The official state event is being held for heads of state, official overseas guests and working royals who have descended down in London ahead of the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
Confirming Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and Prince Andrew’s absence, a spokesperson from Buckingham Palace confirmed, that “only working royals will take part”.
It is yet to be revealed what the dress code will be and if tiaras will be required at this special event. The statement read: “The King and The Queen Consort will host Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests at Buckingham Palace ahead of the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. This will be an official state event.”
On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan joined King Charles and other senior members of the royal family at the procession of the late monarch’s coffin to Westminster Hall, where Her Majesty is laying in the state ahead of the funeral.
Thousands of mourners flocked to see the moving sight of the Queen departing the official residence where she spent so much of her working life at the heart of the nation, with viewing areas declared full ahead of the procession starting.
The new monarch walked in line with the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.