Following a “warm” phone call that Harry had with his father, King Charles last November, it was reported that the couple was keen to return to the UK for Christmas with the royals.
An insider told a newspaper: “I can’t imagine the Sussexes would decline an invitation to spend time with His Majesty. As of yet, there have not been any invitations for the holidays.”
Meghan and Harry skipped the royal Christmas celebrations in Sandringham and stayed in California. But now, it is said that Harry felt “irritated” when he saw his uncle included in the televised broadcast of the Sandringham walkabout.
King Charles’ disgraced brother attended the Royal family’s traditional walk to Sandringham’s St Mary Magdalene church on Christmas morning, accompanied by his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. According to In Touch, “people are seeing it as another slap in the face to the Sussexes, and Harry would have to agree” because “they were the only family members who weren’t there [at the Christmas walkabout].”
A source told the outlet: “Harry finds it irritating that Andrew and Fergie joined the family at church,” adding that Andrew because of his ties with Jeffrey Epstein, and Fergie “because she’s not even part of the royal family and hasn’t been for some time”.