Royal Family: ‘Astounding’ Harry and Meghan flying to UK ‘for big royal PR event’

 

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s decision to fly to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum jubilee has been discussed by a royal expert. 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”.

 

 
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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.”

 

 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could breach the Queen’s “ring of steel” by allowing a Netflix crew to film on a royal property when they visit from California next month.

 

 
'Astounding' Harry and Meghan flying to UK 'for big royal PR event'
Royal expert Russel Myers believes the Queen has a “ring of steel” type cordon in place to prevent any attempts by the Sussexes to include the monarch in footage as part of their $100million (£72million) Netflix deal.

 

 

However, it is uncertain if palace aides will attempt to block Netflix cameras from filming the Sussexes at their first family home Frogmore Cottage, which is reportedly where Meghan and Harry will be staying during their time in the UK.

 

 

A consultant for the streaming service said pressure is growing on the couple for ­exclusive royal footage and filming at the property provides “exclusive, unique material”.

 

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's £11m family mansion is dreamy inside and out
The couple’s home follows a neutral colour scheme

A US consultant for Netflix said: “The Jubilee is the biggest gathering of UK royals in years and means that Harry and Meghan will be around everyone.

 

 

“Away from the public presentation of unity between the brands, the chiefs want exclusive footage and their dream is to have insights in that royal world never seen before.”

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