The Duke of Sussex could miss the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations after reports that he has pledged to play a full season of polo in California.

It was announced on Wednesday, May 4, that Prince Harry has committed to playing the rest of the 12 goal polo season at Santa Barbara, California with his Los Padres teammates.

After pledging to play the full season, it is expected that Harry, 37, will participate in the Folded Hills Pope Challenge between May 9 to 15, Lisle Nixon Cup from May 20 to 29, as well as the Cheval Athletics USPA Intra-Circuit which runs June 3 to 19.

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His commitment to the tournament could mean that Harry is not planning to attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The jubilee bank holiday begins on Thursday June 2, running to Sunday June 5, with Royal family appearances expected on the Buckingham Palace balcony at either end of the celebration. 

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But the Queen's appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to mark the finale of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations is 'by no means guaranteed', a source has said.

The polo matches in Santa Barbara are played on Friday and Sunday afternoons, The Telegraph reports. It is not known whether Harry has shared his plans with the palace. 

Harry could still return for the Trooping of the Colour on the Thursday, but he has not yet given a public indication that he will do so. 

Trooping the Colour, also known as the Queen’s birthday parade, sees over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians coming together.

The parade begins at the Palace before moving down The Mall towards Horse Guard's Parade, where they will be joined by members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.

The event will conclude with a traditional RAF fly-past, watched by the Queen and members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

It will take place on June 2, just one day prior to Harry’s last polo leg commencing in Montecito.

Prince Harry has previously said he is not able to come back to the UK with his family safely unless there is a change in his security arrangements - but the Sussexes would enjoy full security, along with other Royals, at jubilee events.