Royal insiders have confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II has reached out to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a prestigious and high-profile invitation weeks after their scandalous truth bombs.
Her Majesty wants the controversial power couple and their two young children — Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor — to participate in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations that will take place in 2022.
While Prince Harry is in England for the unveiling of the statue of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth extended the invitation hoping to heal the royal rift that began since he and his wife left London and later sat down with Oprah Winfrey.
The drama continued with Prince Harry and his wife picking the Queen‘s private nickname for their baby girl without asking for her permission.
It has been revealed that Prince Harry and the former actress have accepted Elizabeth II’s offer and will travel to England to attend the Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s official birthday parade.
However, it is not clear if the California residents will have the honor of being among the family members who appear on the balcony.
A royal source said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited, and I’m sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there. The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time, but there’s a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes.”
Moreover, royal historian Robert Lacey spoke to Hello! magazine and revealed that Prince Harry and his family would earn spots on the balcony because the Queen has remained close to her grandson despite the controversies.
He said: “The fact that Harry and his grandmother have been able to talk to each other so directly through the last year has been a saving grace of the situation. The Queen has always expressed personal sympathy and understanding, and I’m sure she’d want Harry on the balcony. She would not regard the family as complete without that.”
Recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle faced heavy backlash because of a new controversy surrounding the name of their baby girl.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines as they recently announced the birth of their second child, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, with the statement that they first asked the Queen for permission to use her nickname for the name of their new baby girl.
According to an insider close to the Sussexes, Prince Harry contacted Queen Elizabeth before the birth of his daughter to ask for her blessing, and if she had said no, then they would not have used the name “Lilibet.”
However, BBC journalist Jonny Dymond recently stated that Prince Harry “never asked” the Queen if she had something against the naming choice.
The royal correspondent shared a message on social media that stated: “Palace source tells BBC that the Queen was not asked by Meghan and Harry over the use of her childhood nickname; reports suggested Harry had sought permission from Queen to call newborn ‘Lilibet,’ but Palace source says the Queen was ‘never asked.'”
As a result, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly considering battling BBC in court for contradicting their initial statement.
Meanwhile, a palace insider claimed that even if Prince Harry called his grandmother, it was most likely to inform her about the decision to use the name Lilibet for his daughter, not to ask.
The nickname “Lilibet” was reportedly given to the Queen by her grandfather, King George V, and was subsequently used only by her late husband, Prince Philip, and her sister, Princess Margaret.