Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not visit the British Queen Elizabeth II for Christmas – the first since the death of Prince Philip. According to sources, the couple who left for the United States “turned down an invitation to travel to Sandringham with the rest of the royal family for the holiday season.”
Sources claim that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be returning to the UK for Christmas, despite being invited to join the rest of the royal family in Sandringham.
In the Daily Mail, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who currently live in a $ 14 million mansion in California, is also expected to skip the Queen’s annual Christmas dinner for her large family, which is usually held at Buckingham Palace.
Lunch is slated to take place this year at Windsor Castle as the Queen continues to recover from back problems that led her to miss Sunday’s World Wars Memorial Service.
Harry and Meghan are believed to have turned down the invitation because they want to avoid the inevitable media coverage of their visit to the UK.
A royal source told the press, “The logistics and family planning for Christmas is time consuming, so of course the staff knows Harry and Meghan won’t be coming. If they were going, they would have already informed their family about it. But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without a husband, so one could hope that they would want to be with her. “
Recall that the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, died in April.
The 95-year-old queen has also faced a number of health problems that have recently caused her to miss events and even briefly ended up in the hospital.
Harry and Markle were last in Sandringham at Christmas in 2018, a year before Megxit, as the press dubbed their scandalous break with the royal family.
At Christmas, the Queen at Sandringham is usually joined by Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who accompany her to the church service.
Rumors of the Dukes of Sussex not showing up came after Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance on The Ellen Show in her first major TV interview since her infamous performance on Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry. The Duchess’s reappearance on TV has raised fears that she may be about to make scandalous attacks on the royal family.
Her new appearance on television today came as a shock. It has long been rumored that the Duchess would give her first interview with Ellen after she and Harry emigrated in January 2020. But in the end, the Sussexes chose their Montecito neighbor, Oprah Winfrey.
The program has sparked fears in Buckingham Palace that Meghan may launch a new attack on members of the royal family, whom the Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously accused of being racist towards their son Archie and ignored Meghan’s dire psychological state during her pregnancy and residence in London.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth II was seen standing unaided as she was face to face with an audience at Windsor Castle. The 95-year-old queen was captured during a brief conversation with General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of Defense Staff.
At the same time, Her Majesty, for the first time in 69 years of her reign, was unable to attend the national meeting of the Church of England. Prince Edward, her youngest son, read a speech on behalf of the Queen the other day at a synod of the Church of England. Her statement read: “It is hard to believe that more than 50 years have passed since Prince Philip and I attended the very first meeting of the General Synod. None of us can slow down the passage of time; and while we often focus on everything that has changed over the years, much remains the same, including the gospel of Christ and his teachings. ”