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Prince William and Kate today said they were 'looking forward to celebrating' the Queen's Platinum Jubilee ahead their first official joint engagement together with Harry and Meghan in two years at Trooping the Colour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a tweet on their official account this morning: 'We're looking forward to celebrating and seeing how you're joining us in marking this #PlatinumJubilee weekend.'
It comes ahead of a gripping - and highly public - family reunion in front of a watching audience of millions, with the Duke and  expected to be there along three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, nearly one. 
The children are likely to meet their cousins , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at long last.

Lilibet has never been introduced to her royal relatives, while Archie has not been in the UK since he was six months old.
But there is no invitation for the shamed Duke of York even in a private capacity, showing just how far the Queen's son has fallen from grace. The Queen's Birthday Parade at Horse Guards in London is the first official Platinum Jubilee event of the bank holiday weekend, and the most widely attended by the Windsors.
Many had thought Her Majesty's appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the traditional post-parade flypast would be the most keenly anticipated moment of the day.

But it is likely all eyes will, in fact, be on the family reunion playing out 50 yards down the road instead.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited by the Queen to join family members watching the spectacular military event from the Major General's Office overlooking the Whitehall parade ground.

The room - once used by the Duke of Wellington - spreads out over the entrance to Horse Guards. It is where dignitaries traditionally watch from if they are not involved in the parade proceedings.
The group will not include the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge or the Princess Royal.

Her Majesty will remain at Buckingham Palace where she will take the returning cavalry's salute from the balcony there. 
Charles will be taking the salute as the Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards is trooped and inspect the Troops of the Household Division on the monarch's behalf.
He will be joined by his elder son and sister, with all three on horseback.
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and many other royals will travel to Horse Guards Parade from the palace in carriages.

They will then disembark and watch the rest of the event from the Major General's Office alongside Harry and jeepininmidwest.com Meghan, who will arrive by car.
The large royal party will also include all grandchildren of the Queen and their spouses.
As well as the Sussexes there will be Princess Beatrice and her husband Edo, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack and Anne's children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and their families. 
Meghan will not have seen any of the family since she and her husband acrimoniously quit as working royals and moved to North America in early 2020, while the prince only saw them very briefly at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral last year.
The last public occasion the Sussexes attended together in the UK was the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 when the atmosphere could not have been more awkward.

William and Kate virtually blanked Harry and Meghan that day, leaving Prince Edward and Sophie to try to keep the peace.
Fortunately William, who has been most deeply affected by his brother's actions and has struggled to hide his hurt, will not be forced to greet the couple in public.
And Kate proved to be an admirable peacemaker when she made a point of breaking the ice and speaking to Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.
Harry and Meghan are staying with their children at their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.

They had always been expected to join the congregation for tomorrow's service of thanksgiving for the Queen's 70-year reign at St Paul's Cathedral, but their participation with Trooping is seen as an additional olive branch from Her Majesty.
As Britain prepares for the Platinum Jubilee weekend:
Plucky Brits vow to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee with street parties, four days of celebrations and miles of bunting despite councils, a gloomy forecast and advice to party indoors threatening to dampen the mood; Security experts said Harry and Meghan may hold up inside Frogmore Cottage over the bank holiday and only leave to attend two Jubilee events because they are being denied VIP 24/7 armed protection from UK police;The Queen was caught in mid-air drama as a thunderstorm forced her private jet to abort its landing in London and circle over the capital for 15 minutes on Tuesday;Princess Eugenie paid a moving personal tribute to her 'grannie' the Queen on the eve of the monarch's historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations;Yesterday, t sent a car and a security detail to collect Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lilibet after their private jet landed in the UK from , ahead of her celebrations.
In the latest sign that hostilities between The Firm and the Sussexes are thawing, Her Majesty's Land Rover greeted the family and their children at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire before taking them to Frogmore Cottage.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said in a tweet on their official account this morning: 'We're looking forward to celebrating and seeing how you're joining us in marking this #PlatinumJubilee weekend'
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured with son Archie, three, and daughter Lilibet, who will turn one this weekend
The Queen has thanked the nation on the eve of her historic Platinum Jubilee, saying she continues to be inspired by the goodwill shown to her - while an official portrait of Her Majesty has also been unveiled to mark the start of the celebrations
Harry and Meghan will watch today from the Major General's Office, circled, overlooking Horse Guards Parade in London
People gather along The Mall for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London this morning
Royal fans sing the national anthem as they gather along the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace in London this morning
Royal fans share a laugh as they gather along The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace in London this morning
A police officer walks down The Mall as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin in London this morning

The Sussexes left Santa Barbara airport with their children Archie and Lilibet, and their arrival marks Lilibet's first time in the country, ahead of today's Trooping the Colour — the first of the  events. 
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For Lilibet - who turns one on Saturday - it will be the first time she has met her great-grandmother. Their arrival comes just months after Harry claimed he was 'unable to return home' because is too dangerous.
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