Queen Elizabeth Rumored to Be Inviting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the UK Soon for Trooping the Colour

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex completed their final royal engagements before making their official exit, but it’s rumored that they’ll be back soon. Queen Elizabeth may extend an invitation to the Sussexes for a very big event — Trooping the Colour 2020, which celebrates the queen’s birthday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Xinhua/Tim Ireland via Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan joined the queen for their final royal engagement

Prince Harry and Meghan officially leave their royal duties on March 31, but they returned to the UK to carry out a few remaining engagements. One of them, their final appearance, was the Commonwealth Day service attended by Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the queen, among other royal family members.

There was no interaction witnessed between the Sussexes and the queen, nor was there much in the way of pleasantries between the couple and Prince William and Kate.

“It wasn’t the warm reunion that we were all hoping for,” body language expert Judi James explained to The Mirror. “The tension in Harry’s body language especially was palpable.”

“Harry and Meghan looked a lot more genuinely cheerful, and Harry especially, threw a really affectionate smile at Kate,” she noted. “As they took their seats Harry threw Kate an open-mouthed smile and ‘hello’ of what looked like genuine pleasure and Meghan raised her brows and smiled in an equally friendly ritual.”

View this post on Instagram

This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

Will Prince Harry and Meghan return to the UK again soon?

The Sussexes may have left their royal life in the spotlight for a more normal existence, but experts believe that they will return again to attend royal events, including the queen’s birthday celebration at Trooping the Colour.

Commentator Erin Hill told People TV that Prince Harry and Meghan might be “invited” to return to the UK for the big event. “The earliest we could see them could possibly be in June, when the Queen extends an invitation for them to return for Trooping the Colour, which is the Queen’s official birthday,” Hill explained.

“It’s when they do the whole balcony appearance with the royal family. It could be that we see them then,” she added. “I think at this stage, it’s an invitation considering they are not senior working royals anymore so it would be by invitation.”

The Sussexes had an emotional time at their final engagements, according to expert

Prince Harry and Meghan’s return to finish their engagements was “bittersweet,” according to Hill. Despite the couple’s desire to escape the spotlight, attending their final appearances wasn’t all happy.

“This was a bittersweet trip for both the people of the UK and the Royal Family,” Hill explained. “It went extremely well — on the one hand, Harry and Meghan got to visit with the public and they got to see them again.”

She added, “They were also reminded what they would be missing, this really amazing, star-worthy couple who really connect with their organization. But they were able to reassure their patronages that they aren’t going anywhere in terms of still relay their support.”

“It was a successful tour but definitely a sad one,” Hill noted.