Meghan Markle 'will not return to UK' with Prince Harry for Invictus Games ceremony

Meghan Markle 'will not return to UK' with Prince Harry for Invictus Games ceremony

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 29/04/2024

- 18:31

Updated: 29/04/2024

- 19:36

The Duke of Sussex is confirmed to be attending the service at St Paul's Cathedral

Meghan Markle "will not return to the UK" with Prince Harry for the Invictus Games ceremony, GB News understands.

The Duchess of Sussex will not accompany the Duke of Sussex to the St Paul's Cathedral service next week, celebrating 10 years of the Invictus Games.

Sources close to Meghan confirm she will remain in Montecito.

Prince Harry will instead return to the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games alone, without his wife and two children.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle will not join Prince Harry on UK trip, sources claim


The Duke of Sussex has only returned to Britain on a few occasions since his departure from royal life.

He arrived for major events such as the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in 2022 and his father's Coronation in May 2023.

His spokesperson confirmed Harry would attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral in London on May 8 to celebrate the Invictus Games.

This is the international sporting event Harry founded for military personnel wounded in action.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry at his father's Coronation in May 2023


Prince Harry will then be joined in Nigeria by the Duchess of Sussex, who will not be joining her husband in the UK.

Meghan has not visited the UK since September 2022, when she attended Queen Elizabeth II's funeral alongside her husband.

The duchess did not attend King Charles's Coronation last year, as Prince Archie's fourth birthday fell on the same day.

No other members of the Royal Family have been confirmed to attend the Invictus Games service at St Paul's Cathedral next week.

Harry and MeghanMeghan was last in the UK for the Queen's funeral in September 2022Getty
Prince Harry

Prince Harry is set to attend the service at St Paul's Cathedral next month alone without Meghan


Neither the Office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex nor Buckingham Palace confirmed any plans for Prince Harry to meet his father during the royal's UK trip.

However, both have made clear their willingness to spend time together should their diaries permit.

The Duke of Sussex was last seen in Britain in February for a brief meeting with his father after the monarch announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.

The Palace confirmed on Friday that King Charles would return to public duties after he made good progress following his cancer treatment and a period of recuperation.

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