• Queen Elizabeth decided to limit the balcony appearance during Trooping the Colour next month to working royals
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed that they will fly to the U.K. for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations
  • The Sussexes will not make a balcony appearance but may appear at the Service of Thanksgiving on June 3

Queen Elizabeth has confirmed which royals will join her on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour in June.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they will travel to the U.K. for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations next month, but the couple has been excluded from the balcony appearance lineup because they are not working members of the royal family, an unnamed palace insider told People.

Prince Andrew, who stepped back from public duties in 2019 following his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, also isn't among the royal family members invited to stand on the balcony for Trooping the Colour, which marks the Queen's official birthday each year.

"After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year's traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement.

The royals who will join Her Majesty on the balcony for the occasion include Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

The Queen's cousins, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra will also be in attendance.

Prince William and Duchess Kate's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are expected to be there along with Edward and Sophie's kids, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

The Queen's birthday parade will take place on June 2. It kicks off four days of festivities celebrating the monarch's 70 years on the throne.

As the Sussexes have confirmed their attendance at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, they may appear at other events, such as the Service of Thanksgiving on June 3. Traditionally, members of the extended family have attended Thanksgiving service at the Jubilees.

Prince Harry and Markle also said that they will be taking their kids Archie, 3, and 11-month-old Lili along with them to the U.K. next month. It will be the first time for the royals to meet Prince Harry and Markle's daughter in person since the couple welcomed her in June last year.

"Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honoured to attend The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children," the Sussexes' spokesperson told Harper's Bazaar.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday on Thursday
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 96th birthday on Thursday AFP / Daniel LEAL