Though Prince Harry is flying to England to celebrate what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday early next month, he reportedly won’t be joined by his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children, Archie and Lili. Despite one report claiming that the duchess, who gave birth to daughter Lili on June 4, planned to accompany Harry on his trip, an insider told the Daily Mirror that she is staying behind in California.
“Meghan is not going to travel,” a source close to the couple told the tabloid. “She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone.”
On July 1, Harry will give a speech at a Kensington Palace ceremony unveiling the sculpture of Diana that he commissioned alongside Prince William back in 2017. William is reportedly planning to give a separate speech. According to the Daily Mail, Harry has also been invited to a one-on-one lunch with Queen Elizabeth. “It’s a typically magnanimous gesture by Her Majesty,” a courtier said. “The lunch will be a chance for them to talk things through.”
When Harry returned to Windsor for Prince Philip’s funeral in April, Meghan also stayed behind at the couple’s estate in Montecito. If Meghan were to come along, it would be her first reunion with the royal family since the pair’s last official engagements at the palace in March 2020. The couple’s relationship with Prince Charles remains tense after Harry told Oprah Winfrey he thought his father and brother were “trapped,” though at a June 8…