The good news was short-lived. While the arrival of Meghan Markle in London was announced for the 60th anniversary of Lady Diana, it is finally nothing. And this is why she does not accompany Prince Harry for this tribute so expected.
The last time Prince Harry went to England was for the funeral of Prince Philip. The Duke of Sussex was there alone, Meghan Markle, pregnant, having been advised by her doctors not to travel. And while RadarOnline announced on June 16 that this time the American actress would be at the side of Prince Harry for his return to London, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his late mother Diana, it is not so. According to information from Hello, it is surely her recent delivery that prevents Meghan Markle to attend this tribute.
On June 4, the former star of Suits gave birth to a little Lilibet Diana. And the statue in honor of Lady Diana will be unveiled on July 1st. The daughter of the Sussexes will not yet be one month old and doctors probably think that it is still too early for Meghan Markle to travel. However, the Duchess of Sussex would really not want her husband to be alone with the royal family again, according to RadarOnline sources. During his last visit to the UK, tensions were still high and the younger brother of Prince William had felt somewhat rejected.
A private lunch with Elizabeth II
But already, the reconciliation between the two clans seems to be on track. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have notably softened the situation by introducing their little Lilibet Diana to her great-grandmother Elizabeth II at birth, via a video call. The monarch is also said to have planned a private lunch with her grandson at Windsor Palace upon his return to England. Their first interview since the Megxit, now more than a year ago. The funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh would thus have begun to bring the royal family and the Sussexes closer and this tribute to the princess of hearts could be a new key moment. With or without Meghan.
Lilibet Diana : Archie’s little sister is not about to see the UK !
It is possible that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s little girl, Lilibet Diana, may not come to the UK until Christmas or even Trooping the Colour 2022. That is, the royal family will meet this new little being for the first time in about six months, dashing any hopes of a christening with her relatives.
Another news that will not delight the Crown. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their second child and first granddaughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor to their family less than two weeks ago. She is the first of Elizabeth II’s great-grandchildren to be born abroad as the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her in California at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Since her birth, there has been much speculation about the return of the little family to the United Kingdom for the christening of Lilibet Diana. But according to information from the Express, this seems unlikely.
First, the coronavirus pandemic has made international travel very difficult. And secondly, the conflicts between the royals do not make it easy to make a courtesy call without first trying to mitigate them. This means that the royal family will probably have to settle for seeing the new family member via video exchanges. But also, his non-appearance in the United Kingdom will not allow his christening. A blow for the Queen, who is the head of the Church of England and a deeply devout Christian in her personal life.
According to the royal editor of the Daily Mirror, Russel Myers, Lilibet Diana is not ready to visit her entourage. Perhaps at Christmas or even during Trooping the Colour in June next year. He also suggested that the royal family might head to California for a sunny holiday season at the sprawling Sussex mansion. But it is hard to imagine Her Majesty breaking the long-standing tradition of celebrating Christmas at Sandringham. We’ll have to wait 6 months before knowing.
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I love prince Harry and Meghan. They can do no wrong in my book. I sure hope everyone stops picking on them. They deserve to be happy !!!
I feel the same as you. They are doing their own thing….as everyone should. Many blessings to them!
I too love Prince Harry and Meghan. I wish them great success in every aspect.