Meghan Markle is no longer joining husband Prince Harry in flying to see his ailing grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, The Post has confirmed.
The Duchess of Sussex’s reps had earlier said she would be “traveling to Scotland” with her 37-year-old husband to join the rest of his royal family who rushed to see the 96-year-old monarch at Balmoral.
They again later said that the Sussexes were on their way, noting that they had been “coordinating” with Harry’s royal relatives while not actually traveling with them.
However, as royal-watchers awaited their arrival, the Sussexes’ reps revealed that Markle was not making the trip.
Insiders blamed it on confusion during a “fluid” situation, insisting there was nothing nefarious in her decision to stay away.
Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, also stayed home in Windsor, but to look after her three children with Prince William, who was seen touching down in Aberdeen with six other family members.
The Sussexes had been staying at their old home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where they had been snubbed by relatives, despite being less than half a mile from his brother’s home.
The pair had been doing a number of speaking engagements, including Meghan’s first public speech in the UK since quitting the royal family.
They were due to attend the WellChild awards in London Thursday before heading back to California. It was not immediately clear when they were expected to arrive.
Harry’s estranged dad, heir to the throne Prince Charles, 73, was seen landing nearby in a helicopter Thursday, the Telegraph said. The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, 72, was already with her mother, the outlet said.
The Queen’s other two children — Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58 — were among those on a flight with William heading to Balmoral to be by their mother’s side.