Sad theory emerges on why Meghan Markle didn't travel to Balmoral

While the royal family, including Prince Harry, rushed to be by the Queen's side before her death, Meghan Markle did not join her husband.

Although Prince Harry is in the UK, he missed seeing Queen Elizabeth II one last time before she died, and photos taken of him in a car showed him with a sombre expression as he mourned the news.

He travelled separately to other family members, with Prince William arriving with Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who took a flight to Aberdeen airport together.

Meghan Markle, however, was nowhere to be seen, and a royal expert claims the Duchess was not invited to join the family.

Meghan Markle looking sombre in a navy blue suit.
Meghan Markle was reportedly not invited to join the royal family when the Queen's death was announced. Source: Getty

“But Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was not, we understand, invited to join the family," expert Katie Nicholl told ET.

"She has said she will go to Balmoral another time. But I think it is quite significant that Prince Harry travelled to Balmoral on his own without his wife."

Kate Middleton did not travel to the Queen's bedside with Prince William as she was seen at Windsor picking her children up from school.


There has been a lot of controversy of late surrounding the royal family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Tensions have been brewing between Prince Harry and Prince William, with a new documentary airing a bitter phone call between the brothers.

Red Line: William and Harry, the Enemy Brothers alleges the Duke of Sussex slammed the phone down during the call after William attempted to address concerns his wife Meghan Markle was bullying staff members during her time at Kensington Palace.

Prince William and Prince Harry walk through a garden.
Tensions have been brewing between Prince William and Prince Harry. Source: Getty

The Times previously reported that the Duchess of Sussex had made royal staffers cry and revealed that a bullying complaint had been laid against Meghan. The publication alleged that a royal aide told a colleague, “I can’t stop shaking,” while waiting for the Duchess to confront them.

Another aide added that Meghan had “humiliated” them, while a third told The Times that it felt more like “emotional cruelty and manipulation”.

Meghan’s spokesperson shot the bullying claims down last year, saying the Duchess was “saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself".

The French documentary also claims Harry defended his wife and was furious with William for addressing his concerns, and alleges the brutal end to the phone call led to William feeling rejected.

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