This was stated by a British newspaper. The event will be attended by presidents and leaders from around the world.
As Britain prepares to hold an unprecedented state funeral to greet Queen Elizabeth, the controversy was ignited by the presence of Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. According to a British newspaper, the couple “was not invited” to the banquet to be held in Buckingham Palace in honor of the monarch.
This was reported by The Telegraph newspaper, in a news report that exploded on Saturday. The event will be organized this Sunday by King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the eve of the state funeral. Many top leaders are expected to be present who will come to greet the UK’s longest-serving regent in its history.
The Telegraph estimates a VIP event of nearly 500 people. American Joe Biden, French Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are some of the heads of state who they will arrive in London this weekend to attend the funeral on Monday.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were reportedly initially given an invitation to the event together with other members of the royal family, but it was later revoked as, according to the Palazzo, the occasion was reserved for the royals “in service”.
Harry and Meghan had decided to give up their royal titles to lead a “normal” life in the United States, where the couple currently resides. In the midst of the duel, the British press had paid particular attention to the moments the couple shared with the rest of the crown, especially with Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales. The four appeared together to greet the mourners last Saturday.
This week Harry had been given permission to wear his military uniform at the wake to be held tonight which will be attended by William and other cousins of the family. Harry, who had served two trips to Afghanistan, was denied at first the opportunity to wear his military uniform because “he is no longer a member of the royal family”.
That’s why he had been in plain clothes on Wednesday for official events, including walking behind his grandmother’s coffin when he was taken to Westminster Hall to rest.
But reports cited in British newspapers claim that palace officials have already changed their mindshe was once allowed to wear the uniform while joining his brother and cousins for the vigil around the queen’s coffin.
Her four children held a vigil on Friday, Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren will have a similar one near her coffin on Saturday afternoon.
Charles’s children, Prince William and Prince Harry, will participate together with Princess Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; the daughters of Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenia; and the two sons of Prince Edward: Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
William, who after the death of his grandmother is now the heir to the throne, will stand at the head of the coffin and Harry at the feet.