Meghan Markle Absent from Coronation of Carlos III
Meghan Markle was notably absent from the coronation of Carlos III, which took place on Saturday at Westminster Abbey. This religious ceremony had not been seen for 70 years, not since Elizabeth II was consecrated in the same place. The Duchess of Sussex may have followed all the acts from home, where she was preparing a birthday party for her son Archie, who had just turned four on May 6.
Intimate and Discreet Party for Archie’s Birthday
The Montecito mansion in California, where Meghan and her family have lived since 2020, was flooded with joy and excitement for Archie’s birthday celebration. Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland, prepared everything for the intimate and discreet party that took place in their gardens. Archie enjoyed his first birthday as a prince with his sister Princess Lilibet Diana, who will be turning two in June.
Prince Harry’s Brief Return to the UK
Prince Harry, who currently lives in California with Meghan and their children, returned to the UK for a brief 24 hours to personally congratulate his firstborn son. He arrived on Friday morning and attended the ceremony, sitting with his cousins Beatriz and Eugenia de York before returning home after the fourth bench of Westminster Abbey.
Not Part of the Iconic Image
Prince Harry was not part of one of the most iconic images of the day, the one that the Royal Family starred in on the balconies of Buckingham Palace. However, Harry’s youngest brother did attend the coronation.
Controversy Surrounding Meghan and Harry
Meghan’s absence from the British Royal Family has widened since her husband’s memoirs caused controversy. Harry criticized Queen Camilla and the media’s relationship with the Crown in a recent documentary. Despite this, Harry attended the coronation of Carlos III, confirming his continued connection to the Royal Family.