'Don't hurry back': Meghan and Harry slammed for leaving UK before jubilee celebrations ended
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle flew back to the US an hour before the Queen's four-day-long Platinum Jubilee celebration finished, reports said. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with their two children – three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet – were in the UK for a few days after taking a flight from Santa Barbara on Wednesday, June 1, as the Monarch was honored for her 70 years of reign.
But on Sunday, June 5, when the royals along with the people of the UK were busy celebrating the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the Sussexes and their kids jetted back. A source said, “It's a celebration of Britain and all of its quirks and eccentricities over the Queen's 70-year reign.”
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It has been said that the California-based family was driven to Farnborough Airport from Frogmore Cottage before they took a 1.30 pm flight. Reports also said that their round trip cost them $200,629. Another source told The Sun, “There was no fanfare, they just went. They didn't stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant.”
Even when Harry and Meghan were in the UK for the festivities, they kept a low profile. They were only seen publicly during a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3. The pair were seen taking seats on the second row, 25ft from Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. However, none of them were reportedly seen interacting with them.
Besides, the youngest son of Charles and his actress wife did not go along with their royal family members for snacks and drinks at The Guildhall and chose to stay at Frogmore Cottage. The Sun reported that the duo also preferred to give a miss to “Saturday night’s epic party at Buckingham Palace - where Charles and William were cheered by the 120,000-strong crowd when they delivered incredible speeches. The Sussexes had pledged to “stick to the script” and not plan any antics away from the Platinum Jubilee.”
However, on Saturday, June 4, Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter, Lilibet’s first birthday without much pomp and show as Zara and Mike Tindall’s kids – Mia, 8, Lena, 3, and one-year-old Lucas – along with Peter Phillips and ex-wife Autumn's daughters 11-year-old Savannah, and 10-year-old Isla reportedly joined them for a garden party. Archie's godfather Charlie Van Staubenzee and his brother Tom also apparently visited the family. Royal commentator Omid Scobie earlier said, “I think people are expecting some sort of big birthday extravagant event, that we’re going to see photographs from. From what I’m told, we shouldn’t expect anything.”
Also, as per reports, before Harry and Meghan’s daughter, named after Queen Elizabeth II, turned one, she met her great-grandmother. Scobie had stated before the apparent meeting happened, “Those moments with Lilibet are very much private between them and the Queen and of course we know how much she’s been looking forward to it. They’ve been held back by a pandemic. Of course the times that Harry has been here it’s just been by himself for quite sombre occasions. And so this really was the first time.”
Meanwhile, people on the internet have a lot to say about Harry and Meghan’s visit to the UK as well as about their early departure. A critic slammed, “Now the countdown begins for the next Sussex tantrum. We won't have to wait long.” The second one wrote: “Bye bye,Don't hurry back.” “Don’t come back except in a private capacity,” the third one noted.
Now the countdown begins for the next Sussex tantrum. We won't have to wait long— Flibberty (@Flibberty13) June 5, 2022
Bye bye,,Don't hurry back,,— Teasie06 (@Goretti141) June 5, 2022
Don’t come back except in a private capacity.— Tawny owl (@CarolSeddon3) June 6, 2022
A person tweeted, “Looks like the UK booed them right back to the USA 🤣🤣🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.” Another one added: “LOL. I guess they didn't get the life saving loan from QE2 that they were hoping for? Or, the cheers and applause to catapult them to the front pages of the tabloids. Now they gonna form a new company: Brokers, Inc.🤣.”
Looks like the UK booed them right back to the USA 🤣🤣🤣👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— grysie8 (@bulblight4) June 6, 2022
LOL. I guess they didn't get the life saving loan from QE2 that they were hoping for? Or, the cheers and applause to catapult them to the front pages of the tabloids. Now they gonna form a new company: Brokers, Inc.🤣— Andrew Zeig (@commodore997) June 6, 2022