How Will Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Be Involved In The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations?

It's thought the Queen will meet Lilibet for the first time this weekend.

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by Bonnie McLaren |

The Queen's big platinum Jubilee celebrations are upon us - not to mention our wonderful four-day weekend - and after some doubt as to whether Prince Harry and Meghan would come over from the US to join the Royal family, it's clear that the couple - accompanied by children Archie and Lilibet - will be part of the celebrations.

Previously, Harry had expressed concerns about the security his family would have during a visit to the UK - but those issues have been ironed out, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Sussexes have received 'cast iron assurances' that he, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet will be protected during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

So what can we expect Harry and Meghan to be doing over the Jubilee weekend?

Official events kick off with the annual Trooping The Colour and the Queen's birthday parade on Thursday 2 June, which will be followed by the big balcony moment. It's thought that Harry and Meghan won't appear on the balcony, as that is for 'working royals' only. However, Harry and Meghan are expected to attend the special Service of Thanksgiving, which will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on the Friday.

The Jubilee weekend will also be the first time the Queen will meet her great greand-daughter Lilibet, who was born last year. The Queen was expected to attend the derby at Epson Downs on Saturday 4 June, but it is now being reported that instead she will join the Sussexes to celebrate Lilibet's first birthday, which falls on the same day. (Time for a new family portrait, perhaps?)

While they're here, Harry and Meghan will be staying ay their old home, Frogmore Cottage, which they lived in before they moved to their £11million mansion in California. Currently, Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and son August live in the cottage - but it's expected they're going to open up the spare bedrooms for the family.

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