Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Were Only Working Royals To Skip Dinner With Trump
On Monday night, almost all of the working royals in the U.K. congregated to dine with President Donald Trump and his family.
As Town & Country points out though, two members were conspicuously absent: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. They recently welcomed a baby, Archie Harrison, but Trump also referred to Meghan as "nasty," in an interview just prior to his arrival in the U.K., prompting speculation that that was the real reason for their absence.
ICYMI, in the lead-up to the presidential election, Meghan, not then yet a member of the royal family, called Trump "divisive" and "misogynistic." When reminded of that, Trump said he didn’t know she was "nasty." Later, aides told HuffPost that he was simply referring to her remarks, not her as a person. While Harry did meet with Trump briefly, he reportedly appeared to absent himself from his presence as soon as possible.
During the banquet, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the "longstanding friendship" between the U.K. and the U.S. Prince Charles was also in attendance, and photographed alongside First Lady Melania Trump.
The Duchess of Cornwall (Charles’ wife), Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward were also in attendance.