Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirm Archie and Lilibet will come to UK when they return

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed that they will be returning to the UK with Archie and Lilibet for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

After months of speculation and an olive branch from the Queen (opens in new tab), Harry and Meghan have confirmed that they will be attending the Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab) with their children, Archie and Lilibet (opens in new tab).

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The Platinum Jubilee marks the Queen’s 70th year on the throne and will see celebrations take place from the 2nd to the 5th of June. The special milestone will bring a four-day bank holiday, a special Jubilee concert (opens in new tab), and pubs staying open until 1 am!

It was unclear whether the Sussexes would be in attendance after ongoing reports of a rift between the couple and the Firm (opens in new tab).

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England.

However, now a spokesperson for the pair has said, “Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children.”

The occasion will mark the first time Harry and Meghan have returned to the UK with their children, since stepping back as senior royals (opens in new tab) in 2019. 

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This will no doubt be exciting news for the royal family, as several members are still yet to meet the couple’s second child, Lilibet. 

There were even fears that the Queen would never meet her after Harry skipped Prince Philip’s memorial over security concerns. This is thankfully not the case, as the family will now travel from LA to join in with the Jubilee festivities. Meaning the Queen can finally meet her great-grandaughter, with whom she shares her special nickname.

This will also be the first time Harry’s father, Prince Charles will meet Lilibet. He has previously expressed his ‘incredible sadness (opens in new tab)’ over not having met his youngest grandchild.