Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Shock: Sussexes Left U.K. Before Platinum Jubilee Finale After Making 1 Public Appearance And Getting Booed

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were excited to join Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. However, they only made one public appearance and were almost not visible that many didn't notice they had already left even before the event ended.

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Left Hours Before Queen Elizabeth's Second Platinum Jubilee Balcony Appearance

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex maintained a low-key profile during their entire stay in the U.K. They arrived Wednesday and joined Trooping the Colour.


However, they didn't make any balcony appearances.

They attended the Thanksgiving Service Friday and were never seen after that in the remaining two-day Platinum Jubilee festivities.

According to Daily Mail, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were already back in California. The couple left the U.K. via a private jet hours before the Platinum Jubilee grand finale Sunday.

The Sussexes and their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, flew out of Farnborough Airport, west of London, at 1:30 p.m., an hour before the Jubilee Pageant started.

"There was no fanfare, they just went," an unnamed source told The Sun. "They didn't stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant."

The insider said that the royal couple, who are now based in California, didn't stay for the pageant, adding, "It's a celebration of Britain and all of its quirks and eccentricities over the Queen's 70-year reign."

The outlet noted that Prince Harry had no interaction with either his brother Prince William or his father, Prince Charles, during the service they attended. At one point during the ceremony, Markle was reportedly seen telling her husband, "Yeah, will be fine."


Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Initially Thought To Appear On Second Balcony Moment

Initially, there were rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might make a balcony appearance. Royal correspondent Richard Palmer expected a second balcony moment, and he speculated that at the time that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could probably join Queen Elizabeth.

"The finale will feature Ed Sheeran and other performers and 100 national treasures, as they describe them," he told Daily Express' Royal Round-Up host Pandora. "At the end of that, there is something planned, but they are keeping it close to their chest about exactly what will happen."

Palmer predicted correctly that there would be a second balcony moment. However, the Sussexes were not there. Apparently, they had already left before it happened.

However, the Queen made a surprise appearance to thank the people for celebrating her 70 years on the throne, People reported.

Sources told Daily Mail the Queen was "determined" to bravely overcame her mobility problem to return to Buckingham Palace and show her well-wishers how much she appreciated them.

The Queen was joined by her three heirs, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis were also there. Only the royals who are closest to the throne were present at the second balcony moment. So even if Prince Harry and Markle were present, they were unlikely to join the Queen on the balcony for the Platinum Jubilee finale.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.