While Elizabeth II will celebrate her platinum jubilee this February, three reviled royals among the Windsors will still receive a special award from the Queen.
They will still get their medals. On February 6, Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70th anniversary of reign at her platinum jubilee. Expected at this event are all members of the royal family, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who now reside in Los Angeles. Disparaged for several months, as disowned from the Windsors, they now live on the bangs of the monarchy after leaving their duties as senior members.
If the Duke of Sussex has returned to the United Kingdom for some official events, including the funeral of Prince Philip, his wife decidedly sulks this country where the press has never been tender with her. However, this will not prevent them from receiving a medal from Elizabeth II.
Indeed, on the occasion of her jubilees, it is customary for the Queen to distribute to her entourage awards made for the event, in order to thank several professional bodies for their commitments. Among them, the frontline personnel of the police, fire and emergency services who have completed five years of service, but also, the members of the Royal Family who have worked for the crown through various commitments. A list that will be “extended” says the Daily Mail, and this to allow those who are not senior members to benefit.
In what context can this medal be worn?
“As with previous Jubilees, it is likely that wider members of the Royal Family will receive the Platinum Jubilee Medal. They are privately funded and are commemorative,” says a source. Among them, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who still secured two years of commitments before leaving the royal family, where they do not want to return without the assurance of protection.
But also, Prince Andrew, currently targeted by a complaint of rape, who will be given this distinction to be displayed on a “civilian dress” if he is invited to an event where the dress code says “decorations”. What to compensate for the recent withdrawal of his military awards, a radical decision taken by Elizabeth II while he should soon face justice. Case in which he will have to defend himself as a “private citizen”.
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