Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Not Appear on Palace Balcony During the Queen's Jubilee

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From PEOPLE.COM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been excluded from the lineup because they're not working members of the royal family, a palace source said on Friday.

Harry's uncle Prince Andrew, who is no longer a working royal following his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, will also not be included on the balcony for Trooping the Colour, which marks the Queen's official birthday each year.

"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman says.

The birthday parade, which will take place on June 2, kicks off a long weekend of commemorations for the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have been invited to the weekend of celebrations and may appear at another event, such as the Service of Thanksgiving on June 3. Traditionally, members of the extended family have attended the Thanksgiving Service at the Jubilees — most recently of 10 and 20 years ago.

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