King Charles’ Recent Decision Leaves Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Feeling Excluded. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle find themselves grappling with a sense of exclusion following what appears to be a significant snub from King Charles III. The King’s latest move involved extending an invitation to his younger brother, Prince Andrew, for a family retreat at Balmoral over the weekend.
Adding to the guest list are Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and their daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who are expected to join the gathering for an entire week. Notably absent from any official announcements is any indication that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, were included in this family gathering.
This development strongly implies that a significant reconciliation has occurred between the 74-year-old monarch and his younger brother, Andrew. Prince Andrew’s presence at Balmoral can be seen as an extended olive branch, signaling a renewed camaraderie.
The King’s gesture towards the controversial royal comes after Prince Andrew seemingly prevailed in his efforts to continue residing in the seven-bedroom Royal Lodge in Windsor. This was despite King Charles’s earlier attempts to persuade his younger brother to relocate to the smaller Frogmore Cottage, a property that became vacant when the California-based couple, Harry and Meghan, were evicted from it.
The rekindling of their fraternal bond coincides with an improved relationship between the two brothers, which had been strained by Prince Andrew’s involvement in sexual allegations, allegations he has consistently denied.
Reports indicate that King Charles’s decision has left Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feeling excluded and somewhat adrift. It is expected that Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s parents will not be in attendance at this family event.
Nevertheless, there are speculations that Prince Harry and King Charles may hold discussions in September to address outstanding issues. Meanwhile, some observers note that Prince William and Kate Middleton do not seem to be in a hurry to reconcile with the Sussexes, adding another layer of complexity to the ongoing royal dynamics.