Why Kate and William were NOT at Princess Diana’s niece’s wedding but Meghan was
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William were a no show at the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale last weekend, despite Prince Harry attending the lavish affair with his new wife Meghan Markle.
Despite Kate being seen a week earlier at Trooping the Colour, she was no where to be seen at the society wedding.
And Prince William, who visits Israel and Jordan on a Middle East tour this weekend, also did not have events listed in his royal diary.
The Cambridges would not have attended because Duchess Kate is still on maternity leave following the birth of Prince Louis, according to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams.
Mr Fitzwilliams said Kate’s attendance at Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and Trooping the Colour were an “exception” and this time the duchess would be at home spending quality time with their third child.
He said: “Kate is on maternity leave reportedly until October.
“Obviously events such as Meghan and Harry’s wedding and Trooping the Colour were exceptions and Louis is expected to be christened in the summer.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in wedding mode this weekend – just weeks after tying the knot themselves in Windsor.
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked loved up as they enjoyed Prince Harry’s cousin Celia McCorquodale’s wedding to George Woodhouse in the village of Rochford, Lincolnshire.
Obviously events such as Meghan and Harry’s wedding and Trooping the Colour were exceptions
Richard Fitzwilliams, royal expert
Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Harry and Meghan were there lending royal support to his cousin.”
Express.co.uk reported last week royals fans will catch a glimpse of Kate and Prince Louis at his christening this summer – before the new mum returns to official royal duties in October.
It is believed the duchess is taking a longer than usual maternity leave and may not return to the public eye until October.
But if Kate and Prince William’s plans for George and Charlotte are anything to go by, the duchess and her new son will be seen in a matter of weeks at Prince Louis’ christening.
Details for Prince Louis’ christening have not yet been confirmed by palace officials, but the special day could take place in late June or July, if following the sequence of events as her previous children.
Duchess Kate, 37, is said to be enjoying a longer maternity leave after feeling like she went back to work too quickly with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Mr Fitzwilliams last week told Express.co.uk: “Kate will be resuming Royal duties after taking extended maternity leave as expected after Louis’s birth, probably in the autumn.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK