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What REALLY happened to the Jubilee seating plan? Our experts cover all the latest from the House of Windsor in our essential royal talk show Palace Confidential

  • Richard Eden says Jubilee chairs may have been set up to prevent Harry and Meghan from appearing in photos
  • Victoria Murphy tells program seat plan ‘would have been decided in advance’
  • Royal biographer and author Robert Hardman says the fact that Harry and Meghan ‘remained fairly inconspicuous’ was a positive for family relationships

According to the Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden, the floor plan at a major Platinum Jubilee event may have been set up to prevent Harry and Meghan from appearing in photos with other senior members of the royal family.

On our royal talk show Palace Confidential, Eden speculates that other members of the royal family, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, may have been told to stay in their seats to avoid unfortunate photos appearing in the media afterwards.

“There was a procession to leave the cathedral and that meant Harry and Meghan were way behind,” he says.

“They had to wait for everyone else in their line to leave first so they couldn’t be photographed, they weren’t in the same photos as Prince Charles or the Cambridges.”

Royal correspondent and author Victoria Murphy tells the program she is “certain” that the floor plan would have been determined “in advance.”

Richard Eden, journal editor at Daily Mail, says the floor plan for the main Platinum Jubilee event may have been set up to prevent Harry and Meghan from appearing in photos with other senior royals

Richard Eden, journal editor at Daily Mail, says the floor plan for the main Platinum Jubilee event may have been set up to prevent Harry and Meghan from appearing in photos with other senior royals

Richard (pictured) speculates that other members of the royal family, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, may have been told to stay in their seats to avoid unfortunate photos appearing in the media afterwards

Richard (pictured) speculates that other members of the royal family, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, may have been told to stay in their seats to avoid unfortunate photos appearing in the media afterwards

“It’s hard not to see it as a sign, if not the distance between the brothers – that physical distance between them in that map,” she says.

“We haven’t had a photo of William and Harry in the same photo all weekend, apart from the wide shots in the cathedral.”

“I think given that you had a chance this weekend for the family to show unity and for everyone to show togetherness.

“I think it’s telling that William and Harry clearly at no point made a conscious effort to be seen side by side in order to be seen in the same frame.”

The fact that Harry and Meghan ‘remained fairly inconspicuous’ was positive for family relationships, according to royal biographer and author Robert Hardman.

“They showed up for things they said would show up and not for other things, and I think that would have gone a long way toward normalizing their return to these shores,” he says.

“I don’t think in a few years it won’t even be newsworthy if they just come back for something.”

Plus, our panel looks at all the other big stories of the past few days, from Lilibet’s first birthday party to Prince Andrew’s absence from the celebrations.

And we take a look at some of our favorite moments from an unforgettable Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Royal correspondent and author Victoria Murphy tells the program she

Royal correspondent and author Victoria Murphy tells the program she is ‘certain’ that the floor plan would have been ‘predetermined’

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