Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Platinum Jubilee ‘Test’ Is Only Just Beginning —Commentator

TL; DR: 

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited England for Platinum Jubilee weekend.
  • A royal commentator says they’d ruin the “olive branch” extended to them by the royal family if information about the weekend were to get out.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would likely be “cut off” if details were to leak. On the other hand, it could mean a “new beginning” if they pass the “test.” 
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry look on during Platinum Jubilee weekend and now they're being tested according to a royal commentator.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in California after Platinum Jubilee weekend. Despite no longer being in the U.K., a commentator says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are being put to the “test” by the British royal family. “Everything” supposedly hinges on what Harry and Meghan do next. Namely, if details about the weekend go public. What the commentator thinks could happen, plus why they feel Meghan and Harry are on “dangerous ground,” ahead.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry didn’t make many appearances during the Platinum Jubilee festivities 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to England for Platinum Jubilee weekend. The celebration, which spanned June 2-5, 2022, honored Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. 

A variety of events took place, from Trooping the Colour and a star-studded concert to a pageant. However, Meghan and Harry’s Platinum Jubilee schedule wasn’t as jam-packed as some might’ve expected. At least, not with public appearances. 

The couple, who also had their two children with them, stayed out of the spotlight for most of the weekend. Harry and Meghan were present for the queen’s annual birthday parade, which kicked off Platinum Jubilee weekend. 

However, those watching at home probably wouldn’t have known. Cameras captured only glimpses of Harry and Meghan as they watched the parade from the Major General’s Office. Meanwhile, working royals joined Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

Meghan and Harry’s sole Platinum Jubilee appearance happened on June 3, 2022. The couple, sans their two children who joined them in the U.K., attended a National Service of Thanksgiving honoring Queen Elizabeth.

The rest of Platinum Jubilee weekend unfolded without another appearance from Meghan and Harry. They skipped the Platinum Party at the Palace and left before the Platinum Jubilee pageant. Instead, they had a first birthday party for their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

A royal commentator says a test is underway for the couple

“The test really begins now for Harry and Meghan,” royal commentator Duncan Larcombe told the U.K.’s Closer. “They have come to the U.K. and to the Jubilee and really cemented themselves as royals again. 

It’s “great for their brand,” he added, saying people at Spotify, Netflix, and Penguin, companies with whom they’ve made lucrative deals, will be “eating” it “up.” 

“But everything now depends on their behavior moving forward,” Larcombe said. “Clearly, an olive branch has been extended by the royal family here. But Harry and Meghan would ruin that if any private information about this weekend was spoken about to the press or revealed in a book.”

Harry has a memoir in the works, which may have been pushed back for Platinum Jubilee. Additionally, they have other forthcoming projects, such as a Netflix documentary and a Spotify podcast.

Things could go 2 ways for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: ‘Totally cut off’ or ‘the start of a new beginning’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are now being put to the test after Platinum Jubilee weekend, according to a commentator, look on as they walk up the aisle at St. Paul's Cathedral
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images

The possible outcomes for Harry and Meghan after Platinum Jubilee weekend are two-fold, according to Larcombe. No matter what, it’s make-or-break. “It’s last-chance saloon for them now,” he said.

“If anything from the weekend leaked, I imagine they will be totally cut off and that’ll be it,” he said. “It’s very dangerous ground if they betray anyone now.” 

Alternatively, if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “act appropriately and prove they can be trusted,” it may usher in a turning point. “It could be a huge step in the right direction and the start of a new beginning,” he said. 

Since Harry and Meghan’s Platinum Jubilee visit, they’ve stayed quiet on the experience. However, on June 6, 2022, the day after the official festivities ended, they shared Lili’s first birthday portrait

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