Meghan Markle didn't join in Megxit summit with Queen, Harry and others royals as it 'wasn’t necessary'

The summit was attended by Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William.


                            Meghan Markle didn't join in Megxit summit with Queen, Harry and others royals as it 'wasn’t necessary'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle was not a part of the historic royal summit which was called to make some crucial decisions regarding 'Megxit' because she and Harry felt that it “wasn’t necessary."

Buckingham Palace confirmed this news in a statement to British news outlets on Tuesday, a day after the emergency meeting took place. “In the end, The Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for The Duchess to join,” the palace said in a statement, according to The Sun

When the news of the summit being called was originally announced over the weekend, it was speculated that the mother-of-one, who is currently in Canada, with her son Archie, might take part in the discussion via video conference, although there was a considerable time difference between the two nations. It was also reported at the time that the timing of the meeting might be adjusted accordingly so that Meghan could call in from Canada at 6 in the morning.

The summit was attended by Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William. Kate Middleton also stayed away from the meeting, preferring to spend her time with her three kids at the Kensington Palace.

(L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Getty Images)

It is believed that despite not being present for the meeting, the Duke of Sussex was in regular contact with his wife to “keep her in the loop” about the talks with his other family members. It was earlier reported that the Queen allowed the Sussexes to split their time between Canada and the UK. 

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the royal family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family, while remaining a valued part of my family," the monarch said in a statement.

After getting his grandmother's approval to step down as a senior member of the royal family, Harry is expected to fly out to the Great White North by the end of this week, Evening Standard reported.

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