LIVE FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY: The Queen is planning a “major gamble” with Meghan and Harry’s future positions.
As the monarch prepares to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year, QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been warned that she is planning a “major gamble” with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s future positions.
As she approaches her 70th year on the throne, the Queen, 95, will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country during the year to honor the anniversary with a range of activities.
The Queen will present Platinum Jubilee medals to some members of the Royal Family to commemorate the occasion.
Buckingham Palace has announced that Elizabeth will bestow the medals to a number of her relatives, including individuals who no longer or have never represented her in official capacities.
The award is believed to go to Prince Andrew, 61, who is now involved in a civil case in New York, as well as his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
According to the Daily Express’s royal writer Richard Palmer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are among those scheduled to receive the prize.
Despite their departure from the monarchy in early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as other acting members of the Firm, will be honored.
Royal pundit and journalist Daniela Elser, however, believes the Queen is taking a risk by not “listening to her people” as Meghan and Harry’s popularity in the UK declines. The Queen’s determination to “not rock the boat” could backfire, she claimed.
“For the Queen, the decision to not rock the boat and stick to what she did in 2012, rather than listening to her people and taking a different approach, is a serious gamble,” Ms Elser wrote in news.com.au.
The Duke of Sussex’s popularity dropped over 10 percent in September, according to recent YouGov polls.
The royals’ popularity in Britain has declined from 43 percent to 34 percent, according to a YouGov poll released in September.
His wife, Meghan Markle, has also seen a decline in popularity on this side of the Atlantic, with her approval rating dropping from 29% to 26%.
Steven Brown contributed additional reporting.
The Princess Royal, 71, has visited Paris to promote British and French ties ahead of the 2024 Olympics, but despite meeting a number of high-profile dignitaries, she has yet to see the Queen. “Brinkwire News Summary.”