In his second Christmas address as monarch, King Charles III acknowledged the volunteers and thanked the working members of the royal family for their service. There was not a single mention of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the speech. This was reported by The Daily Express.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, along with their children, received acknowledgment for their contributions. Other senior royals, like Princess Anne and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, were also recognized for their service.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were simply ignored in the King’s Christmas speech, despite the Sussexes participating in charitable visits and attending the Invictus Games this fall.
The explanation for this is simple – their contribution was minimal, and since 2020, they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. While some loyal supporters may critique the King for this exclusion, it appears appropriate considering recent events.
Let’s remind ourselves that the relationship between the King and his younger son began to deteriorate after Harry, together with his wife Meghan, left the country, stepping away from the Royal Family. Since then, he has repeatedly worsened the situation by making endless accusations against his father and other relatives.
Initially, Harry and Meghan gave a notoriously scandalous interview to Oprah Winfrey, then participated in a documentary series that criticized all family members. And then, Prince Harry even published memoirs, in which he raised new claims against King Charles and the entire family.
Looks like the path to reconciliation between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family won’t be easy, considering all the recent events.