The Queen, 95, will become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee next year as she turns 70 on the throne. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel the country and undertake various engagements to mark the occasion.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that it will present the medals to a number of her relatives, including those who no longer or have never made any official commitments on her behalf.
Prince Andrew, 61, currently involved in a civil lawsuit in New York, and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, are expected to receive the award.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on the list of winners, according to Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer.
However, royal commentator and journalist Daniela Elser has argued that the Queen may be making a serious bet by ‘not listening to her people’ as Meghan and Harry’s popularity plummets in the UK. She claimed the Queen’s decision to “not rock the boat” could backfire.
Ms Elser wrote in news.com.au: “For the Queen, the decision not to rock the boat and to bow to what she did in 2012, rather than listen to her people, therefore, continue a different approach is a serious bet “In recent YouGov polls, the Duke of Sussex saw his popularity drop by almost ten percent in September.
The September YouGov poll showed that the positive opinions of the Royal Family in Britain fell from 43% to 34%.
His wife, Meghan Markle, has also seen her popularity drop on this side of the pond, with her approval rating dropping from 29% to 26%.
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