Queen faces nightmare if Harry and Meghan return for Trooping of the Colour
Prince Harry attending next year's Trooping of the Colour with Meghan Markle presents a "PR and logistic nightmare" for the Palace, according to a royal writer.
The Queen has reportedly offered an invite to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to join the Royal Family at the celebrations for her 70th year on the throne next year.
According to royal commentator Daniela Elser, the Queen now finds herself in a situation where the Sussexes will "eclipse" all interest at any event they are invited to.
The only choice the Palace has is to "simply grin and bear it", she claims.
The olive branch to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is an invitation to next summer’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Prince Harry and Meghan are rumoured to be attending the Trooping the Colour which will form part of the jubilee festivities next June.
The event is known for the balcony moment but it is uncertain whether the couple would feature in the iconic scene next year.
Should the couple attend the event, it would be the first time both Meghan and Harry have met the Royal Family since the bombshell Oprah interview.
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The couple's first united visit to the UK could come even sooner than Trooping of the Colour if reports of another Princess Diana memorial event in September are accurate.
In an opinion piece for news.com.au, Elser writes: "How can the Sussexes, and Meghan especially, reappear in the midst of the royal family without her presence totally and utterly obliterating the very celebration?
"How the devil can the Queen and royal aides prevent the former Suits star’s reappearance on the balcony, both the literal and symbolic bosom of the monarchy, not completely overrun and eclipse the interest in, and focus, on Her Majesty?
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"There is a very good chance they simply won’t be able to.
"Thus the stage is set for a PR and logistic nightmare of unrivalled proportions for the palace."
Prince William and Harry, whose relationship is widely believed to have deterioriated in recent months, made a rare public appearance together to unveil the statue of their late mother at Kensington Palace on Thursday, July 2.
The two brothers putting on a cordial display and were pictured chatting and smiling during the reunion.
However, Daily Mail diary editor Richard Eden thinks it is unlikely they had any deep conversations.
He said: "Whatever discussions they’ve had between Harry and William whether it’s about the football or whatever while Harry’s here, they won’t have been very serious.
"I mean William knows [that] without Meghan being there, there’s no point in discussing anything serious, because it will have to go through her anyway.”
Fellow royal author Robert Lacey echoed the sentiments, describing the two princes as "good performers" during the poignant event, even adding that some friends had felt a sense of "sadness" and "despair".
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