Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor are expected to spend the festive season in the USA with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. The couple announced last month they would not be at Sandringham this year for the traditional royal festivities. And now there’s another royal event the pair plan to snub.
The Queen will play host to the NATO leaders, their partners and delegations at a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, December 3.
The NATO banquet has been organised to mark the 70th anniversary of the NATO alliance.
A number of royals are due to attend the NATO banquet including Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Normally, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be expected to attend all major royal events such as the NATO banquet.
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Harry and Meghan, however, will not be guests at the NATO banquet.
Instead, the couple will continue to spend time away from royal duties as they enjoy a six-week break from their work.
The Sussex couple’s absence is the second time the American-born royal has avoided meeting the US President.
The first occasion was earlier this year when Donald Trump conducted a state visit to the UK.
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Meghan Markle news: Meghan did not see Donald Trump when he visited in June (Image: GETTY)