Last week, we devoted a lot of time to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the birth certificate drama. That was the big royal story, and I kind of felt like this other story got buried: Meghan has zero plans to go back to the UK this spring or summer. If Prince Harry does travel to the UK for Trooping the Colour or his grandfather’s 100th birthday, Harry will do so alone, with Meghan and Archie staying in California. The British press was all abuzz with that news two weekends ago, and no one could decide if it was a good or bad thing. It was a good thing because they all hate Meghan, obviously. But it was a bad thing because Meghan is “snubbing” the Windsors and the British press. She said “lol I don’t need you, I never needed you.” Now Omid Scobie has commented about whether or not Meghan’s absence should be seen as a “snub.”
Meghan Markle won’t come to the UK this summer because she ‘doesn’t want to be away from Archie’, the author of her biography Finding Freedom has claimed. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, who is currently living in her $14million mansion in California having stepped back from her royal duties last year, does not plan to accompany Prince Harry, 36, when he visits his family for the first time since Megxit, according to royal insiders.
Omid Scobie said current travel plans were ‘up in the air’ due to the Covid-19 crisis, but that it is ‘easier for the Duke to do the trip solo’. Speaking to Ok! magazine, the royal expert explained: ‘Meghan wouldn’t want to be away from Archie and it would be very tricky to factor a small child into their travels with all the restrictions that could potentially be in place.’
He added that the Duchess would likely catch up with the family virtually, explaining: ‘Archie loves being on Zoom calls with the family and the Queen has been enjoying those throughout lockdown.’
While Meghan could potentially be missing several events in the UK, including the Queen’s birthday and the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue, Omid said the royal would still make an effort with those occasions. He explained: ‘I’m sure Meghan will send the Queen some gorgeous flowers for her birthday and also get Archie to help her with the card.’
His comments come after royal expert Nigel Cawthrone, author of the book Prince Andrew, told FEMAIL the decision not to travel to the UK would be a ‘snub’ from the duchess and would cast a ‘dark shadow’ over the Firm’s summer celebrations. He claimed: ‘If Meghan decided not to attend for no reason it would indeed be a snub to her royal in-laws and mark a nadir in the relations between the royal family and the Sussexes.’
I’m sorry but Scobie is being a shady B and I’m here for it! Meghan will send the Queen flowers on her little struggle birthday!!! That’s what pisses off these people more than anything else – that Meghan has literally no interest in participating in their unhinged carnival anymore. She doesn’t need them. She doesn’t need access to them. She’s not interested in the trappings of royalty. She has her own brand of magic. They can’t stand it. They’re in knots trying to shame her into coming back all while they’re furious that they have no hold on her. And she’s also like “you’re not going to get your hands on my son either.”
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