Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were booed while leaving the Platinum Jubilee church service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday, video of the moment showed.
The loud booing comes years after the couple’s dramatic exit from the royal family in 2020, which intensified an already rocky relationship between brothers Harry and Prince William.
During the service, Harry and Markle appeared to keep their distance from William and his wife Kate Middleton. The pair — who now live in California — sat next to Harry’s cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice and their husbands, Jack Brooksbank and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, according to Page Six.
Sources inside Buckingham Palace told the outlet that William and Harry have been fighting since Harry married Markle in 2018 and do not intend to interact during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee events.
“At the moment, it does not look likely that Harry and Meghan and William and Kate will meet up separately during the Jubilee celebrations,” one source said. “There is certainly nothing in the diary at the moment.”
Because they are no longer working royals, Harry and Markle were excluded from a palace balcony photo op, where the 96-year-old Queen, along with royals Charles, William, Kate and their children gathered for fans.
“Her Majesty The Queen on her #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend,” the Royal Family tweeted.
Reporter Cameron Walker shared a photo of the queen interacting with William’s youngest son Louis during the family’s balcony appearance.
“The Royal Family’s balcony appearance symbolises the continuation of the monarchy. My favourite picture so far today is Prince Louis talking to his great-grandmother, The Queen,” he tweeted. “The oldest generation and the youngest generation #HM70.”
The Royal Family’s official Twitter account also shared a new official portrait of the queen in honor of the celebration.
“Her Majesty The Queen, the first Monarch in British history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee,” the Royal Family wrote on Twitter. “To mark the beginning of the #PlatinumJubilee Celebration Weekend, a new portrait of The Queen has been released.”
According to The Washington Post, the Platinum Jubilee is a celebration marking the queen’s 70th year on the throne, becoming the first British ruler to reach the milestone. Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria held the previous record for longest-serving monarch, with 63 years on the throne before dying at age 81 in 1901.
The British adapted the term “jubilee” – a Judeo-Christian anniversary celebration – to observe the milestones of its rulers. Leviticus, the third book of the Old Testament in the Bible, says to “sanctify the fiftieth year … for it is the year of jubilee.”