Australian journalist Daniela Elser believes “a generous read of this situation” would be the couple’s desire to support the Queen – even if the do not appear on the famous balcony – is paramount.
But Ms Elser opined that, a “more cynical mind” might consider the Sussexes are returning to the UK to “make nice just as the biggest royal PR event in a decade rolls around”.
A spokeswoman for the Sussexes declared the couple are “excited and honoured” to attend the celebrations despite the news they will not be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the Queen, 96.
Ms Elser opined that Harry and Meghan’s willingness “to sign on as supporting guest stars” is “nothing short of astounding”.
She continued: “This is Harry and Meghan being forced to accept a downgrade while the world watches on.”