Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hit back at claims of King Charles’ birthday snub, insisting they ‘never received an invite’

In the world of British royalty, every event, decision, and interaction is subjected to intense scrutiny and speculation. The recent revelation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not attend King Charles’ birthday celebration raised eyebrows and led to various claims and speculations in the media. In response, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asserted that they had “never received an invite” to the event, shedding light on the intricacies of royal relationships and the ongoing complexities within the British royal family.

On November 14, 2022, King Charles, the heir to the British throne and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, celebrated his 74th birthday with a grand event attended by several members of the royal family. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were notably absent from the gathering, sparking public curiosity and prompting headlines.

The absence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was seen by many as a significant development in the ongoing royal family saga, which has seen its fair share of ups and downs in recent years.

In the days following the event, several media outlets and commentators raised questions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s absence from King Charles’ birthday celebration.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have claimed to have hit back at claims they declined an invitation to King Charles’s 75th birthday bash.

King Charles III is set to celebrate the milestone with a party at Clarence House with his closest friends and family on Tuesday, November 14.

The Sunday Times reported that Prince Harry had turned down an invitation to the birthday bash and would stay in California. But a spokesperson for the Sussexes has said that the couple had no idea about it.

‘There has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday. It is disappointing that the Sunday Times has misreported this story,’ they said. The same spokesperson also denied that Meghan, who found fame on Suits, will be making a return to acting following reports earlier this week.

A source close to the Sussexes told MailOnline that they were not invited to Charles III’s party in London next week. ‘They had not received any invitation and were unaware of any celebrations until the stories came out,’ the insider said, adding, ‘I’m sure the Duke will find a way to reach out privately to wish His Majesty a happy birthday like he has always done’.

A friend of the couple suggested the Palace could even have leaked the’snubbing’ story to take attention away from the recent royal visit to Kenya, where the King faced calls to apologise for Britain’s colonial past.

‘The story is being positioned in a way to make it look like the Duke is snubbing his father, which he is not,’ the friend said. ‘Considering the trip [to Kenya] didn’t go well, this might be a welcome distraction.’

Royal and government sources have been clear that they consider the Kenyan trip last week a’resounding  success’.

A friend of the Sussexes told MailOnline that they would normally have been included in plans for significant events in the UK, despite the widening gap between themselves and the rest of the royal family.

‘The story in The Times as well as subsequent stories have been positioned in a way to make it look like the Duke is snubbing his father, which he is not.’

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