The Queen has been warned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's presence at the Platinum Jubilee next month could result in them being an unwelcome 'sideshow' to her special weekend.
Her comments come ahead of the events taking place from June 2 to June 5 to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne, which Harry and Meghan said they were "excited and honoured" to be invited to.
But last week royal commentator Camilla Tominey said it is important the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not take away the limelight from working members of the family, including Princess Anne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
She said it is vital next month’s celebrations are about the Queen.
Speaking to The Telegraph, she explained: “You can include the Sussexes, but you don’t want some sort of Harry and Meghan side show going on when the main event must be HMQ the Queen and equally there will be other members of the Royal Family who are still doing the daily grind who will resent being overshadowed by Harry and Meghan even if they don’t admit it.
“You’re not going to want to have the likes of Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex for instance who day in day out plant trees, unveil plaques and go to the openings of royal envelopes only to have the media completely focus on Harry and Meghan who aren’t playing a role at all in the so called family.”
Many online royal fans appeared to agree with her statement, with one saying that their "self-serving antics" could draw "bad attention" to themselves.
Another even said that the pair "should not have been invited in the first place" following their public criticism of the Royal Family.
Meghan and Harry will not be seen alongside the Queen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Her Majesty decided the privilege should be reserved only for working members of the Firm.
Their upcoming visit will be the first time the Queen meets Prince Harry's US-born daughter, Lilibet Diana, who is now eleven months old.
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