- The royal family's drama keeps unfolding with the newest details claiming that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be attending the queen's pre-funeral event
- According to reports, the two were initially given an invite, but because they are not working royals, they are not expected to be present
- Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday 8 and will be buried on Monday, September 19, an event scheduled to be graced by heads of state and other top leaders
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been uninvited from Queen Elizabeth II’s pre-funeral reception at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry, Meghan to miss pre-ceremony
However, the report indicates that the issued invite only applies to working British royals.
The publication further indicated that it's still unknown why the 38-year-old royalty and his wife were initially invited, even as the royal aides say they don't expect them to attend the event.
Sources close to the celebrity couple indicated that Harry and Meghan were ‘baffled' by the decision to send and rescind the invitation.
The parents of two, who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 15 months, gave up their royal duties as Duke and Duchess of Sussex in January 2020 due to ongoing issues, such as media scrutiny and inner turmoil within the family.
They also relocated from England to Markle’s native California, where they are now raising their family.
Markle and Harry have been in the UK for some time, mourning the queen alongside Prince William, Kate Middleton and the rest of the royal family. The pair has also reconnected with the British people during public outings.
“Harry and Meghan are grieving relatives and are under no obligation to follow royal protocol,” said body language expert Inbaal Honigman defending the Sussexes.
Insider says Meghan wasn't allowed to visit Balmoral
In a different report, the Queen's family travelled to Balmoral to be with Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on on Thursday 8, at 96.
However, Prince Harry arrived alone without his wife, and new details revealed that she may not have been warmly welcomed.
This came days after Meghan did another interview where she said ‘by merely existing' she was upsetting the hierarchy of the royal family.
“Tensions were so high, and there was no way Meghan could have gone to Balmoral. The fact the Sussex camp did say both Harry and Meghan were going and then quickly retracted that statement will tell you everything you need to know about the drama behind the scenes,” a highly-placed palace insider said.