Donald Trump may have been hoping to meet with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, during his latest trip to England, but it’s not going to happen.
Trump is currently in London for a NATO summit, and the queen is hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace for the president. While several senior members of the royal family, including Kate Middleton, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla, will be in attendance, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are giving the event a miss.
According to People, the very simple reason that Meghan and Harry will miss Trump’s latest visit to the U.K. is because they’re currently taking some “family time” and having a break from official royal duties. When revealing their plan to take an elongated break over the festive season, a source told People, “The duke and duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time.” As such, Meghan and Harry aren’t attending any royal events right now.
This isn’t the first time that Meghan has missed a visit from Trump. The president made a State Visit to the United Kingdom from June 3 to June 5, 2019. While Prince Harry met with the Trumps, Meghan didn’t make it to the State Banquet in Trump’s honor. However, the duchess was on maternity leave with baby Archie at the time, so understandably couldn’t make it.
It was previously reported that Meghan, Harry, and baby Archie would be spending Thanksgiving in America with the duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland. As the holiday has only just happened, it’s likely that the royals are still in the United States and, as a result, wouldn’t be in the country for Trump’s visit, anyway.
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