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Why Did Meghan Markle Skip the Farewell Trip When Queen Elizabeth Died?

On Thursday, the entire world was abuzz amidst the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

For many Brits, this is a time of mourning. But the world’s relationship with this anachronistic monarchy is complicated.

On a micro level, Duchess Meghan Markle has also experienced a complicated relationship with her in-laws.

Despite previous reports, Meghan did not travel with Harry to Balmoral. Why?

Meghan, Harry, Elizabeth
Meghan with Harry and the Queen. (Photo via Getty)

On Thursday morning, the reports said that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were en route to Balmoral.

At the time, the official word was that the Queen was “under medical supervision.”

Common sense and insider whispers at the time said that she had already passed, but that they were waiting to announce it.

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Meghan Markleduring her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey. (Photo via CBS)

But Meghan did not end up making the journey with her husband.

BBC’s royal correspondent, a job as conceptually goofy as it sounds, Nicholas Witchell has a theory.

Witchell suggested this week that Meghan may have feared not being “warmly welcomed” by certain in-laws.

Meghan Markle with a Very Large Hat
Meghan Markle is wearing quite a hat in this photo. Not sure if we like it or not.

This is not to say that Meghan has just been chilling out at home laughing along with Twitter’s celebratory memes.

It is believed that she spent the night in London.

She simply did not travel to Scotland with Harry. This, it seems, was a late “change of plan.”

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Prince Harry reportedly hoped that his relationship with Prince William would improve once he moved to America. But a new deal that Harry and Meghan have reached with Netflix seems to have made the situation worse.

“She might not be terribly warmly welcomed, to be perfectly candid about it,” Witchell speculated.

Certainly, that narrative fits with the virulent racism that some hardcore fans of the monarchy have thrown at her.

Additionally, British tabloids have spent years painting Meghan as an antagonistic specter for the unforgivable wrongdoing of marrying Harry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry greet fans in the year 2019 in this photo.

That said … Meghan absolutely experienced a great deal of hostility from her in-laws.

From questions about Archie’s skin tone to other racist microaggressions, the royal family should have been more welcoming.

The largest issue was always that the family bent over backwards to protect Kate, but did not do the same for Meghan.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2018
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are sharing an intimate moment with each other in this photo.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were nothing short of inspirational when they stepped away from The Firm.

In early 2020, they began their move — traveling to Canada and then to the United States.

Despite the media firestorm that has haunted them, the two have made a new life for themselves.

Meghan Markle: A Photograph
Meghan Markle looks on lovingly here, staring at her very hot husband, Prince Harry.

Harry remains part of the royal family. His grandmother was the late queen. His father is the new king.

However, he is no longer an active participant in the family’s brand. He is no longer acting as a mascot.

Like Rob Kardashian, except that Harry seems like a deliberately good person. Also, the Kardashians don’t siphon tens of millions of public money every year like a bloated tick latched onto the backs of the people.

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