London: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not been invited to the reception before Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had earlier received an invitation for the grand event — which is being hosted by King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla for world leaders and foreign royals — that is taking place at Buckingham Palace, leaving them ‘baffled’.
According to the reports, it is unclear why Harry and Meghan were first invited to the event after Royal Family insisted the couple was not expected to attend. Further, sources also revealed that Harry and Meghan appeared “baffled” by the obvious mix.
Prince Harry is the grandson of the late queen Elizabeth and the younger son of her son and the new King Charles III.
Among those attending the grand event in honour of Queen Elizabeth will be US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, who will also attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.
Meanwhile, this is not the only controversy over Sussex and his participation in Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Initially, Prince Harry was not allowed to wear his military uniform for the events of his beloved grandmother’s funeral, which led to the special permission given to former royal Prince Andrew, who was accused of sexual assault.
Eventually, Prince Harry was also given special permission by his father King Charles III to donate his military uniform for the final surveillance of Queen Elizabeth II.
Even in Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin procession, eyebrows were raised when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held hands, in what is said to be a violation of Royal protocol. But factually, they are no longer members of the royal family.