Meghan Markle skipped Balmoral visit as she feared she may not have been 'warmly welcomed'

Meghan's absence was duly noted when she did not arrive to see the Queen at Balmoral

Meghan Markle skipped Balmoral visit as she feared she may not have been 'warmly welcomed'
Meghan was not in attendance at Balmoral (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: Meghan Markle may not have traveled to Balmoral with Prince Harry over fears she may not be 'warmly welcomed' by other members of the Royal family. The couple were already in the UK for charity work and had been staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reported to be traveling to 'Scotland' together following news of the Queen's ill health. As for now, Meghan stays back in London only describing the dubious event as a late 'change of plan'. While it is not clear what sparked the 'change of plan', one royal expert speculated the reason may be due to fears she "might not be terribly warmly welcomed."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.
Prince Harry was seen alone at his arrival at Balmoral as Meghan reportedly had change of plans
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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch in modern history, died peacefully on September 8, at the age of 96 at 6.30 pm as the Royal family confirms. Prince Harry arrived at Balmoral after the demise of the Queen but Meghan was not in attendance. The BBC's royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said on air, "She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it." Despite Meghan's bad relationship with the Royal family, her absence was duly noted and despised for no clemency even in this tragic scenario.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10:  Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England.
Meghan was not in attendance at Balmoral after Queen's health detrotriated
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Although, Kate Middleton's presence was also duly missed. Kate is a future queen consort and her oldest child Prince George is now second in line after William to be king only Prince William traveled to Balmoral to be with his late grandmother. However, it was reported that Kate remained in Windsor for a very understandable reason to take care of her and William's three children. The Queen’s first-born son Charles, and his wife, Camilla, were the first royal family members to arrive at Balmoral Castle. The Queen had been suffering from what Buckingham Palace called “episodic mobility problems” since the end of last year. After her coffin is brought back to London, the Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for about four days before her funeral. With the death of the queen, her 73-year-old son Charles automatically becomes the monarch. The Palace, in its announcement, shared only that King Charles and the Queen Consort Camilla will remain in Balmoral this evening and return to London on September 10.

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