The Duke and Duchess
of Sussex were accused of wanting more prominent seats at the Platinum
Jubilee in June. Author Tom Bower made the claims in his explosive new book
Revenge, who also said the pair were forced to back down on the Queen’s orders.
But a royal expert has debunked these claims, tweeting: “What nonsense”.
Marlene Koenig added: “M&H
were always going to be in a car. The schedule had them arriving in a car.
B&E also arrived in a car, not on the bus. Awkward moment Meghan tried to
get better Jubilee seat but Queen said no- author”.
Meghan and Harry made a public
appearance at St Paul’s Cathedral, arriving alongside other non-working royals
like Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The royal couple walked down
the long nave of the cathedral to take their seats.
Meghan and Harry were sat next
to Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, with Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli
Mozzi having to stand up to let them take their seats.
Their seats were set far back
from Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William and Kate.
Tom Bower claimed Meghan and
Harry were not happy with their allocated seats and tried to sit closer to the
more senior members of the family.
Speaking on an upcoming
episode of the Mirror’s Pod Save the Queen podcast, Mr Bower claimed: “I
was told, unfortunately too late for the book, they were meant to turn up at
Wellington Barracks to get on the coach which was set up for the minor royals
to go to St Paul’s for the Jubilee service.
deliberately late so the bus had gone and they could make a grand entrance from
a car so they could be seen on the steps, which Netflix obviously needed.