Harry SNUBBED Charles and William's dinner invite on night of Queen's death as Meghan wasn't invited

The Duke of Sussex had reportedly insisted his wife be there on September 8, but Charles apparently told him it was 'not appropriate'

Harry SNUBBED Charles and William's dinner invite on night of Queen's death as Meghan wasn't invited
Harry is said to have snubbed a dinner invite by Charles and Wiliam on the day the Queen died (Danny Lawson & Kirsty O'Connor/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: A royal source has claimed that Prince Harry snubbed a dinner invite from King Charles and Prince William at Balmoral after his wife Meghan Markle was barred from joining the family on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's passing.

The 38-year-old Duke of Sussex had reportedly insisted his wife be there on September 8, but Charles apparently told him it was "not appropriate." Harry, who missed an RAF flight to Scotland with William and uncles Andrew and Edward, was later told to make his own travel arrangements and landed at Aberdeen without Meghan at 6.35 pm local time, just minutes after the Queen's death was announced. After being driven to Balmoral about 90 minutes later, he purportedly declined dinner at Birkhall with the new king, Queen Consort Camilla, and William. Instead, the grieving prince mourned with Edward and Sophie Wessex and Andrew at Balmoral Castle.

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“Harry was so busy trying to get Meghan to Balmoral and rowing with his family that he missed the flight," a source told The Sun, "Charles has an open invitation for Harry to dine with him whenever he is in the country. But Harry was so furious that he refused to eat with his father and brother." The insider added, “It was a massive snub. And he got out of Balmoral at the earliest opportunity to catch the first commercial flight back to London.”

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Prince William, Prince of Wales with Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince Harry with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after escorting the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state, on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince William, Prince of Wales with Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince Harry with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after escorting the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace for her lying in state, on September 14, 2022, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Emilio Morenatti - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The following morning Harry was driven to a British Airways jet that took off for Heathrow at 9.45 am. He was then reunited with his wife at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor. The Sun reported that William, despite the dinner snub, invited Harry and Meghan to walk with him and Kate to see flowers at Windsor Castle on September 10.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, in Windsor, England. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

On the other hand, another royal source told Page Six that there was no dinner snub as Charles and William had already left for the monarch's home when Harry arrived at Balmoral Castle on September 8. The insider said they were not at Balmoral for dinner at all.

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Despite the conflicting claims, Harry and Meghan faced a series of hurdles during their time paying tribute to the Queen in the UK. Aside from icy interactions with the Prince and Princess of Wales, the pair was uninvited from a state reception for world leaders and foreign leaders last Friday, September 16. And despite having served 10 years in the military, Harry was also initially barred from wearing his military uniform to his grandmother's funeral. However, King Charles eventually allowed Harry to wear the uniform to the vigil as a mark of respect to the late sovereign.

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Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to hold a vigil in honour of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren mount a family vigil over her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince William, Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to hold a vigil in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022, in London, England. (Photo by Aaron Chown-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Harry was stripped of his military titles and patronages after he and Meghan stepped down as working royals last year. Relieving themselves of any royal obligations, the Sussexes relocated to Montecito, California. The couple -- who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1 -- flew home to the US on Tuesday, September 20, shortly after the Queen was laid to rest.

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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