'Very, very frosty' Meghan and Harry's awkward Jubilee reception from other royals exposed


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were “very, very quiet” about flying into the UK, according to Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers. However, Mr Myers revealed that the pair still had a “very, very frosty” reception from “some quarters” of the Royal Family at the start of the Platinum Jubilee. Speaking to Sky News Australia, he said that certain people at the Palace were still “very, very nervous about their attendance here”.

However, despite these claims, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex maintained a notably low-key presence on Thursday, the first day of the celebrations.

They remained in the background for much of Trooping the Colour yesterday, with Meghan and Harry photographed speaking with the queen’s cousin the Duke of Kent and playfully chatting with some of the Queen’s great-grandchildren.

Mr Myers commented: “They promised the Queen that they wouldn’t upstage her.

“Certain people at the Palace were very, very nervous about their attendance here.

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He continued: “So we weren’t sure if they were going to come or not, but they have been invited.

“The Queen has always said they are much-loved members of the family.

“They seemed like they were having a good time, there was no sense of nervousness.

“We saw a couple of pictures of Meghan having a sort of playful chat with the children.

They are expected to be more visible today when they attend a service of thanksgiving for the Queen but the monarch has sadly decided to withdraw from the event.

Last night, Buckingham Palace announced the monarch would not attend the service after she experienced “some discomfort” during Thursday’s events.

In a statement, the Palace added: “The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort.

“Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.

“The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight’s Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion.”

Prince Andrew has also been forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID.

More than 400 people such as key workers, charity volunteers and armed forces members will be at the Cathedral in recognition of their contribution to public life.



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