Lorraine Kelly says Prince Harry should come to the Queen's jubilee

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Lorraine Kelly on her TV show. (ITV)
Lorraine Kelly on her TV show. (ITV)

Lorraine Kelly has said that Prince Harry should attend the Queen's platinum jubilee celebration next month.

Among the events due to take place between 2-5 June are a live concert from Buckingham Palace and a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

While Harry has yet to confirm whether he will be attending the weekend celebrations, he has previously pledged to play polo fixtures in California on the same dates.

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Kelly addressed the prospect of Harry missing the jubilee celebrations of his grandmother who has reigned as Queen since 1952.

Kelly said: "It’s a niche sport. I don’t think anybody would be upset if he missed [the tournament] for such a huge occasion as this jubilee, surely."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09:  Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry at the Trooping The Colour 2018. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

She added: "Its that iconic balcony photograph, that’s what [the Royal Family] want, I guess. Prince Harry should come."

Kelly has previously addressed Harry missing Prince Philip's funeral to attend the Invictus Games: "It’s really a shame that he can’t be there with his family because I think that would build bridges so, so much."

George Ezra has been confirmed to perform at the Platinum Party concert that is due to take place at Buckingham Palace on 4 June and be broadcast on the BBC.

WOKINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex play during The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex play during The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, 2019. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

No other names for the concert have yet been announced but the BBC have promised the line-up will feature "pop stars to rock royalty to opera singers".

A statement from the broadcaster also said the show will feature "stars from film, TV and the stage will also tell the story and celebrate some of the most significant cultural moments from the Queen's reign".

Five thousand pairs of tickets will be available via a ballot with additional tickets to be made available for various charities.

To celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee ten years ago, stars such as Robbie Williams, Brian May and Elton John performed.

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