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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Harry and Meghan – would have been “uninvited” from the banquet to be held Sunday evening at Buckingham Palace, hosted by King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla on the eve of the state funeral for the death of mother Elizabeth II, and in which many world leaders will participate.
Earlier in the week, the couple received an invitation to the big event for world leaders and foreign royalty, but it is unlikely – writes the Telegraph, which reported – that they will attend after palace officials insisted that it was reserved for members of the royal family “in service”.
On Friday night it was unclear why they had received an invitation for an occasion that, according to the royal assistants, they should not have attended. Sources close to them appeared bewildered, writes the English newspaper, while the palace aides continued to reiterate that they had not been invited and that they were not expected to show up.
Hundreds of heads of state will be greeted in London on the eve of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. There will also be foreign royalty, governors general and ambassadors.CopyAMP code.
The confusion over the participation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex follows the similar confusion over Prince Harry’s right to wear a military uniform.