Royal fans have said the Buckingham Palace balcony "should be reserved for working royals" following reports that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could come to Trooping of the Colour next year.

The event is known for the balcony moment but it is uncertain whether the Sussexes would feature in the iconic scene next year.

It comes following reports that Archie and his baby sister Lilibet could make their Buckingham Palace balcony debuts on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be planning a visit to the UK to attend his grandmother's celebrations at the beginning of June 2022, with recent reports saying Her Maj has invited the Sussexes along for the party.

A source speaking to The Mail on Sunday said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited and I'm sure the Queen is very much looking forward to seeing them there.

"The balcony moment will be decided much nearer the time but there's a limit to how many family members should be on it, and I would have thought that working Royals who contribute to the family would be higher on the list than the Sussexes."

Fans seemed to agree with the sentiment and many appeared to suggest the Sussexes shouldn't take part.

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: "The balcony appearance should be reserved for working royals only. Why afford the Markles the opportunity when they have betrayed the institution itself?"

Another wrote: "I expect them to be there as the queen will want her whole family there but they should absolutely not be given any of the top seats or be on the balcony.

"This is what they wanted. Not to do the work but do the global events. After what they have said they shouldn't be allowed ever."

But another fan pointed out: "If it was for working royals only then that would mean no Prince Andrew, Prince Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zara, Peter, the cousins, nieces and nephews and grandchildren on the Queen.

"The only working royals are the Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne and Wessexes."

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Should the couple attend the event, it would be the first time both Meghan and Prince Harry have met the Royal Family together since the bombshell Oprah interview and Harry’s The Me You Can't See series on Apple TV.

The palace has announced plans to mark the monarch's 70 years on the throne, including an extended Bank Holiday for workers.

The Queen's birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, where the Royal Family gathers on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the RAF fly-past will be among celebrations.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been seen on the balcony at previous official events, with brother Prince Louis making his debut at the age of 2019.

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The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, at the beginning of June and the family are rumoured to be planning to travel back to the UK next year to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.

Princess Eugenie's son and Princess Beatrice's boy or girl could also join their family at the popular event next year and follow a long line of little Royals to appear on the balcony.

Harry and Meghan's son Archie will turn three before the Jubilee and there are rumours he could be among members of the Royal Family when Trooping the Colour takes place on June 2.

The Daily Star has approached the Sussexes' Archewell representative for comment.

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