Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived in the U.K. this week for Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebration. They were spotted a day before the four-day celebration kicked off, but the reception was allegedly not that warm.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Allegedly Received Frosty Reception
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted at the London airport after a private flight Wednesday. They were accompanied by a few staffers and their two children, Archie, 3, and 11-month-old Lilibet.
Prince Harry's family was fetched by the Queen's car and security, Page Six reported. However, despite that, they reportedly received a "frosty reception" in some quarters.
"But I still think it’s very, very frosty in some quarters," Daily Mirror's Russell Myers said on Sky News Australia, per Express. "There needs to be a lot of water under the bridge before they are invited around the Christmas dinner table anytime soon."
Despite that, the couple was seen joining the Trooping the Colour the following day. However, some royal fans were disappointed because they didn't notice Prince Harry and Markle.
Apparently, they kept a low profile to ensure that they would not upstage the Queen. The pair is expected to maintain their presence in the background all throughout the event.
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are Expected To Not Steal The Queen's Thunder
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not make a balcony appearance during the Trooping the Colour because Queen Elizabeth decided to limit the royal line-up to working royals only. However, the royal couple were still present and watched the flypast at the Major General's Office with some royal children.
Markle and Prince Harry were both photographed shushing the kids. They were also seen talking to the Duke of Kent.
BBC's royal correspondent Sean Coughlan weighed in on the couple's presence in the U.K. amid the Queen's unprecedented celebration. In his opinion, Prince Harry and Markle may have been urged to keep a low profile.
"Prince Harry and Meghan will have been urged to stay on-message and remain in the background, part of the backing band rather than the centre of attention," he said (via Express).
The Sussexes were reportedly cooperative and promised the Queen not to take center stage.
"They promised the Queen that they wouldn’t upstage her," Myers added. "Certain people at the Palace were very, very nervous about their attendance here.."
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