Prince Harry Unlikely to Join Royals to Mark Queen’s Death

The royal household continues to be fine-tuning their plans to commemorate the September anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s dying, however royal professional Gareth Russell can’t think about Prince Harry shall be a part of the event.

“We don’t know if the invitation was despatched out. I might be fairly stunned if [Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle] would’ve accepted it,” Russell solely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, August 10, whereas selling his new e-book THE PALACE: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of British Historical past at Hampton Courtroom. “We all know that that they had declined the invitation [to visit] when Elizabeth was nonetheless alive. So, I can’t think about them saying sure to an invite now for no different motive than nothing actually has modified within the dynamic on this household.”

The creator added: “Prince Harry allegedly nonetheless needs and expects a full apology [and] ‘Recollections could range,’ continues to be the royal’s perspective on issues as a lot as we will inform. So no, I suppose we’ll discover out come what may sometime, whether or not they have been invited, however I might be surprised if that they had mentioned sure and went to it.”

A supply beforehand advised Us on Wednesday, August 9, that King Charles III and Prince William have been nonetheless planning how they’ll mark the anniversary of Her Majesty’s dying. “The injuries nonetheless really feel contemporary and it’s been exhausting for them to discover a approach for a celebration that may match the gravitas the queen exuded,” the insider mentioned. “On September 8 there shall be some acknowledgment or occasion, [but] the small print are nonetheless being ironed out.”

The supply added that Charles, 74, would seemingly “replicate in solitude” with spouse Queen Camilla, and that, if there was an official occasion, Harry, 38, and Meghan, 42, have been unlikely to attend.

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Buckingham Palace introduced in September 2022 that the late queen had died on the age of 96. Following a mourning interval throughout the UK, the royals got here collectively for her state funeral later that month. Charles, who assumed the throne instantly after Elizabeth’s dying, was joined on the service by his three siblings: Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The king’s two sons — William, 41, and Harry — each attended and even walked side-by-side within the official funeral procession. Charles’ two kids with late ex-wife Princess Diana have been at odds since 2020, shortly earlier than Harry and Meghan selected to take a step again from their duties as senior royals.

Harry and Meghan have since detailed their royal drama of their self-titled Netflix docuseries and the duke’s Spare memoir. Harry’s e-book, which was revealed in January, featured a number of bombshell allegations about Charles, Camilla, William and Princess Kate.

Whereas the royals haven’t publicly addressed any of the allegations, a second supply solely advised Us in January that the Agency’s relationship with Harry has been “torn to shreds.”

“I don’t suppose we’ll see quite a lot of interplay between the Sussexes and the remainder of the royal household for fairly a while,” Russell famous on Thursday. “I can’t consider a extremely massive royal occasion that’s developing within the subsequent couple of years. There’s clearly no coronation, no wedding ceremony — so far as we all know — [and] no christenings. Even these actually massive occasions weren’t sufficient to utterly reunite the household. We didn’t see all the Sussexes on the coronation.”

Whereas Harry attended his father’s crowning ceremony in Might, Meghan and their two kids — Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2 — stayed residence to have a good time Archie’s birthday. Harry even left the coronation, which fell on Archie’s massive day, shortly after the ceremony ended.

“The following time we see all of them collectively could possibly be when there’s a massive try at a profitable bridge constructing, or actually sadly, the subsequent time we might see all of them collectively is one other funeral,” Russell added.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi