Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were "sidelined" by palace officials during Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, according to a royal expert.

Christopher Andersen shared his view concerning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during the Platinum Jubilee. Andersen told Us Weekly on Tuesday that the pair were "sidelined" by the Buckingham Palace, calling the weekend "a glorious celebration of the queen as a person and of the monarchy."

Instead of witnessing the procession from the Buckingham Palace balcony along with Queen Elizabeth, the Sussexes watched the event from the Major General's Office. In May, a spokesperson confirmed that the balcony was reserved for "those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," such as Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The "Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan" author insisted that attempts made by Harry and Meghan to "mend fences" with other royal members were unsuccessful. The Platinum Jubilee was considered the first royal event Harry and Meghan attended together since the Commonwealth Day Service in March 2020.

Harry and Meghan also celebrated the Queen during her Service of Thanksgiving on June 3, which, unfortunately, the Queen did not attend due to "discomfort." Meanwhile, Inside St. Paul's Cathedral, Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, noticeably did not sit beside William, 39, and Kate, 40.

"Senior members of the royal family were seated in the front row and non-senior members in the second row," a source said of the seating arrangement, which was decided by the palace in order "to avoid any unwanted attention" on the two couples.

Correspondent Annelise Nielsen also spoke of how Harry and Meghan had been "completely separated" from the other senior royals during the Jubilee celebrations. She claimed they "have not kept the relationship going in the UK" despite having "every potential" to play a more "significant" role in the Platinum Jubilee; they were instead limitedly seen in the public.

Meanwhile, Angela Levin claimed Harry is "absolutely furious" and believed to be wanting an apology from the Royal Family over how he and his family were treated during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Levin told The Sun, "But he's the one who should apologize. He said during the Oprah interview that Charles and William were trapped, he said he'd been cut off by his father. You can't just go around being rude about people and expecting them to open their hearts to you again."

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In September 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex secured a multi-year deal with the streaming giant Netflix. Max Mumby/Getty Images

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