Kensington Palace shed some light on the reason that Duchess Meghan did not call into the Sandringham summit with Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Prince Charles.
“In the end, the Sussexes decided that it wasn’t necessary for the duchess to join,” a palace spokesman said in a statement to the Daily Mail on Tuesday, January 14.
Meghan, 38, was initially expected to dial into the meeting from Canada, where she has been staying with her and Harry’s 8-month-old son, Archie, on and off since Christmas.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth II attend Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, UK on June 26, 2018. Shutterstock
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Harry, 35, attended the summit in person at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, on Monday, January 13, with the queen, 93, his brother, William, 37, and their father, Charles, 71. Together, the royals discussed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from senior duties.
“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” Elizabeth said in a statement after the summit.