When President Donald Trump returns to Buckingham Palace for a reception on Tuesday night, two of the royal household’s most well-known faces received’t be in attendance.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, will miss the occasion whereas the President and First Girl Melania Trump go to for the NATO summit, which is being held exterior London in Watford.
Off the heels of strained relations with the U.Ok. tabloid press, the royal couple is taking a break from their duties through the vacation season, in keeping with reviews from Folks and CNN.
Trump’s upcoming go to is the second that American-born Meghan will miss; she was on maternity go away when he final met with Queen Elizabeth II and different royals, together with Prince Harry, in June.
Simply forward of that go to, Trump referred to Meghan as “nasty,” in an interview with the U.Ok. tabloid newspaper The Solar after studying that she had criticized him in a 2016 interview earlier than his election—and earlier than the wedding that will make her a member of the British royal household.
“Sure, after all Trump is divisive,” Meghan mentioned within the interview on The Nightly Present with Larry Wilmore, including that the then-candidate was “misogynistic” and “so vocal about it.”
“I didn’t know that she was nasty,” Trump mentioned when requested in regards to the feedback, in keeping with the newspaper. Trump later tweeted a denial.
Regardless of Meghan and Harry’s absences on Tuesday, the household will nonetheless be represented by the Queen, Prince Charles, Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, through the go to.