The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be skipping a huge royal event this week as US President Donald Trump is expected to set foot inside the Buckingham Palace. Trump along with his wife Melania arrived in the United Kingdom on Tuesday and have a variety of things planned as part of their visit. One of them is a drinks reception in the Palace which will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth. The other royals that will be part of the evening include Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be making it.
Last month, the Palace had announced that the couple will be going on a six-week break that will extend post Christmas. “The Duke and Duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time,” a source had confirmed to People.
This is the second time that Meghan will miss meeting US President Trump. Earlier in June this year, Trump and Melania had arrived in England for a day’s-long state visit. The Duchess at the time, however, was on maternity leave and had to skip the event. Prince Harry spent time and interacted with Trump and the First Lady Melania. After attending a private lunch hosted by the Queen, Harry joined Trump, Melania, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner to view a special exhibition in the Picture Gallery.
As for Prince Charles, the Duke of Cambridge is currently on a four-day solo tour visit to Kuwait and Oman.