King Charles III has made a significant decision that further distances Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his youngest son and daughter-in-law, from both the British royal family and the hearts of the British people. This latest move adds to the existing rift between them.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be participating in the highly anticipated event. Trooping the Colour Day, a traditional celebration of the sovereign’s birthday in the United Kingdom, is set to take place on Saturday, 17th June. However, King Charles III has chosen not to extend an invitation to his younger son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle, as reported by the Daily Mail. Sources suggest that this decision reflects the state of their relationship.
The 17th of June will mark a historic moment on two fronts. Firstly, it will be the first time that Charles III is celebrated during Trooping the Colour since assuming the throne on 8th September 2022. Secondly, it will be the inaugural occasion when Prince Harry will be absent from the event. Despite existing divisions between the Sussexes and the rest of the British royal family, the late Queen Elizabeth II had invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the celebration in June 2022.
Prince Harry Excluded Despite Being Present in London
In contrast to his younger brother, Prince William is fully engaged in rehearsals as he prepares for the grand Trooping the Colour day. The eldest son of the King of England is scheduled to participate in the traditional military parade that has accompanied this sovereign celebration for over 260 years. Over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians will pay tribute to Charles III alongside Prince William.
Although Prince Harry has not received an invitation, he may be present in London during Trooping the Colour due to his ongoing legal battle with The Daily Mirror media group. This legal dispute requires him to frequently travel between California and the UK. The first trial began on 9th May and is expected to last for seven weeks.
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