Final snub? Meghan could skip last appearance as working royal despite Queen invite

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MEGHAN MARKLE could dramatically snub the Queen’s personal invitation to her last appearance as a senior member of the royal family, according to Buckingham Palace insiders.

The Duchess of Sussex has still not confirmed her appearance for the last two events as working members of the royal family before she steps back. In an astonishing revelation, Meghan Markle has apparently not told Buckingham Palace whether or not she will attend the two senior royal events in London next month. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expected to return to the UK for the first time since ‘Megxit’.

Prince Harry will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall before joining the Queen at the annual Commonwealth Day service.

However, according to ABC’s Omid Scobie, there are still question marks over Meghan’s attendance.

The Queen had personally invited the couple to the Commonwealth service on March 10 at Westminster Abbey.

Scobie said: “We have heard from the Palace that their final engagements as working members of the royal family will be taking place in early March.”

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Meghan is expected to return to the UK for the first time since ‘Megxit’ (Image: GETTY)

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The Queen had personally invited the couple to the Commonwealth service on March 10 (Image: GETTY)

He continued: “That will be an appearance at least by Harry at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.

“This is the event that rally takes place over two nights, Harry and Meghan TBC will appear at this event.

“It will likely be poignant for Harry as he is not just giving up his role as a senior royal but he is also giving up his military honours.

“On March 10th, we will see the couple – Prince Harry is confirmed, Meghan is expected to be by his side – at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day.

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Prince Harry will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall (Image: GETTY)

“They both keep their roles as President and Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

“That is hoped to be a meaningful final engagement for the couple – their last ever as senior royals.”

Buckingham Palace has refused to confirm who will attend the Commonwealth Day service.

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The Times claimed that the couple will spend time in the UK with baby Archie (Image: GETTY)

They said: “Members of the royal family have been invited to attend the Commonwealth Day service and the members attending will be announced nearer the time in the usual way.”

If the couple appear, it would be their first appearance with Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the rest of the royal family next month for the first time since ‘Megxit’.

When pressed on specific members, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told Insider they “are giving no guidance on that at the moment.”

The Times claimed that the couple will spend time in the UK with baby Archie “for a final round of official engagements before returning to their new base in Canada”.

ABC’s Scobie said that the Duke and Duchess would also take meetings with their different charities as they discuss “how they will continue to work with them while they are based in North America”.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK