A source claims Her Majesty set the law for her feuding family ahead of next week’s lavish celebrations, warning them not to let past tensions “overshadow” the event
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The Queen has reportedly warned royals not to let “family issues” spoil next week’s platinum jubilee celebrations as she prepares to celebrate an incredible 70 years on the throne with a four-day national celebration.
The monarch wants the bank holiday weekend, which runs from Thursday to Sunday, to be “an occasion for the country, including her own family, to come together,” a source said Daily Mail.
Her Majesty will welcome Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Windsor Castle along with their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, 11 months.
It remains unclear at this point if the four will be spending alone time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four.
The Sussexes famously stepped down “as ‘older’ members” of the royal family in January 2020, with Harry’s brother Prince William reportedly dismayed by their decision.
The relationship between the two brothers is said to have been frosty since then.
Harry also fell out with Prince Charles, famously telling Oprah Winfrey his father failed to protect him from “suffering” as a child, leaving Charles “deeply hurt.”
Since then, Meghan has barely seen any of the royals, while Harry has only briefly seen his grandmother, father and brother.
But the Queen, as head of the family, is said to be determined not to let past tensions distract her from the big occasion.
A source told the Mail: “Her Majesty is usually keen that the platinum jubilee celebrates not her own longevity and longevity, but the institution of the monarchy and the people who support and uphold it.
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“It’s also a chance for people to come together after a very difficult time for this country.
Former BBC royal correspondent Michael Cole said GB news recently: “This is an opportunity and I hope he (Harry) takes it to try and mend the fences with his brother, especially Prince William, who made the conclusion (borrowing from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah) has clearly resented racism infecting the royal family as he said “this is not a racist family”.
“It obviously hurt him because he was in the spotlight. But there are occasions, and Princess Diana will be willing to mend her fences because she always believed that whatever happened, her two sons would be there for each other.
“This is a rare opportunity where Prince Harry can actually reach out to his brother and try and fix these fences because it’s important to do this.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-warned-royals-not-family-27088196 The Queen has warned royals not to let "family issues" spoil the platinum anniversary, an insider says