and everything like that.

"So this will be the first time that Meghan and Harry have come back, obviously Harry came back for the statue unveiling but this is the first time that the Queen will hopefully meet her great-granddaughter."

He also said: "This could be the case. I have heard some rumours that maybe Prince Harry will come back without Meghan.

"It is notable that she hasn't been back during those visits he's made.

"She hasn't really been back to the UK as far as I know, since they left and she may sense that she is not the most popular person here with the public.

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"So it might be that they'll find a reason for her not to come, could be the children, it could be that they just don't want to steal the focus away from those celebrations and the Queen."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the decision to "step away" from royal life and relocate to the States in 2020.

They now reside in Montecito, California, and have welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana, since the move.

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Sacerdoti said that "whatever" the couple do, it will "steal some focus" from the Jubilee celebrations – and that "plenty of discussion" will surround their relationship with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the Royal Family.

He said: "If she doesn't come, everyone will be talking about that. If she does come, everyone will be talking about that.

“So whatever happens, I think there's going to be plenty of discussion of how their relationship is with the Queen and the wider Royal Family.

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"And that means that this could be an opportunity for them to come back and appear magnanimous, and really just throw themselves into the celebrations and keep a low profile. If they remember how to do that. I'm not sure.

"Or it could be a moment that they act diplomatically and maybe Harry comes back that Megan doesn't and then the celebrations might go on after a bit of gossip column style coverage of that."

Harry and Meghan's representatives have been contacted for comment.

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