King Charles III will have a good time his seventy fifth birthday on November 14, an affair that can undoubtedly contain the presence of household, pals, and family members. However regardless of what current reporting has claimed, Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have but to be invited to hitch in on any festivities.
A Sussex spokesperson tells Bazaar that stories claiming the couple had turned down an invite to the king’s birthday have been “disappointing.”
“In response to U.Ok. media headlines, there was no contact relating to an invite to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday,” the supply stated. “It’s disappointing the Sunday Occasions has misreported this story.”
The spokesperson is referring to a narrative the Occasions revealed on November 5, which claimed Harry had obtained an invite to his father’s birthday celebrations at Clarence Home, however declined the chance to attend with Meghan. A supply for the Messenger stated that, quite the opposite, Buckingham Palace “by no means reached out” to the couple.
The refutal of the Occasions story comes amid a rift within the British royal household, made obvious by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s renunciation of their standing as senior working royals in 2020—and, subsequently, the couple’s public accountings of their struggles inside royal life.
Of their 2022 Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, the prince accused different senior royals of planting adverse tales about him within the press. “I’ve 30 years’ expertise of trying backstage and seeing how this technique works and the way it runs—and it’s simply fixed briefings about different family members, about favors inviting the press in. It’s a unclean sport,” he stated. “There’s leaking, however there’s additionally planting of tales. So if the comms crew need to have the ability to take away a adverse story about their principal, they’ll commerce and provide you with one thing about another person’s principal. So the workplaces find yourself working in opposition to one another.”
Earlier this 12 months, Harry revealed a tell-all memoir, Spare, that expanded on the royals’ troubling relationship to the British press. He wrote, “My downside has by no means been with the monarchy, not the idea of monarchy. It’s been with the press and the sick relationship advanced between it and the Palace.”
On the time, a supply informed Bazaar that Harry’s public disclosures had left a lot of his members of the family feeling “rattled.” “There was a sense that no matter Harry stated in his guide would simply be information at the moment, gone tomorrow,” a palace insider stated. “Nonetheless, the extent of element given within the guide about particular relationships with the media has put all of it beneath the microscope now.”