MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s simple “blunder” has been revealed to be the reason that prevented the Queen from attending baby Archie’s christening on the weekend.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child Archie was christened last Saturday in private, much to the disdain of fans. The royals attending did join together for a family photo highlighting who was and wasn’t at the function, most notably the Queen and Prince Phillip were absent. Royal commentator Rob Jobson told Sunrise News that a simple calendar error by Meghan and Harry resulted in the Queen not being able to attend due to her prior engagements.
The Sunrise host began by saying: “So originally before we get on to Archie.
“We were told that the Queen couldn’t make it because of a prior engagement.
“But it seems it was a diary blunder by Meghan and Harry, is that right?
Mr Robson replied: “Yeah, they didn’t do the checking by the sounds of it.
Meghan Markle and Harry’s simple blunder prevented the Queen from attending the christening (Image: Getty)
Although missing the christening, the Queen was one of the first people to meet baby Archie (Image: Getty)
“Then Queen Elizabeth was up in Scotland as she always is for this week at Holyroodhouse Castle.
“Then she had already arranged to have a weekend with the Duke of Edinburgh in Sandringham.
“So they just didn’t get the diary dates right, I mean it is not the first time, that the Queen, who is the great grandmother, after all, has missed a christening.
“As long as the grandparents were there, well Charles and Doria were there I suppose that is okay.”
The Sunrise host then added that Meghan Markle’s father had spoken out about wishing that he could have been at the christening.
Two pictures were released by the royal couple following the christening (Image: Getty)
Mr Robson commented: ‘What he said wasn’t too bad except for I think he was having a little bit of a dig at his ex-wife Doria.
“Because he is saying that he has been a member of the Anglican Church all his life.
“I think when he married Doria it was in some sort yogi ceremony or something like that.
“I think he was having a little bit of a dig there saying why shouldn’t I be there.”
Meghan Markle was spotted at Wimbledon donning a necklace with the letter A on it (Image: Getty)
Royal commentator Melanie Bromley agreed with Rob Jobson that it is not the first time the Queen has missed a christening and noted that it wasn’t a big deal.
She told E! News: “It’s not that big a deal at all.
“I think that is it, She and Phillip already had a holiday booked to Sandringham, she already had previous engagements.
“In some ways, the Royals are no different from other families.
“You know what it is like with big family occasions, you aren’t going to be able to pick a date that fits in with everyone.
“They already changed it, they actually had the christening set for Friday and changed it to Saturday because they wanted Charles and Camilla there who couldn’t make the Friday.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK