Meghan Markle news – Piers Morgan welcomes Queen’s decision to ban Sussexes from royal balcony during Platinum Jubilee

TALKTV presenter Piers Morgan has welcomed Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee.

According to Geo TV, Morgan tweeted the breaking news as Buckingham Palace confirmed the monarch will attend the Jubilee celebrations, but snubs for the Sussexes.

He tweeted: “BREAKING: Queen bans Harry, Meghan & Andrew from Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of Colour ceremony during Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Only working royals performing duties for her will attend.”

The former Good Morning Britain presenter further said, “Massive snub to the renegade Sussexes and her shamed son. Good decision”, followed by thumbs up sign emoji.

The Queen will soon become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest news & updates…

  • Milica Cosic

    What Jubilee celebrations will Harry & Meg take part in?

    It is not known which parts of the celebration Harry and Meghan will take part in.

    However, palace sources have suggested the couple could make an appearance still on the balcony as part of the final celebrations, the Daily Mail reports.

    The announcement comes after Harry sensationally snubbed the Queen again last month in a bombshell interview.

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry & Meghan's 'last minute decision' to attend Queen's Jubilee

    Just minutes after the Palace confirmed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were banned from the balcony, the couple confirmed they would be attending via their pal and journalist Omid Scobie.

    It is not known when royal aides were told Harry and Meghan were making the journey from their home in LA with Archie and Lilibet for the four-day royal bonanza in June.

    The couple's team say it was a last minute decision – and it remains unclear whether Harry spoke with his grandmother first.

    The visit will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US in 2020.

    A statement said: "Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children."

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan, Harry & Andrew snubbed over fears ‘crowd could boo’

    MEGHAN Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Harry were snubbed from the Buckingham Palace balcony amid fears they would be booed, insiders claim.

    The Queen has banned the trio for the traditional Trooping the Colour RAF flypast at her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    Insiders have now claimed Andrew, Harry and Meghan didn't make the cut as the gathered crowds might boo them.

    Royal expert Carole Malone wrote in the Daily Express: "Of course, Meghan and Harry will hate the fact they’ve been lumped into the Bad Royals Box with Prince Andrew because comparisons will be made that all three of them have disgraced the royal family, trashed its reputation and hurt people who did nothing to deserve it.

    "And it’s a good thing they won't be on the balcony – it might have been the first time ever that a royal has been booed by the crowds."

  • Milica Cosic

    Queen's Jubilee could see Harry & Meghan appear on balcony despite ban

    DESPITE The Queen's decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony, the royal couple could still appear alongside other royals.

    Yesterday, it was revealed that the Queen is limiting the balcony appearance for her Platinum Jubilee event to working royals only – which means Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew won't make an appearance.

    However, according to the Mirror, royal sources have now said the couple could make an appearance.

    Sources have even gone as far to say that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may possibly even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    A Palace source said: "Other family members will be invited to events. We've always made that clear and they are likely to be public events."

  • Milica Cosic

    Harry and Meghan's Netflix troubles 'make people at Buckingham Palace very nervous'

    It has been claimed by a royal expert that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix woes have sparked alarm for the rest of the royals.

    The expert said the decision to drop Meghan's animated series Pearl has "made people at Buckingham Palace very nervous".

  • Matt Snape

    Kate Middleton’s guilt following Princess Charlotte’s heartbreaking words

    Kate Middleton has recently opened up about her struggles of balancing her duties with being a parent.

    The Daily Mirror reported that the Duchess of Cambridge featured on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with Giovanna Fletcher, and she said she “absolutely” felt mum guilt.

    She explained that there is one question which gets her the most.

    The Duchess of Cambridge said: “George and Charlotte were like 'Mummy how could you possibly not be dropping us off at school this morning?'

    "It's a constant challenge – you hear it time after time from mums, even mums who aren't necessarily working and aren't pulled in the directions of having to juggle work life and family life."

    Kate also confessed she sometimes feels guilty about the parenting choices she makes.

  • Matt Snape

    Andrew’s balcony ban to stop him from ‘becoming a distraction’

    Prince Andrew has been banned from joining the Queen on the royal balcony for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations to stop him “becoming a distraction”, a marketing expert claims.

    On Friday, Buckingham Palace revealed its plans for the Trooping the Colour parade that takes place on 2 June, which starts off an extended four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the occasion.

    Only “working royals” like Charles and William will be joining Her Majesty on the royal balcony of the palace.

    Her Majesty made the decision after “careful consideration”, a statement read.

    Daily Express reports that royal blogger Gert’s Royal tweeted about the news suggesting the monarch’s choice may have been made to stop Andrew from making an appearance, rather than directly excluding the Sussexes.

    She highlights the Duke of York's appearance at the memorial service held for his father, Prince Philip, last month where he was pictured accompanying the monarch inside Westminster Abbey.

    She stated the instance sparked a “media frenzy” adding, “that is not one the PR team wants to repeat”.

  • Milica Cosic

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  • Matt Snape

    Harry and Meghan’s return may become focus of Platinum Jubilee, royal expert warns

    Harry and Meghan’s return to Britain may become the ‘focus’ of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, royal experts have warned.

    Though the Queen has decided to ban them from featuring on the royal balcony on June 2, the Daily Mail reported on warnings that the couple’s presence back in the UK threatens to jeopardise the festivities.

    Royal author Angela Levin said: “The focus will be on them and how they behave, which the Jubilee shouldn’t be about.”

    Richard Fitzwilliams, another commentator, stated: “There was [a danger] in the run up to it if this hadn't been settled. I expect there will be an element of this in the US coverage.

    “However though there will still be a lot of speculation about what they will attend and what they will do, this is about one person. It is the Queen's wish that they attend.

    “Although when they planned to do the Oprah interview they didn't know Prince Philip would be ill, they nonetheless went ahead. That won't be forgotten.”

  • Matt Snape

    Buckingham Palace nervous about ‘nervous’ about Harry and Meghan’s Netflix troubles

    Buckingham Palace is supposedly ‘very nervous’ about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix woes following the server’s decision to drop Meghan’s animated series Pearl.

    The animated series was scrapped before it was even made, in what was seen as a humiliating blow to the royal couple.

    Daily Express reports that royal expert and Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden told Palace Confidential that the news “made people at Buckingham Palace very nervous.”

    There may be significant concerns that the only projects Netflix will approve of will be “very personal ones about the Royal Family.”

    Mr Eden added: “I think it’s a real problem. They fancied themselves as producers.

    “They saw this as the first of many, many programmes. But they don’t have the experience.”

  • Matt Snape

    The Duke of Sussex, 37, could "target" Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in his forthcoming memoir, it has been suggested.

    American commentator Lee Cohen has warned that if Harry criticised Camilla, Americans would quickly side with him.

    Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Cohen said: "Camilla has really proved herself to be an asset to Charles and eventually to the British people and has earned the respect of Her Majesty.

    "She's really a very admirable person and as I said an asset to Britain.

    "She makes the heir to the throne happy. Americans are only perhaps seduced by the memory of the beautiful and glamourous Princess Diana.

    "They have a great deal of sympathy for Diana and without any basis in reality or understanding of royalty, Americans are apt to not be terribly warm to Camilla even though, she's proved herself in reality to be a wonderful public servant."

  • Matt Snape

    Exclusive: BBC’s Party at the Palace stage being built for stars paying musical tribute to the Queen

    Pictures of a stunning 360-degree stage for the star-studded Platinum Jubilee pop concert have been revealed.

    Daily Mail reports that the structure will surround the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace as 22,000 people will gather to view the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace on June 4.

    Animated footage and an artist’s impressions reveal the structure stretching in a circle around the monument, with the palace in the backdrop projected with the image of a Union flag, a massive portrait of the Queen, and with beaming lights.

    Two further stages, joined to the circular stage by a walkway, will be built in front of the palace railings.

    Building began earlier this week to construct 15,000 standing places around the memorial, and 7,000 seated in the north and south stands.

    The world’s biggest pop and rock stars will appear at the concert, with a full line-up due to be announced by the BBC soon.

    Animated footage and an artist’s impressions reveal the structure stretching in a circle around the monument, with the palace in the backdrop projected with the image of a Union flag, a massive portrait of the Queen, and with beaming lights.Credit: BBC/PA Wire
  • Matt Snape

    ‘Massive snub to renegade royals’ – Piers Morgan reacts to Queen’s decision to ban Sussexes from royal balcony

    TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan has welcomed Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to ban Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour  ceremony during the Platinum Jubilee.

    According to Geo TV, Morgan tweeted the breaking news as Buckingham Palace confirmed the monarch will attend the Jubilee celebrations, but snubs for the Sussexes.

    He tweeted: “BREAKING: Queen bans Harry, Meghan & Andrew from Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping of Colour ceremony during Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Only working royals performing duties for her will attend.”

    The former Good Morning Britain presenter further said, “Massive snub to the renegade Sussexes and her shamed son. Good decision”, followed by thumbs up sign emoji.

    The Queen will soon become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

  • Matt Snape

    Kate Middleton ignored Queen’s favourite food rule and broke royal protocol

    The Queen’s most peculiar food rules prevent them from eating everything from seafood to garlic, amongst other popular cuisines.

    According to the Daily Express, however, there is one royal food rule that is even more odd.

    The Queen reportedly never discloses her favourite food.

    However, Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, once parted with this tradition.

    The monarch decides to keep her favourite food private because she does not want to eat the same dishes at every official engagement.

    Kate memorably broke the Queen's golden food rule back in 2018 during her visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    There, she chatted to four-year-old Rafael Chana from East Preston, who was waiting for a heart transplant. The young boy revealed he liked olives, to which Kate replied: "I used to eat lots and lots of olives when I was little as well."

    When he added that he also likes pasta, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed: "Charlotte likes pasta too."

  • Matt Snape

    Queen becomes third-longest reigning monarch tomorrow

    Sunday will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s move up to become the third-longest reigning sovereign monarch in history.

    Politics and political philosophy lecturer Adrian Hilton tweeted the news on Saturday.

    She beats the likes of Franz Joseph I of Austria who ruled from 1848 to 1916.

    And on June 12, she will move up to second place, beaten only by Louis XIV of France (1643-1715).

  • Matt Snape

    Lilibet, Harry and Meghan’s daughter, to celebrate first birthday in UK

    Lilibet, Harry and Meghan’s daughter, is to celebrate her first birthday in the UK.

    Daily Express reports that Lili turns one on June 4, the same time as the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

    Royal expert Emily Nash tweeted: "So it looks like Lilibet will mark her first birthday in the UK over the weekend of her great-grandmother's historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

    "And she'll be meeting the Queen for the first time."

  • Matt Snape

    Kate searching for personal assistant with ‘tact and discretion’

    Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is searching for a new personal assistant and the ideal person for the role will be able "to exercise tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality" and knowledge of her and William's activities is a desirable trait.

    Daily Express reports that the position was advertised on LinkedIn this week and already more than 200 people have applied for the opportunity to work with Kate.

    The advert for a personal assistant to Kate’s assistant private secretary was added to the social networking website three days ago.

    The job involves providing “wide-ranging administrative and operational support”.

  • Matt Snape

    Royal fans stunned by Beatrice’s amazing outfit to visit Chelsea

    Royal fans admired Princess Beartrice’s looks the other day, with many complimenting her amazing appearance.

    The Daily Express reports that the 33-year-old Princess looked “fabulous” as she appeared in a navy outfit to visit a restaurant in Chelsea on Thursday.

    She stepped out for The WICT Network event held at a restaurant in London, just days after she and husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, invited a dozen friends to a private family christening for her seven-month-old daughter Sienna.

    Beatirce wore a navy dress from Sandro, carefully coordinated with a Tommy Hilfiger blazer which she has previously worn before.

  • Matt Snape

    Harry and Meghan may STILL appear on Buckingham Palace balcony

    Harry and Meghan may still appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, despite the Queen decisively enforcing a ban.

    The Daily Mail reports on a dramatic statement at 3pm which stated the couple – as well as the Duke of York – would not be invited onto the balcony for Trooping the Colour.

    Then just 18 minutes later, the stubborn Sussexes ultimately revealed in a tweet via their friend and journalist Omid Scobie that they will still fly in from California for the events to celebrate the monarch's 70 years on the throne that begin on June 2.

    But palace sources suggest the couple could make a stand out appearance at the pageant finale alongside other senior royals, maybe even as part of a second balcony appearance.

    The Queen's decision is unlikely to be well received with all Royal Family members who are hurt and angered by Harry's behaviour.

  • Matt Snape

    William and Kate’s children’s preparations for royal duty ‘carefully orchestrated’

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children are being prepared for their future royal duties by slowly being given a “small taste” of public life, according to a royal expert. 

    The Daily Express reports that in a video for Australian website Nine Honey, royal expert Victoria Arbiter said that Prince William and Kate Middleton had “led” by example in bringing up Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

    Ms Arbiter stated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wanted their kids to have as “normal upbringing as possible”. 

    Despite this, she added that they had to “appreciate” they were upbringing a “future king” in the form of Prince George. 

    She said: “The Cambridge children have benefited from having every milestone recorded by Mum.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Reasons the Queen decided NOT to have Meg, Harry & Andrew on balcony

    THE Queen will only invite working royals to the balcony for her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, it was confirmed yesterday.

    The bombshell decision means Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will all be scrapped from the Royal Family’s Trooping the Colour appearance on Thursday June 2.

    Here are all the reasons why Meghan, Harry and Andrew won’t be on the balcony:

    1. Not working royals
    2. Andrew’s sex assault settlement
    3. Explosive chats
    4. Security woes
    5. Slimmed-down monarchy

    Read the article in full here.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meghan & Harry WILL attend Queen’s jubilee

    PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle WILL be attending the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations with Archie and Lilibet.

    There was speculation the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would visit the UK amid an ongoing row over security.

    But a spokesperson confirmed today the couple will make the journey from their home in LA.

    This comes despite the Queen banning Harry and Meghan from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

  • Milica Cosic

    Fans say Queen’s ‘wise’ snub of Harry and Meghan is a ‘good decision’

    Royal fans have expressed their relief after it was announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not be joining the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony to celebrate her Jubilee.

    One royal fan commented: “Probably wise. The booing would probably drown out the noise of the RAF flypast.”

    Another said: “Good decision!”

    Meanwhile, a third noted: “Putting the focus back where it should be on her Majesty’s and an amazing achievement of 70 year reign so pleased.”

  • Milica Cosic

    Meg’s ‘misunderstanding’

    A royal author has claimed that Meghan Markle has a fundamental sense of ‘misunderstanding’ when joining the Royal Family.

    Tina Brown, Princess Diana’s biographer, said the Duchess of Sussex didn’t like suppressing her opinions.

    She added: “She saw the palaces and Diana as this global humanitarian superstar, but forgot that for 16 or 17 years Diana worked like a dog within the royal family doing a great deal of humdrum assignments.”

    Speaking on the Duke and Duchess’s 2018 tour of Australia, Ms Brown claimed Meghan “didn’t like it at all”.

  • Milica Cosic

    Meg & Harry ‘could be huge asset’ to Royal Family

    A royal expert has claimed that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be a ‘huge asset’ to the Royal Family.

    Rx-Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Tina Brown spoke to LBC and said that the Royal Family: “actually, they really needed them.”

    She explained: “I mean, they were the face of, you know, younger, connecting to the young of England.

    “To have a woman of colour in the Royal Family was, you know, a wonderful thing for the connection to a more diverse nation.

    “So there was a need to have them back, I think. There is a need, I think, to have them back.”

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