Meghan Markle and Prince
Harry won’t attend a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace
celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.
Ahead of Saturday night’s
event — featuring performances from Queen + Adam Lambert, Diana Ross and more
— a list of expected attendees was released, which did not include the
Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who traveled to the U.K. from California for the
weekend of festivities to mark the Queen’s historic 70-year reign.
Members of the royal family
attending the show include Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of
Cornwall; Prince William and Kate Middleton; Prince Edward and
Sophie, Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount
Severn; Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence; Princess Beatrice and
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi; Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank; Peter
Phillips and his daughters; Zara and Mike Tindall; the Duke and Duchess of
Gloucester; the Duke of Kent; Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent
and Sarah Chatto and her family.
Meghan, 40, and Prince
Harry, 37, are celebrating the first birthday of their daughter Lilibet on
Saturday. They are spending the special day privately as a family.
Royals marked the
occasion on social media, with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Kate
Middleton and Prince Charles and Camilla’s official accounts sharing birthday
tributes to Lili.
The couple is also thought to
be introducing Lili to her great-grandmother the Queen for the first time
during their visit to the U.K.
Throughout their visit the
U.K., Meghan and Prince Harry have not publicly spent time with
Harry’s immediate family members.
On Friday, the royal family
continued the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a service of thanksgiving
honoring Queen Elizabeth at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Harry and Meghan — who shared
the strain they’d experienced within the family in a 2021 interview with
Oprah Winfrey — arrived ahead of Prince Charles, Camilla,
Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton. It was
the first time the three couples have appeared together in public in more than
As William and Kate made their
way to their seats in the front row, there was no eye contact between the
couple and Meghan and Harry, who were seated in the second row alongside
Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and their husbands. When Prince
Charles passed by the row with Meghan and Harry, he was photographed looking
Following the service, many
members of the royal family headed to the Lord Mayor’s reception at The
Guildhall — however, Meghan and Harry did not attend the lunch on Friday,
nor a small family lunch following the Trooping parade on Thursday.