Queen ‘to award Harry and Meghan with Platinum Jubilee medals’ expert claims

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Despite an increasingly fractious trans-Atlantic relationship, the Queen is set to bestow an honour on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next year, a royal expert has claimed.

To mark her Platinum Jubilee year in 2022, Her Majesty will award Platinum Jubilee medals to some members of the Royal Family, allegedly including the pair who stepped back from royal life.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the 95-year-old monarch will award the medals to a number of her relatives, including those who no longer or have never undertaken official engagements on her behalf.

Harry and Meghan are both the list of those set to receive the award, according to the Daily Express's royal correspondent Richard Palmer.

Despite stepping away from the monarchy in early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will both still receive the honour alongside other acting members of the Firm.

Among those who will also receive the award is Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

A source told Mr Palmer that the award “is purely commemorative”.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "A wide number of members of the Royal Family will receive the Platinum Jubilee medal in line with the previous two jubilees."

Prince Harry, 37 already has two medals from his grandmother’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees.

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The news comes after Gertrude Daly, another royal expert, claimed that Harry and Meghan 'were upset at the loss of the privileges' that comes with their children not having royal titles.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would be stepping back from senior royal duties on January 8, 2020.

Then in March of this year, the couple appeared in an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey where they made claims of bullying and racism within the Royal Family.

Gertrude Daly, who runs the Gert's Royal podcast, claims they were able to use "people's lack of understanding" on how British titles work to their advantage.

Gertude Daly told Daily Star: "I think what upset the Sussexes was the loss of the privileges that come with not having the title Prince/ss.

"And I think they also, in the Oprah Interview, were playing into most people’s lack of understanding of how British titles work. Most people assume all children of Prince & Princesses are themselves a Prince/ss.

"And they were able to turn the 100 year old rule into an example of how they have been victimised."

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Andrew
  • Prince Harry
  • Princess Beatrice
  • Princess Eugenie
  • Queen
  • Royal Family

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