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How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's secret visit with the Queen may have changed their Jubilee plans

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly feeling 'reassured' about their safety in the UK following their secret visit with the Queen last week, prompting them to reconsider whether they will return for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in June of this year.

Previously, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had voiced their concerns around their safety in the UK since stepping down as senior royals in 2020. As such, the pair had not returned to the country as a couple in over two years, but over the Easter weekend they made a surprise and secret visit to see the Queen.

Now, the Daily Mail reports that the security the Sussexes received during their visit has left them reconsidering their decision to turn down Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee invite. "Harry was fairly pleased with the way the operation worked and the liaison between his security team and the Metropolitan Police," a source told the newspaper.

"He believes it means a workable solution can be found, allowing him to come over with his children as early as the Platinum Jubilee," the insider added.

Photo credit: Karwai Tanq - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tanq - Getty Images

According to the Daily Mail, Harry and Meghan stayed on the Queen's Windsor estate during their visit with the protection of both their own private security guards (who they brought with them from the US) and a Special Escort Group (SEG) detail when travelling outside of the grounds – a service which provides armed protection to both the Royal Family and government ministers.

It's believed that this "hybrid" method of security will be on the cards for the Sussexes' future visits, which will hopefully see them return with their two children, two-year-old Archie and ten-month-old Lilibet.

Since their meeting with Her Majesty, Prince Harry and Meghan have reportedly been offered an invite to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony later this year to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. If they choose to attend, the couple will join other high-profile members of the Royal Family – including Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, as well as Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children – to make the traditional balcony appearance as they watch an RAF aircraft fly past in celebration of Her Majesty's record-breaking reign.

According to the Telegraph however, the Sussexes wont be permitted to take part in any of the other Platinum Jubilee festivities, due to their resignation as senior royals.

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