Prince William doesn’t want Harry at Queen’s Platinum Celebration, Royal Sources Say

The Daily Beast understands that Prince William does not want his brother to attend Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, fearing his presence will overshadow the celebrations and spoil the quality of life. the cost of the proceedings.

A source said: “Harry’s presence on British soil was not welcomed by his brother. “Last time Harry went to the UK, William made it to the Alps. These things don’t happen by chance. William was sick of the sight and sound of his brother. He doesn’t want him there.”

Fueling speculation that Harry won’t show up is a newly formed polo team that Harry has joined with his friend, Nacho Figueras has said they plan to play a series of matches this summer, one of That number falls on the first weekend of June. .

The source told The Daily Beast that William would be “quite pleased” if Harry couldn’t make it to the celebration because he “plays polo in California rather than standing next to his brother pretending to be friends.”

Of course, every polo team has backup and reserve players, and Omid Scobie, the reporter who wrote a pro-Sussex biography Freedom Searchon Twitter warned against reading too much into the game’s schedule.

The Queen is understood to personally still expect her grandson to attend and is ready to facilitate him to do so. However, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace declined to comment when asked if their principals would like Harry to attend the Jubilee celebrations.

The uncomfortable truth, four weeks after what should have been one of the most historic celebrations of majesty in British history, is that the dominant theme pervading the atmosphere is uncertainty.

Not only is it uncertain whether Harry will attend any or all of the series of events, which run from Thursday to Sunday during the first week of June, but there is some considerable doubt as to whether whether the queen is there or not.

The palace has quietly said that her attendance is by no means unwarranted, and this week has new news: His Majesty will not attend the four garden parties before the scheduled Jubilee. taking place this month in London and Scotland.

A source at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast that the “traditional length and duration of the parties” were “key factors that led other family members to attend on her behalf.” it”.

All sources the Daily Beast spoke to agree that it is still possible that Harry, no matter how angry he is with his family – and despite the low historical mark his relationship with his brother has reached – was still able to attend the Celebration, largely out of respect for his grandmother.

It should be noted that in Today said interview with Hoda Kotb, he suggested that he was “trying” to do it, and also wanted to introduce his youngest child to the Queen, but the logistical and “security issues” differences need to be resolved first.

It is noteworthy that during the interview with Kotb, Harry, when asked if he misses his brother (or father), refused to answer the question. It is clear that the relationship between Harry and William is still as bad as it ever was, not because William’s anxiety around Harry’s decision to break with convention is to write a “completely honest” memoir. will be published later. years, which William feared might seek to damage the monarchy.

Adding to the animation is that William and his family were deeply dismayed when Harry went on US television just days after meeting his grandmother and claiming she was not properly cared for and making sure that she was “protected” was up to him. and have “the right people around her.”

It spoiled what little trust remained after several years of animosity between Harry and William, including Harry’s accusations on Oprah that William had been “trapped” in the royal family and that Kate had made Meghan cry. in the run-up to her wedding, and that the Palace subsequently failed to correct reports stating that the opposite had happened.

Emily Andrews, a seasoned royal observer and former royal editor for Sun and Mail on Sunday, told The Daily Beast: “William is a pragmatist so I’m sure he can see the benefits in Harry not going to come. It will be a lot simpler for everyone. It’s a celebration of the queen and her beautiful longevity, but if Harry and Meghan arrive, all the focus will be on them rather than her. But William played his cards very close to his chest the whole thing and said nothing about it to anyone, so you can be sure he won’t actively provoke Harry not to come.

“The bigger question is whether Harry wants to come. Remember, Harry believes the press killed his mother. His goal now, as he has said, is to prevent the press from killing his wife or children. That fear may be paranoid, but that’s how he really feels. The Platinum Celebration is a four-day event where the press and photographers can know his whereabouts at all times. I can see him not signing up for that, and will probably be back for a private visit with the kids later in the year.

“The truth is that a final decision has not been made and probably won’t be made until about a week before the jubilee.”

Royal author and Lady YouTuber Colin Campbell told The Daily Beast: “William didn’t want Harry there. He thought the Sussex drama would turn the whole thing into a show of dogs and horses.” Prince William doesn’t want Harry at Queen’s Platinum Celebration, Royal Sources Say


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