Prince Harry and his wife Meghan kept a low profile on Thursday after attending the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne.
On a rare trip from California, the couple saw the Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Color, from a building overlooking the Parade Ground a short distance from Buckingham Palace.
The Daily Mail and The Sun tabloid published grainy pictures of 40-year-old Meghan, wearing a wide-rimmed straw hat with a huge ribbon and batu-neckline dress.
At the royal party, the couple is made fun of and the children are quietly shown.
Former American television actress Meghan has been spotted chatting with Harry’s cousin, Olympic medalist show jumper Zara Tyndale’s three young children.
Harry, 37, a former British Army captain, was pictured wearing a dark suit instead of the ornate military uniform worn by his brother William and father Charles for the occasion.
He is also shown talking to Prince Edward and the Duke of Kent, the Queen’s cousin, who was with the King on the porch of Buckingham Palace when the soldiers saluted below.
The Sun wrote that Harry and Meghan were “one behind” at the event.
In the photo, the couple’s youngest child, Lilibet, who did not show one-year-old and three-year-old brother Archie on Saturday, is protected by their parents from their photographers.
While they were only semi-visible, Harry and Meghan watched the parade in the same room as the other members of the royal family were not involved in the ceremony.
Among those present were William’s wife Kate Middleton and her three children, as well as Harry and William’s cousins Eugenie and Beatrice, the daughter of the deposed Prince Andrew.
Harry and Meghan could attend the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, their biographer Omid Scooby told reporters last week.
The Times reports that the queen may meet for the first time on her first birthday with her great-granddaughter Lilibet, whose nickname is her childhood.
Lilliput never met the Queen or her grandfather Prince Charles, it writes.
Prince Andrew, the Queen’s middle son whose reputation has been tarnished by sexual claims, did not attend the jubilee event.
He settled a U.S. citizen case for sexual harassment earlier this year after being removed from royal duties.
With the exception of Harry, Megan and Andrew, the Queen was chosen to be the only “working royal family member” on the balcony.
The couple met the Queen at Windsor Castle on a recent personal visit to the Netherlands before the latest edition of Harry’s Invictus Games for the Elderly with Disabilities.
After a long absence, an opinion poll published this week by YouGov found that their popularity has dropped to record lows.
Some 58 percent view Harry negatively and 63 percent view Megan negatively.
The couple, who married in 2018 and were hailed as the modern face of the monarchy, relinquished their frontline royal responsibilities and left the UK in March 2020 to live in California in a move called “Megoxit”.
They later gave an explosive interview to US television’s Oprah Winfrey, where both accused unnamed members of the royal family of racism.
Harry further claims that his father and brother felt “trapped” by the conference of royal life.
The couple also complained about the removal of Harry’s government-sponsored personal security, which he is currently contesting in court.
Harry and Meghan have since signed lucrative deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify, along with other deals with publishers and motivational talks.
Harry will publish his memoirs later this year, the palace is ready for further publication.
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