Harry and Meghan ‘too busy’ in LA to see Queen at Balmoral in summer – expert

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to spend summer with the Queen at Balmoral to avoid a “thorny” discussion about the prince’s memoir, a royal commentator has claimed.

Harry and Meghan have been enjoying the start of summer in LA since returning from their Jubilee visit, with the Duchess recently spotted at a 4th July celebration with her son Archie.

This follows a fleeting visit to the UK last month for the Queen’s Jubilee, where, amid uncertainty about how much time the couple spent with the monarch, there have been no pictures released of a meeting between Lilibet and her great-grandmother.

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Now, royal commentator Neil Sean has addressed speculation about the Sussexes’ summer plans, and suggested that it was unlikely the couple would be spending time with the Queen at her Scottish royal residence.

“As we told you recently on the show, it looks like they have been offered an invitation, so how’s that going?" he said, in a video on his YouTube channel.

“According to that good source, even the allure of Balmoral with all that wonderful air, highlands, treats, and of course spending time with the world’s most interesting woman (in my opinion), seemingly they are too busy," he suggested.

“It looks like Harry and Meghan will have to politely decline the invitation to go to Balmoral to spend some time with our gracious monarch.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had a reportedly fractious relationship with the royals since their departure for the US in early 2020.

And, Neil claimed that royal fears had been stoked by Harry’s announcement that he would be releasing a book detailing his life as a royal later this year.

“According to that source, the real reason is that as we know, Prince Harry is gearing up to release his tell-all book in the Autumn,” he explained.

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“This could prove really tricky and thorny couldn’t it? Because I’m sure that would be brought up as a topic, rightly so.

“And if of course you’re sitting opposite your grandmother and you have to explain exactly what you’re planning to do, or what you’re planning to say then it creates a very thorny situation.

“So of course Harry and Meghan have decided that the easy way out of this is to sadly not attend.”


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