It’s unlikely that Meghan Markle with join Prince Harry for a visit to the UK this summer because she doesn’t want to be apart from their son, Archie, an expert has claimed.
If Covid restrictions allow it, Harry is hoping to be back in England for Prince Philip’s 100th birthday celebrations in June, which will be his first face-to-face meeting with his family for more than a year.
However journalist and author of Finding Freedom Omid Scobie claims it will be a solo trip.
He tells OK magazine that neither Meghan or Harry have have the vaccine yet, and as travel rules are so complicated at the moment it will be difficult logistically because of Archie.
He said: “It seems easier at this moment for Harry to do the trip solo. But it is not Meghan’s intention to snub the family. If Covid wasn’t a factor, she would be there.”
However he claims that Meghan will probably send thoughtful gifts instead, saying it’s something she’s known for with family and friends.
He adds: “No matter what has happened, the Queen will always remain close to Harry and Meghan. She has a very special relationship with Archie and due to them all living in Windsor, was one of the royals to spend the most time with him as a baby.
“I’m sure Meghan will send the Queen some gorgeous flowers for her birthday and also get Archie to help her with the card.”
Omid also says that Sussexes feel “very sad” that the Queen, Philip and Prince Charles have missed out on much of Archie’s first year as they haven’t been able to visit.
His comments come after Meghan and Harry were caught up in a bizarre row with Palace staff over the deletion of names on Archie’s birth certificate.
It emerged that ‘Rachel Meghan’, her first and middle names, were removed from her son’s certificate a month after giving birth.
In its place, the document listed Archie’s mum as the more formal ‘Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.’
It has caused a baffling row, with the couple claiming the decision came from Buckingham Palace while insiders say that’s unlikely.
Meghan and Harry released a strongly worded statement on the issue, saying: “This was not requested by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex nor by The Duke of Sussex.
“To see this UK tabloid and their carnival of so-called “experts” choose to deceptively whip this into a calculated family “snub” and suggest that she would oddly want to be nameless on her child’s birth certificate, or any other legal document, would be laughable were it not offensive.
“‘There’s a lot going on in the world; let’s focus on that rather than creating clickbait.”
Royal sources have revealed this has been met with a sense of “bewilderment” in the Palace.
One royal source claimed that Meghan ordered her staff to make the change to Archie’s birth certificate in order to “to fall in line with amendments she’d already made to her passport”.
In short, Meghan already stylised herself as ‘HRH The Duchess of Sussex’, dropping her given names – and wanted some form of continuity.
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However, courtiers have diplomatically suggested the tone of Meghan and Harry’s statement from their spokesman was “somewhat unfortunate”.
One aide said: “There is no set protocol with these things.
“The birth certificate is a civic document so there are options on how it is filled out. The language used suggesting it was ‘the Palace’ who ‘dictated’ it is somewhat unfortunate, as it certainly wasn’t addressed like that.
“The statement and its wording poses more questions than it answers unfortunately.”
-- to www.mirror.co.uk