VF: Prince Harry & Meghan have no plans to go the UK at all this summer

This week, the British media has run dozens, if not hundreds, of stories about “Prince Harry is not attending Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding.” A wedding which is today, by the way. We’ve known since December that Harry would not attend his friend’s wedding. The only “debate” was whether Hugh invited the Sussexes and, if the Sussexes were invited, why they declined. We seriously established this months ago: Hugh invited the Sussexes and Harry declined soon after he received the invitation and he had a friendly phone conversation with Hugh about it. The only one convinced that this is some huge scandal is Prince William, who has spent the past six months making the Duke of Westminster’s wedding all about “egg rage” and “royal drama.” Well, interestingly enough, Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair got an exclusive. According to Nicholl’s sources, Harry did decline the wedding invite because they didn’t want to overshadow Hugh and Olivia’s day, nor did they want to spend one minute in the same space as an angry egg. Not only that, Nicholl got a tip about the Sussexes’ summer plans.

It may be the society event of the year but Prince Harry will not be attending the wedding of his close friend Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, when he marries his fiancée Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral on Friday. Despite conflicting reports, Vanity Fair understands that Harry and Meghan Markle were invited to Friday’s ceremony, but politely declined so as not to overshadow the event or risk any awkward encounters with Prince William, who is an usher and will be bringing his son Prince George as his plus-one.

Grosvenor, who is known as Hughie to friends, is Britain’s youngest billionaire and is close to both William and Harry. He is the godson of King Charles, and the godfather to both Prince George and Prince Archie. According to one source, “Hughie did the right thing inviting both brothers while Harry did the diplomatic thing and politely declined saying there were no hard feelings. It would have been terribly awkward if he had said yes because of the situation with William.”

While Prince Harry’s absence will likely set tongues wagging among the congregation, Vanity Fair has been told that Harry has no plans to return to Britain this summer. It was reported Tuesday that Harry and Meghan will not attend next week’s Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark the king’s birthday, but as non-working members of the family, they would not expect to be invited.

King Charles does, however, plan to invite some of his family to Balmoral later this summer, following a tradition set by the late Queen Elizabeth II, but it is unclear whether the invite will extend to the Sussexes. Princess Lilibet celebrated her third birthday earlier this week and Charles is said to be keen to see his California-based grandchildren.

But according to friends of the Sussexes, Harry and Meghan do not plan to come to the U.K. during the summer. “They are very settled and happy in Montecito where they plan to spend most of the summer,” says a source. “It’s the quiet life Harry has always wanted and he is actually very happy.”

[From Vanity Fair]

About the wedding… William should be completely embarrassed that his juvenile and toxic behavior creates these kinds of situations at weddings and state events. Throughout this whole ordeal, it’s been clear that Hugh and Harry are both forced into these positions where they have to walk on eggshells around William. The same William who has been gleefully briefing lies to his favorite reporters about how Hugh “snubbed” Harry for a wedding invitation and how William is going to be the star of the wedding!

As for the Sussexes’ summer plans… are we getting a hard-launch on American Riviera Orchard or what??? Is Harry going to do another summer polo season in Santa Barbara? Will they go on another foreign tour?? TELL US!

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  1. vs says:

    You can tell the rf does nothing… do the rots rats know that people actually do work over the summer ? Yes some will take 1 or 2 weeks here and there but that’s it! People can’t just randomly pop up in a country for nonsense.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Well, they can take most of the summer off so they assume everyone does! They are toxic to the core.

    • Simone says:

      We live in Italy and my wife has five weeks of paid annual leave a year and the right to take 3 of those weeks over the summer. We’re talking about Europe here, where life shuts down in August and taking a big summer break (with family) is a wonderful tradition.

    • Worktowander says:

      Actually, many people who don’t live in the end-stage capitalist hellscape that is the modern USA actually CAN (and do) take significant time off in the summer.

      Not to dismiss your point. I just like reminding my fellow Americans that we could learn a lot and that – in many ways – we have LESS freedom and LESS security that many, many other nations.

      Please vote.

  2. swaz says:

    Harry is so hot 🔥🔥🔥 sorry Meghan😍

  3. Brassy Rebel says:

    Why would they go to the UK at all? With no place to stay and no assurance of high level security, they shouldn’t be expected to just pop in any time for no reason. Charles supposedly wants to see his two youngest grandchildren. Yet, he has done everything in his power to prevent them from visiting. H&M are just fine where they are.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Don’t forget yesterday’s foot stomping declarations that Harry isn’t welcome to be buried in the UK. If I were the Sussexes I’d never step foot back there, weddings (and IG) be dammed. I’d take my sparkle and Midas touch to places where I was safe and welcomed.

      I also find it curious that it keeps being stated as fact that “Hughie” (gag) is Archie’s godfather. I thought that we never got confirmation on any of his godparents. Isn’t that the case? Not that I expect any of the rota rats to be accurate in their reporting but isn’t that just speculation or did we get confirmation?

    • OliviaOne says:

      Agreed. And if it is SOOOOOOoooo important for Charlie to meet up with A&L, hop on your private jet, along with your bed and chef and go visit. No one even has to know.
      But.. you know.. here we are.

  4. Jay says:

    William looks small and petty here, no surprise. What an exhausting person he must be. I wonder if, behind his back, the toffs are contemptuous of him (“Ugh, William accepted the invite…better tell him he can be an usher”) or whether his boorishness is sort of baked in.

    • Agnes says:

      He’s a sloppy drunk as we know from those old Verbier dance vids. He doesn’t have a sense of humor, he’s self-important and a bully. I doubt he has any real friends, just suck-ups who like to be around inherited position.

  5. Jais says:

    So I think Nicholls was wrong about one detail. Im not sure George was his plus one at the wedding.

    • Dee(2) says:

      They probably included that because they’ve been trying to spin how terrible it is that Harry and Meghan won’t bring Archie and Lili over for his own godfather’s wedding and if George who’s right in the country with them doesn’t come not a great look either.and ruins that narrative. ( I would just like to say I personally don’t think any of those kids should have to go anywhere they don’t want to)

      • Jais says:

        It seems like the royal reporters were led to believe or at least expected that George would be there bc BE made sure to tweet today that he was not there as had previously been reported.

      • Becks1 says:

        Which is just stupid because….who brings an almost 11 year old as your plus one to a wedding because your wife has cancer? Like if George was part of the wedding party in some way then okay, it makes sense. Or if there were going to be a lot of younger kids there that he knows. But it seems like a fairly formal society wedding as these things go so I can’t imagine it being a lot of fun for George.

        I wonder if the rota were trying to force another George sighting by saying he would be there.

      • Jais says:

        Exactly. Why would George go? His dad has ushering to do😂 Idk if they’d trying to smoke out sightings of the kids or being fed bad info.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jais, I think she’s wrong about ‘Hughie’ being one of Archie’s godfather. I don’t know who started that, but H&M have never said anything about it. I think this is just the bm continuing to say something over and over. Do they know anything? I doubt it. If this is true, then someone told when they weren’t supposed to.

  6. Aimee says:

    That picture of William cracks me up every time!!!

  7. Ok here we go with the is he or is he not going to balmoral this summer. It begins with no one knows if they have been invited. Next up he was invited and said no followed by no he wasn’t invited but desperately wants an invite followed by Chuckles misses his grandchildren and how dare they not come and finally Chuckles is snubbing Harry and doesn’t want to see him.

    • Gennessee says:

      This statement put a kibosh on speculation about them being invited or attending anything in the UK.

      They have plans to stay in California this summer. Full-stop. Whether they are invited to certain events or not is irrelevant. They will not be there as they have previous plans.

      The British Media and the royal family was neutralized with one Vanity Fair sentence, not the Sun or US Magazine.

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, this is so interesting. Starting with Harry’s preemptive statement that Charles was too busy to see him, it looks like the new PR team is squashing the RF and BM’s potential exploitation.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Excellent summing up of the gutter press.

    • I disagree with the gutter press being neutralized by the Sussexes statement . The gutter press will still give it a go with the will he or won’t he was he invited or wasn’t he because that have to sell papers. Yes the Sussexes did get ahead of them but they will never stop the nonsense because that is what the gutter press is pure nonsense.

  8. Jan says:

    Summer Camp for Archie and Lili, that’s America for you.
    The two last times Meghan was in the England, she did not leave the airport, so why would the BM think she would be spending vacation, with a man that said, she wasn’t family.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      It’s really mind blowing that they think they can treat her with utter contempt, put her literal life in danger, write articles about wanting to pelt her with shit while she’s paraded – naked – down the street with no royal pushback, exclude her from family gatherings, otherize her and her children, remove her name from her child’s birth certificate, abuse her for YEARS, and treat her like a runaway slave and then be like…you’re so rude, why won’t you come visit us?!

      The hubris is beyond belief.

  9. Laura D says:

    Slightly off topic. That picture of Harry going up the steps to St Pauls with crowds of people behind barriers all wanting a glimpse of him and taking pictures must seriously irk KCIII and his heir. I LOVE IT!

  10. equality says:

    Who believes she has a “source” that has a clue what H&M will be doing this summer?

    • OliviaOne says:

      I believe she has a source, but not with the Montecito Camp. She most likely has been informed that Charlie has not invited his son and family and neither will he. So by deduction she assumes they are not coming at all. I mean.. why would you if the Pacific is there, Hawaii, Caribbean, all of South America and all of the USA (which a lot of it is gorgeous in the summer) not to mention all the Africa invitations.

    • Eurydice says:

      I’m starting to wonder. H&M’s PR strategy has changed. She may not have a source, but her source may have a source who has a source. It’s knowing where to drop a hint along the grapevine.

  11. Magdalena says:

    Katie Nicholls is a consummate liar. Always has been. Vanity Fair or not, she has zero Sussex sources so is making stuff up – cobbled together from various reports and lacing them with suppositions and more lies – to ensure that she keeps a roof over her head and is able to put food into her mouth.

    Anyone could have written that “article”. She can kick rocks with her bare feet and hobble for all eternity.

    • Debbie says:

      I know, right? And, if there was even a hint of a Katie Nicholl “tip about the Sussexes’ summer plans” in that article, I must have missed it because this was just conjecture based on what has already been written.

    • Advisor2U says:

      Remember, always lying, anti-Harry and Meghan Katie Nicholl is one of the journos named in the phone hacking scandal. She paid for Prince Harry’s illegal/private info for her reporting. Same as Rebecca English. So be aware what to believe from this b*ches.

  12. Izzy says:

    Katie Nicholls is full of BS but it’s nice that one of these idiot reporters finally acknowledged that Harry is, in fact, happy with his life.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    Kate Nicholls knows as much as I do about Harry and Meghan’s plans but it’s easy to come up with these scenarios. Harry and Meghan have never gone to Balmoral for the summer so she can be sure that they won’t be there this year. This is the woman who made up the story that Harry had a crush on Meghan for two years after seeing her on Suits.

    • MsIam says:

      Yeah, we know who had the crush on Meghan and he’s been going insane ever since. Katie Nicholls is as useless as the rest of the Rota rats and knows nothing about the Sussexes. Honest speculation would be that the Sussexes are working on two streaming shows, a movie and launching an online business and are too damn busy to go over to see “Grandpa Charles” but then that would make the Left-Behinds look lazy.

      • Kingston says:

        @MsIam says
        “Honest speculation would be that the Sussexes are working on two streaming shows, a movie and launching an online business and are too damn busy to go over [there].”

        You would think so, right? But there seems to be a kind of mass hysteria in the UK when it comes to not only acknowledging H&M’s humanity but also the fact that they are actively pursuing their livelihood and therefore have time-schedules and such, that cannot accommodate capricious jaunts anywhere, unless its an emergency.

        Its as if those fvckrs in britain are in denial about H&M’s independence, their life plans, their travel plans…………….. and, the white elephant in the room that those biitches are afraid to face: H&M’s complete dissociation with the royal institution.

  14. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    Of course, Harry and Meghan aren’t going to Balmoral this summer as Harry rarely spent time there before Meghan. I’ve read and believe that Harry dislikes spending time at balmoral because that’s where he found out that his mother died, where his father allowed him to deal with his grief all alone while Charles spent hours on the phone with Camilla. As a young adult Harry spent most summers away from the UK, usually in Botswana or elsewhere in Africa. As usual, the rota tries to rewrite history by pretending that Harry didn’t spend most summers abroad away from balmoral, his family and all those hurtful memories.

  15. Longtimebitchy says:

    I’m embarrassed at this “no shit, Sherlock” reporting from Vanity Fair. Of course the Sussex family has no plans to visit this summer. In 4 years of watching this situation, there is not one shred of evidence that they would.

    I grew up reading Vanity Fair cover to cover every month. I know they’ve been total crap for a long time now. I find myself longing for the kind of long, detailed, juicy story where they get directly up the ass of CIII and W. For all the stupid, minor dramas we hear about, the fact is it’s two years since the Queen died, and the monarchy is in embarrassing disarray, which is exactly as was predicted for years with regard to Charles and Camilla.

  16. Maxine Branch says:

    Nicholl’s is a known liar who makes up nonsense to keep checks coming. She has zero sources with the Sussexes.

  17. Bunny says:

    The press is intensely interested in whether Harry and Meghan might visit, but absolutely no interest in Kate’s whereabouts or condition.

  18. Lau says:

    The contrast between Harry not wanting to overshadow the bride and groom on their wedding day and William making it all about himself is frankly hilarious. What a petty and sad little egg of a man.

  19. Carrie says:

    Funny how the UK media has totally shut down stories about Tampon and Mrs Tampon not attending the wedding even though Tampon is Hugh’s godfather. This, according to an earlier story in the Mirror, is because Mrs T was not allowed to sit by Charles side when Hugh’s sister got married because Queenie and Phillip were attending, and the Tampons were not married at the time. The Grosvenors had no choice as this was apparently protocol, but Camilla was said to be furious and neither she nor Charles ended up attending the wedding. What Mrs Tampon wants, Mrs Tampon gets. The stories being run now are of course all about Harry when they should be about his shit father and his equally shit stepmother. Vile woman. Weak, vile man.

  20. BlueNailsBetty says:

    I’m more interested in knowing whether or not Kate will be going to Balmoral.

    • Sue says:

      So much this. The silence on Kate is deafening. It’s unfortunate for the rota that Harry and Meghan have been just living their lives, drama free, the big speculation is “How I spent my summer vacation”. In the meantime where are Kate and her children?

  21. Lisa says:

    I don’t know who owns the rights to that picture of Will but posters need to be made and sold to the public! The Egg Head Prince! Maybe they could raise money for charity since Will contributes nothing! Or a chicken ranch could use it for advertising!

  22. Jaded says:

    “Charles is said to be keen to see his California-based grandchildren”….what the fluff??? Charlie has absolutely zero interest in seeing Archie and Lili, otherwise he would have visited them in Montecito. With his friggin’ gold toilet and his own mattress in tow, and probably his bomb-proof Bentley. And a squadron of valets to dress him, iron his sheets and jammies, and squeeze toothpaste onto his toothbrush. And probably wipe his a$$. GMAFB Katie…

    • MsIam says:

      He could have sent for them like his mother did for the Platinum Jubilee and given them security and anything else they needed. Charles is no queen, that is for sure, but he is a royal PITA. “Poor sad grandpa” indeed!

  23. Nerd says:

    I always remember Katie as the first royal reporter who was an obvious liar about anything regarding Harry and Meghan’s relationship. She was the one who came up with the lie that Harry was a fan of Suits and told a friend that his ideal woman was the actress who plaid his favorite character, “Rachel from Suits”. It was always obvious that it was a lie and reading this and seeing how William (Kate and KP) have constantly lied and told the royal media the reverse of what really happened. So I’m curious if William was the one who initially leaked the lie about Harry dating Meghan, aka the ideal woman who was the actor who played Rachel from Suits? Maybe Kate’s issue with Meghan really was that she was William’s ideal woman walking into the their lives more attractive, intelligent and impressive than they thought possible.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      The King was jealous of Diana’s success, William was jealous of Meghan’s success, he thought he had married a woman who wouldn’t be outshone by whoever Harry married, the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.