Why Harry And Meghan Didn’t Attend The Queen’s Reception?

Last night, Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the Queen’s annual Diplomatic Reception. The event was held at Buckingham Palace, and it is the biggest one this year, with over 1000 guests coming, which include senior royal family members, ambassadors, high commissioners and government officials. This was also an opportunity for Kate and Meghan Markle to wear a tiara…well for Kate at least. Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were absent from the royal reception, as they had to attend another even in Chelsea.

Meghan and Harry

Instead, Meghan and Harry were at Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund carol service. The Duchess was even rumoured to be doing a reading during the service, according to the carols service’s program. The two were photographed arriving at St. Luke’s Church there, Meghan in a navy dress and coat in her latest show of maternity style:

The event is made in honour of Henry van Straubenzee, who was the brother of Charlie van Straubenzee and passed away at the age of 18 in a car accident. Harry and William were close to both brothers. Earlier this year, Meghan and Harry attended Charlie’s wedding to Daisy Jenks, with Harry being his best man.

Harry and Meghan

Both Prince William and Prince Harry are joint patrons of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund fund, which helps fund education in Uganda in its most impoverished communities.

Meghan seems to be slowing down as she goes further in her pregnancy, as this week she only attended former First Lady Michelle Obama’s London Becoming book talk. After the event, Meghan and Michelle were reported to have had a “long” talk about “the importance of supporting and empowering women across all cultures and communities.”

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