She will be the first British monarch to ever reach such a milestone and a four-day celebration has been planned for June, including a huge pageantry in London.
Meghan and Harry now live in Montecito, California with their two children, and Harry has only been back to the US twice since their royal exit ‒ once for Prince Philip’s funeral and once to unveil the statue of Princess Diana with his brother Prince William in the Sunken Gardens of Kensington Palace.
Meghan and their two-year-old son Archie have not stepped foot on British soil for over a year, while their two-month-old daughter Lilibet has never been.
However, they are expected to attend the Jubilee celebrations next year, which will be an opportunity for them to reconnect with the family, at the Queen’s invitation.
Relationship expert Sami Wunder explained to Express.co.uk that what the Queen demonstrates in terms of her relationship with the couple is “most important” because, as head of the family and the nation, she lays down the example for others to follow.
She said that the move shows she is “loving and kind and welcoming” and doing what a queen would do.
She said: “I think the fact that the Queen invited them for her Platinum Jubilee is a very positive sign to show the world that these guys are family and all families have conflict and all families have resentment or some form of hurt emotions, but it’s still family.
“And the Queen ‒ I mean, you can talk about the bureaucracy and you can talk about the Palace and Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace but it’s more important that the head, the monarch, is very much giving them the love and recognition they deserve as family.
“And I think that’s the most important, that’s what a queen would do and I think the Queen is showing that she is Queen and she is loving and kind and welcoming and I believe the couple will show up for this event.”
She added that she would love to see Harry and Meghan reciprocate and indicate through their PR that they are also willing to work towards reconciliation with the family.
Meghan and Harry have always maintained that their issues with The Firm are not with the Queen herself.
The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah that the Queen has “always been wonderful” to her, while Harry said she did not blindside his grandmother because he has “too much respect” for her.
Meghan recalled her first royal engagement with Her Majesty to Cheshire, when the monarch shared her blanket with the new royal.
Meghan said: “There’s the family, and then there’s the people running the institution. Those are two separate things.
However, fellow relationship expert Neil Wilkie told Express.co.uk that if Harry and William want to move forward from their own personal feud, the impetus has to come from one of them.
One of them, he argued, has to pick up the phone and just ask to talk confidentially about where they want their relationship to go in the future.
He said: “It has to be in secret, it has to be the two of them together, nobody else there.
“But they both need to focus on what they actually want in the future and where there are arguments which run through families ‒ sometimes for generations ‒ often the original reason for the argument gets lost but it just becomes a place that people can’t move from.
“And, you know, you can also get caught in the blame game. Whose fault was it? Should Harry have been on Oprah, etc?
“Again, that takes you back to the past and you need to accept that you can’t change what’s happened but you can change how you allow it to affect you in the future.”
Sami Wunder is a dating and relationship expert for high-achieving women and helps them find and keep romantic love. She can be found here.
Mr Wilkie is the author of The Relationship Paradigm series of books and creator of the online couples therapy platform, the Relationship Paradigm.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK