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Meghan and Harry announced that they plan to stop serving as frontline royals in January of last year. Instead, the couple pledged to become “financially independent” and divide their time between North America and Britain.

They currently live in California, Meghan’s home state, north of Los Angeles.
According to the Times, Royal Assistants believe Meghan and Harry will attend the Queen’s official birthday celebrations on June 12.

This occasion is usually celebrated with the Color Ceremony Parade on Horse Guards Parade.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, a dramatically reduced version took place in Windsor, where the Queen passed the first nationwide lockdown.

The last royal event Meghan and Harry appeared to was the 2020 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

This took place at the end of March and was the Duke and Duchesses’ last engagement before stepping down as members of the Royal Family.

Speaking to The Times, a royal insider said the Queen’s 95th birthday would be both a ‘family occasion’ and an official event for the Sussexes to attend.

According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry had hoped to attend the 2020 Remembrance Day commemoration at the Cenotaph, but this was blocked by the Queen personally.

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A second insider added: “The Queen is very strongly of the opinion that you cannot choose what you do with regard to the institution, either you are there – or you are away.”

Harry, who served as a British soldier in Afghanistan, reportedly hoped to lay a wreath at the cenotaph as part of the service.

Instead, the Duke and Duchess were photographed laying flowers near the graves of Commonwealth soldiers during the national ceremony in Los Angeles.

The Queen’s official 95th birthday comes just two days after the 100th birthday of her husband Prince Philip.

In 2020, a scaled-down and socially distant version of the parade took place at Windsor Castle.

The event featured a detachment of Welsh Guards from the 1st Battalion.

Speaking to The Times, a royal aide commented: “The current plan is for the Queen’s birthday parade to take place in London as usual, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or to reduce it according to the directives in force at the time. .

“But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen.”

Meghan and Harry have agreed to stop using their HRH titles and ditch their SussexRoyal brand before stepping down as members of the Royal Family.

After moving to California, they brought a £ 11.2million mansion to Santa Barbara, where the couple currently live.

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