Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly snubbed an invite to Prince Andrew’s birthday, it has been claimed
Harry and Meghan will not be making the trip from Canada for his uncle’s 60th birthday on February 19.
Neil Sean, a UK-based royal correspondent who appears on US TV, told Fox News that “it’s not very nice for the Queen”.
He said: “A mole [told] me it’s an open secret they declined the invite but it’s not very nice for the Queen as, whatever people say and think, he is [still] her son and she wanted her close family around her.
“The reason given is that they already have commitments on the day but also plan to send a gift/card and a video message to be played at the party.”
The royal broadcaster claimed the Queen had made plans for a big party for her third child’s birthday, one which would also celebrate his charity work.
But he claims to have been told by a palace source that Her Majesty is now “understood to be holding only a small family dinner.”
Andrew has been hit by scandal over his relationship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, his car-crash interview with BBC Newsnight and claims he had sex with Virginia Giuffre when she was aged 17, which he denies.