The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not attend the BBC ‘s ” Platinum Party at the Palace ” concert on Saturday night.
The star-studded concert in honor of the Queen ‘s platinum jubilee will feature the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent the day celebrating their daughter’s first birthday “privately” in Windsor.
The couple’s daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten Windsor, turned one on Saturday. She is in London with her parents and her brother, three-year-old Archie Harrison Moutnbatten Windsor, for the jubilee celebrations.
A spokesman for the Sussexes said they are spending the baby’s special day “privately together as a family”.
Harry and Meghan made their first public appearance in the UK since leaving the royal family in 2020 on Friday, when they attended a special service of thanksgiving for the queen at St Paul’s Cathedral.
They joined dozens of other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton , but sat across the aisle from working family members.
The service was not attended by the Queen, who canceled her attendance at the last minute after experiencing “some inconvenience” during Thursday’s jubilee celebrations, nor by the Duke of York, who tested positive for Covid-19.
The Sussexes also missed the Guildhall reception for the royals after the service.
Other members of the royal family expected to enjoy the Platinum Party at the Palace in person include the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Tim Laurence, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips is expected to be joined by his children Savannah and Isla, while Zara and Mike Tindall will also be in attendance.
The Queen’s cousins, including the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent, with the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Margaret’s daughter Sarah Chatto and their family They will attend the concert.
The show will be headlined by a host of greats including Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Queen + Adam Lambert, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Hans Zimmer and George Ezra.
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