Her Majesty is expected to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next year, which will mark 70 years since her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952. In May next year the Queen is set to become the third longest-reigning monarch in recorded history, overtaking Johann II of Liechtenstein rule of 70 years and 91 days between November 12 1858 and February 11, 1929. A month later the monarch is expected to overtake Rama IX of Thailand reign.
It has reportedly been a difficult period in the Queen’s reign however, since the death of her husband the Duke of Edinburgh in April.
Tensions have also been reported amongst members of the Royal Family after Harry and Meghan made the unprecedented decision to step down from their senior royal duties last year.
The couple’s subsequent two hour interview with Oprah in March, and Harry’s announcement he is to release an “accurate and wholly truthful” memoir have reportedly are said to added fuel to the royal rift.
Yet a relationship expert has claimed the Queen’s decision to invite Harry and Meghan to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations is “a very positive sign” that the family can resolve differences.
Sami Wunder told Express.co.uk: “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.
“All families have resentment or some form of hurt emotions, but it’s still family.
“So I think that is the biggest sign for everybody else watching that the Queen […] is very much giving them the love and recognition they deserve as a family.
Ms Wunder added: “The Queen is showing that she is loving and kind and welcoming.”
Harry and Meghan moved to California last summer with son Archie, and have since welcomed daughter Lilibet, whose name is an ode to her great grandmother the Queen.
Lilibet was coined by King George V as a nickname for the then-Princess Elizabeth, who was a toddler and couldn’t pronounce her name properly.
It has since been used to address the Queen by close relatives.
The monarch signed her name as Lilibet on the funeral wreath of one of her closest friends Earl Mountbatten while Prince Philip also called her by the nickname.
Ms Wunder speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would accept the Queen’s invitation to the Platinum Jubilee.
She said: “I believe the couple will show up for this event.
“I also think moving forward it would be great to see Harry and Meghan’s PR also give some positive signs towards reconciliation.”
Ms Wunder added: “It’s very important that whatever happens within the reconciliation, conversations are not leaked out to the press.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to be planning to return to the UK together for the first time since their decision to quit the Firm to introduce their daughter to the monarch.
According to The Sun, the couple also hope to host their daughter’s christening at Windsor Castle.
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.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK