'Only respected people were invited': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trolled over BAFTA 'tea party' snub

'Only respected people were invited': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle trolled over BAFTA 'tea party' snub
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not invited to the exclusive BAFTA Tea Party event (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly snubbed as they did not receive an invite to the BAFTA Tea Party event. Reportedly, London executives managing the affair decided that inviting the couple would be a PR disaster. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not make the guest list for the gala, which happens every year soon after the Golden Globes in Hollywood.

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This might not come as surprise given the royal family is still smarting from the drama around Harry's memoir 'Spare', where he has made a number of scathing allegations against his father, King Charles, and his brother Prince William. Interestingly, William is the president of the organization.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after attending the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex after attending the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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According to The Sun, a BAFTA insider said, “Bafta decided it was a terrible idea, they thought it would be a PR disaster. Prince Harry, in his book and docu-series, has roundly attacked the Royal Family,” adding, “The US team was reminded that Harry’s arch-nemesis, his brother Prince William, is president of Bafta." The insider further stated, “So for them to roll out the red carpet to Harry and his wife would be like setting off a nuclear bomb. It’s a no go. Any interviews he or Meghan gave would go viral. Anything negative on William would be devastating.”

Many netizens seemed to agree with the prestigious organization decision to distance themselves from any scandal by not inviting the former royal couple to the BAFTA party. The couple was also heavily trolled after their absence on the guest list was made public. 

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A Twitter user wrote, "Good. A wise decision. They didn't belong in that company, so of course they should not have been invited. This should not be considered controversial at all." "Why on earth would anyone invite them? Only respected people were invited," another tweet read. Another distrustful Twitter user wrote, "Who could trust them?" while another person chimed in, "Why would they be invited in the first place?"



 

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Interestingly Harry’s 'Spare' has become one of the fastest-selling non-fiction books of all time. The royal family have maintained a stoic silence about the book and its contents.

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