It turns out that the Windsors didn’t even invite the Sussexes to Balmoral, shock

Last weekend, Becky English at the Mail had a story about the Windsors trudging up to Balmoral for the summer like always, only this is their “first Balmoral summer” without QEII. QEII passed away at Balmoral on September 8 last year, and she had been at her Scottish castle for the better part of two months at the time of her death. The Windsors are planning to all gather at Balmoral on the somber anniversary. As English wrote last weekend, King Charles has given an “open invitation” to the whole family, including Prince Harry and Meghan, to visit this summer. Charles made a point of not rescinding the open invitation for the Sussexes, although I’m sure that would change if H&M actually showed any interest in going. If they considered stopping in for a few days, I’m sure Charles would call Harry and order him not to bring Meghan. Which is what happened on the day QEII died. Speaking of, Harry and Meghan are “not expected” to attend the anniversary event.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not expected to attend the Royal Family’s commemorations at Balmoral to mark a year since the death of the late Queen, it was reported last night. King Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to mark the poignant one-year anniversary on September 8 at the Scottish estate surrounded by family, among them Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received no ‘outreach’ from senior royals despite their planned appearance in Düsseldorf, Germany the day after the commemoration, where they are due to kick off the Invictus Games, sources have claimed. An insider told the Sun: ‘If they are not included in any of those plans they will find a way to mark the significance in their own way.’

Relations between Charles and Harry are thought to still not be good after the Duke launched a string of attacks on the Royal Family with his bombshell memoir Spare and a flurry of media interviews to promote the book. It is believed that contact between Prince William and his brother is non-existent and there doesn’t seem to be a reconciliation in the offing any time soon.

‘You can read the room on that as to where things are [between them],’ says a source.

Among the extended Windsor clan who are due to stay at Balmoral this year, however, are the Prince and Princess of Wales with George, Charlotte and Louis; the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and their teenage children, Louise and James; Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, along with her son Peter Phillips and daughter Zara Tindall, both with their broods; and Charles’s cousin, Lady Sarah Chatto.

The beleaguered Duke of York will also be spending time up there with his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, and their young families. There had been some question over whether Andrew might join the family gathering at all following the late Queen’s estate.

‘There are a large number of properties around the estate so not everyone needs to stay at Balmoral Castle itself,’ one insider has remarked, adding tactfully that they don’t even have to bump into each other if they don’t want to.

[From The Daily Mail]

The absolute state of this projection and framing. In spite of Becky English’s breathless reporting last weekend that Harry and Meghan have an open invitation to Balmoral, Harry’s dogsh-t father has not actually reached out to Harry whatsoever, and the Sussexes have not received an invite to Balmoral, nor were they invited to the commemoration event. The Mail wants you to believe that Harry and Meghan are snubbing the memory of QEII, when the Windsors have once again made a point of snubbing them. Still, I doubt it matters – H&M would have always avoided this gathering like the plague. The last time they were both in the UK, they were held hostage by the family for two f–king weeks. God knows what would happen if they actually turned up in Scotland on September 8th.

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  1. Brassy Rebel says:

    That whole mess around the funeral, the way his father repeatedly humiliated Harry and the order for Meghan to stay away from Balmoral on the day of the queen’s death, seems like it happened at least a century ago. Cannot believe it’s only been a year. I’m glad they don’t have to go through that again.

    • Taytanish says:

      Exactly. All in the rear view now, done. And the Windsors still smell and look musty. They have absolutely NOTHING to hold over 3 American citizens and an “almost” American man; the father of 2 American biracial children and husband of an American biracial woman, ha ha ha ha ha ha🤣🤣 💃🏿💃🏿. Yeah, please y’all choke on that y’all witches. The Sussexes will go to Dusseldorf and will be in the limelight all the Windsors are wanting for themselves but can’t really have, ha ha ha ha ha ha🤣 🤣💃🏿💃🏿!!! Chock y’all bitches.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles is unspeakable to use the occasion of his mother’s death to ban Meghan from coming.

    • TheFarmer'sWife says:

      I’d like to read this around late August: “A bouquet of yellow roses (the Queen’s favourite) laced with sprigs of white heather was placed on the deceased monarch’s burial place in Windsor by the Duke and Duchess of Sussexful. The pair were seen leaving the private chapel with their children, Prince Archie Harrison and Princess Lilibet Diana. The Duke’s estranged, spiteful, trashy, cheater-filled, grifting family was in Scotland on their annual taxpayer-funded months-long summer vacation. The Sussexfuls were obviously avoiding the royal family by coming to Windsor but have now managed to steal the spotlight from the cosplaying monarch and what he thinks Scottish people dressed like in 1889. The Duchess’s casually elegant style was, as always, a head-turner. Dressed in a knee-length sombre grey linen dress, the Duchess wore her hair pulled back with large black sunglasses, simple black jet stud earrings and her deceased mother-in-law’s watch. The Duke wore a light blue blazer, navy trousers, a white shirt, and very expensive-looking Italian-made shoes. Archie wore blue shorts and a white polo, while his little sister wore a white eyelet dress reportedly from Versace’s children’s line, not due out until 2024. After the jealous and immature 73-year-old king stole the home the queen had gifted the couple, it’s rumoured the family are staying with incredibly loyal and enormously wealthy friends for a brief holiday before leaving for a visit to the Duke’s African charity.”

      • KimmyChoo says:

        *chef’s kiss*

        I bet $20 some hack from the tabloids will copy/pasta this for future reference

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        @ thefarmer’swife: this is so perfect! I hope H&M do this. It would throw major shade because it’s so much more appropriate than hanging out on vacation at Balmoral to honor the queen.

        Also, “what he thinks Scottish people dressed like in 1889”. 😆😆😆

  2. Welp the he was invited he wasn’t invited continues on. Next up Chuckles is hurt that he won’t be seeing the grandkids followed by now he doesn’t care that they aren’t coming. They are so predictable. Harry has a JOB and can’t/won’t cater to their foolishness

    • Polo says:

      Absolutely it’s so exhausting!!
      They’ll never get tired of printing the same crap and watch them being extremely petty the day before Invictus starts. Ugh just evil people

    • Tessa says:

      He is attentive to his wife’s grandchildren. Camilla s ex daughter in law talked of a letter from Charles about what her daughter Lola wanted for her birthday. But does not bother with two of his grandchildren

  3. Eurydice says:

    Lol, “read the room” like it takes psychic powers to know that it’s over between the Windsors and Susssexes.

  4. Maxine Branch says:

    I wonder when will the gutter press there accept the Sussexes have move on. Even if they were invited, I doubt they would even attend this nonsense., Meghan has no family in the UK. Her only connection now to Harry’s birth family is she married him. All the fan fiction does to me is make his birth family look foolish. Why would anyone want to leave California if they had a choice to go stay in a funky old castle surrounded by thieves and wannabe’s.

  5. Jegede says:

    Meghan didn’t bother with the Coronation.

    And going by this week’s People Mag, the Windsors are FIRMLY in her rear view window.

    I really, really, doubt she cares.🙄

    **As this is The Scum the BS probability is also quite high!😏

  6. PrincessOfWaffles says:

    Groundhog day repeating for every event. Meghan and Harry are not expecting invitations. I think we also all know Harry’s family don’t want them there. Surprise, they hate each other and are estranged.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I maintain that the open invitation that was in place when the Queen was alive no longer exists under Charles’ reign. He was never going to invite them to Balmoral and so somebody lied to Becky English. I don’t think Harry and Meghan would have accepted the invitation anyway. As Kaiser pointed out yesterday, Harry rarely visited Balmoral when he was adult and I don’t think that would’ve changed with Charles as King.

  8. Why would they have an open invite to a place where they were told that Meghan was not wanted because she was not “family”?

    • Amy Bee says:

      Exactly. Becky English was given a fake story.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s what I don’t get. Why would they go? What makes that writer think they’d be invited this year? Meghan was specifically NOT invited last year & Harry had to find his own way up. Would anybody in a similar position consider going when you were treated so abominably just the year before?

  9. Scooby Gang says:

    I’m sure Meghan is crying into her birthday cake. 😉

  10. Becks1 says:

    I mean, as a purely practical matter – if the IG start on September 9, then in all likelihood Harry will be there a day or two before for last minute details, time zone adjustment, etc. He’s not going to arrive 5 minutes before the opening ceremonies. Technically could he fly from Germany to the UK for a day for this commemoration? I guess, but that seems like a lot of flying from Dusseldorf to Balmoral (how long would that be anyway?) and I just don’t think he feels he has to engage in this performative mourning with his “family.” And that’s even if he was invited.

    I honestly dont see Harry and Meghan going to Balmoral any time soon, and that’s not even taking into account the relations with the royals. We know Harry avoided Balmoral as an adult bc of his mother’s death, and it doesn’t sound like the experience with his grandmother’s death was great either, so I’m sure that’s a place he associates with trauma and grief. Yay a great vacation spot.

    then factor in the Windsors themselves – of course they aren’t going. And again, that’s even if they were invited. I don’t think they were but I don’t think it matters bc I don’t think they would go anyway.

    • Nic919 says:

      Harry and Meghan don’t need to go commemorate with a family that treats them like dirt. Charles was awful, but Kate also was super witch during the events and neither H or M need the hassle.

      I also don’t think Meghan will even be heading over to Europe until later in the Games.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, its one thing to have a parent you dont get along with but you want to see your brother or cousin or whoever, or any combination (i.e. dont get along with the brother but want to see your father.) Here, there are just too many toxic family members. Who would want to spend time with that group??

  11. YeahRight says:

    Harry didn’t go to Balmoral as an adult when Liz was alive also it hold bad memories for him that was where he found out about his mother’s death.
    Meghan doesn’t care to be around those people and she’s not going to subject her children to the BS she had to go through. I’m happy they are no longer faking like the Sussexes are always welcome when we all know that’s not true.

  12. Brit says:

    I think the press knew they weren’t coming. The press benefits from the chaos of this family fallout but you can tell they have buyers remorse and are desperate. They struck gold when Meghan joined the family but then they picked the wrong team and are losing money and clicks because the hate is getting played out and the other royals are boring. I think reality has hit for some of these people, not all but some.

  13. TurbanMa says:

    For those who read Spare. One of the first scenes when King Charles and Prince William confront Harry in the graveyard near where he believes he has a designated burial plot!!!!! He doesn’t say it then (I haven’t finished the book yet) and I haven’t seen others mention it but it seemed like a very thinly veiled threat to me! What are the undertones… we will put you in your grave. Horrible family.

    • Wannabefarmer says:

      They can save that burial spot for someone else, H wont be using it; after a long, healthy and happy life, he will be buried where his wife and children live.

    • Nic919 says:

      This is a family that obsesses over death in general. But also once Diana died, it sort of raises the issue of where her kids would be buried.

  14. Chantal says:

    H&M aren’t expected to attend but the RRs are really wishing they would. C-Rex and most of the racist Windsor Clan couldn’t even control their malevolence towards the Sussexes during the mourning period when cameras were all around them. I think the abuse they would heap on the Sussexes should they attend would be 10 times worse. Plus the constant physical danger to them as well. Why would they want to endure that level of abuse?

    I think the Windsors will receive some type of small limited media coverage on the anniversary of QEII’s death but once Invictus begins, most coverage will shift to the Sussexes aka the moneymakers. And we’ll be able to hear the tantrums from Salt Island even in the U.S..

    • Brit says:

      The newspapers have buyers remorse like crazy. When Meghan didn’t go to the coronation and Harry left with a hanger in his hand immediately after, it should’ve let them know. The Sussexes on UK soil will be a rare occasion. That’s why they won’t let them go because the press need conflict and family drama.

  15. aquarius64 says:

    Becky English is p.o.’d on this story because she now has egg on her face. But at this point the Sussexes don’t care. They are moving on and the cheap shots like this make the Windsors look like they are still holding a grudge and stuck on the hamster wheel of resentment.

  16. Wannabefarmer says:

    Clearly, the people who read these stories are dafter than english brushes. Why, given the current situation and the past history of treatment of Meghan and Harry, would they turn up at Balmoral? I mean seriously, are people really that incapable of commonsense. Worse, his gran is not there, which is the ONLY reason he would go. H&M will probably secretly pop by his grandmother’s grave to lay a wreath or something and no one will know. They will hear about it long after he’s back home. At least I hope that’s what happens.

  17. MsIam says:

    I wonder if only Harry is going? That could be why Meghan is coming to IG mid week? If there is actually going to be a ceremony marking his grandmother’s death, I could see him going, but Meghan would avoid that like the plague. I doubt she would ever want to be around those people again, short of Charles’ funeral.

    • Nic919 says:

      I could see him going if there is a specific service and yes I do think it’s part of why Meghan is staying with the kids a bit longer. She doesn’t need to deal with those vultures. Everytime she’s in a church Kate acts like a psycho anyway.

    • Tessa says:

      I doubt harry is going. He probably wants not to have to deal with wills behavior and peacemaker keen.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Harry didn’t go to his grandfather’s memorial, I doubt he’s going to this one. He knows why the Royal Family has these events, it’s to keep the press happy.

    • Nerd says:

      We have no idea when Meghan will be at IG. We only know she will participate in the closing ceremony. That doesn’t mean she won’t be at the opening ceremony or other events.

  18. Mary Pester says:

    Charlie, GET OVER YOURSELF. Your a grown ass msn, acting like a petulant 2 year old, just like your incandescent son
    YOU CHOSE to treat Harry like sht, just like YOU chose to let fake stories go unchecked, YOU CHOSE to let the harridan you are married to, to plant stories with her sick little media mates, YOU CHOSE to let your plastic daughter in law to lie through her botoxed lips, YOU CHOSE to let the rage monster get away with assaulting his brother. YOU CHOSE to ignore your late mother’s wishes about security for your son and his family, so Charlie, GO SWIVEL ON YOUR THRONE. You have no redeeming features as a father or grandfather, it’s all show
    So Harry owes you NOTHING, even with your sausage fingers you know how to work a phone, and could have called him at any time
    Now Harry is living his life on his terms and YOU have no control over it
    So Harry will be busy with invictus, helping veterans live their best life, so sorry Charlie boy, your way down on his priorities, BUT he will remember his grandmother, who he loved and loved him back, in his own way, without the need like you, to brief the press on your big show

    • Lady D says:

      Think the stressed Queen knew Charles wasn’t going to follow her wishes? She was probably desperate near the end, realizing that prioritizing one child over another for a lifetime has led to the child she loves most bankrupt and at the mercy of the child she disdained and abandoned. (look at me hoping for karma, what a silly girl I am) Would Charles know if the corrupt deviant received a multi-million dollar gift from mommy? It might be why he’s saying there’s no money for Andrew.
      Be well Mary P. I hope today is a good one for you.

    • Jaded says:

      Exactly @Mary Pester. Harry and Meghan will show their love and respect to TQ in their own special way, they don’t need to immerse themselves into that scum-laden BRF pond to do so. I doubt Chunk and Peg will even give the IG English team members a word of praise or acknowledgement, that’s how ugly and spiteful they are.

      Hope you’re having a good day and keep those great comments coming!

      • Mary Pester says:

        @JADED your so right if you have to put on the BIG show like Charlie boy is then the sentiment is not genuine, whereas Harry and Megan have always spoken with love and respect about the Queen (and only when asked a specific question)
        They will both honour the Queen on the same loving, respectful way thanks for your good wishes lovey x

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Mry Pester, why do I think that KFC if he read your comment, would be proud of himself? He knows what he’s done and doing and he’s just fine with that. I keep looking for redeeming qualities, but I’m not finding them.

      I’ve been keeping an eye on the IG US and 2023 accounts. They’re really pumped and I hope that we in the US will be able to see some of it. Does anyone know how and where we can watch?

      ” GO SWIVEL ON YOUR THRONE. You have no redeeming features as a father or grandfather, it’s all show.” You might just have given him an idea for a throne that swivels! That would be hilarious.

      You comments always make me smile or laugh. Take good care of yourself.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @saucy&sassy, he has no redeeming qualities, he is a thoroughly selfish man, and I do hope he shows the veterans the respect they deserve by wishing them luck, but I doubt he will. They won’t care though, because our ginger prince will be right there, doing what he always does, supporting all veterans worldwide

  19. Tessa says:

    Charles had Camilla grandsons on the balcony shows his mindset.

  20. Amy Bee says:

    Look out for the British press attacking Harry for not attending the special commemoration.

  21. L4Frimaire says:

    It really is undignified and petty the way the royal family use every so-called solemn royal occasion to dunk on the Sussexes. Either invite them or don’t, but no need to constantly leak BS stories about how they’re snubbed, etc. It’s disgusting. They make everything about the Sussexes then act resentful and nasty and accuse them of overshadowing the event if the Sussexes go about their business.

  22. Peanut Butter says:

    I’ve always appreciated the qualities of warmth and graciousness, and years of observing the BRF has made me appreciate the value of those qualities even more. Diana exuded tremendous warmth and graciousness, and Harry and Meghan have repeatedly demonstrated them. It seems situational with Charles; while he can be very engaged and engaging, he can really show his coldness and snobbery, too. But what I find really fascinating is how utterly devoid of — and threatened by — these qualities Camilla, Kate, and William are.

  23. Nerd says:

    Balmoral is the place where his coldly unattached father told him of his mother’s death and left a young 12 year old Harry to process and cope solely by himself for hours. It is the same place where that same cold unloving father refused to allow Harry’s wife to accompany him to be the source of comfort and support he needed once again for another mother figure he loved dearly. It is the same place where his equally cold and unloving brother purposely prevented him from reaching on time to say goodbye to his beloved grandmother and Queen, by leaving him without the same transportation as Will and other royals. There is no reason for such cruelty, especially if all you have done is defend yourself, your wife and your children from seeds of hate and ignorance. The cruelty he has experienced at the hands of his family associated with Balmoral makes Balmoral sound like a very cold and unwelcoming place, especially since the Queen’s death.

  24. Well Wisher says:

    I read this item in the mirror, which claimed the Sun as its source..
    After traversing the gossip item, I checked the Fail, it was just posted with no comments.

    This arc shows clearly how it was reported, this is not mere speculation from the loathsome media, it was a leak..

    I am convinced that the Sussexes’ have a solid marriage with their wealth in tact. They have all the flaws of the human condition so I do not expect that things will be perfect at all times.

    Happy marriages are excruciatingly boring to write about,whilst that is beside the point, they will find a way to celebrate the anniversary of their Grandmother’s passing..

    Bishop Curry was prophetic…..

  25. Well Wisher says:

    I hope Meghan’s Birthday is filled with quiet joy and laughter….
    May that extend to the entire year, decade and forward…

    Godspeed..May she escape the symptoms of Envy as a disease…

  26. Renae says:

    How many “commemorations” of a dead 90+ yr old are they going to have? To my mind, its ridiculous.

  27. QuiteContrary says:

    Look at Kate’s power stance in that bottom photo — she’s all aggression and hostility. I wouldn’t want Meghan within a thousand miles of Kate and the other Windsors.

    Harry and Meghan can plant a tree on their Montecito grounds as a place to remember the queen. Then shelter under that tree as they deserve. (Maybe they already have.)

  28. Lily says:

    I guess either the royals want Harry and Meghan to be blamed for not attending the memorial by saying they have an invitation when they don’t or the press misses being able to whip up will they or won’t they frenzy for clicks.

    That’s all that I have on this subject.

  29. tamsin says:

    The image of Meghan’s curtsy in front of the casket stays in my mind. It is clear from all the photos that both Harry and Meghan are deeply saddened by the late Queen’s passing. Also, apparently there will be no memorial for the Queen, as Charles apparently is spending the day privately, as the Queen always spent her accession day privately. This whole memorial thing is something drummed up to give the RR something to write about. I think the late Queen’s actual funeral was the tribute that she deserved and gave her every honour due to a dutiful monarch. The nation has mourned. Mourning the death of a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother should be a private thing.
    What would have been Elizabeth’s hundredth birthday might be an appropriate time to make some kind of tribute. Meanwhile, “the king is dead, long live the king” is what monarchies are supposed to live by. This whole issue of a memorial would not even be a thing if not for the pettiness and inadequacies of the current Windsors.