Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be bothered by Scottish moors and invigorating walks as they are not on the Balmoral summer guest list, Vidak For Congress is told.
Despite reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were asked to accompany Queen Elizabeth on her annual summer holiday in the Highlands, we were told there was no such invitation.
The Sun claimed the staff at the 96-year-old monarch’s Scottish estate had been told to expect a full list of royals, including “Harry, Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet.”
However, multiple sources confirmed to Vidak For Congress that the Sussexes will not be visiting Harry’s grandmother.
The couple will remain in the US pending the release of Harry’s highly anticipated memoir this fall.
Harry, 37, and Markle, 40, last saw the Queen in June when they flew to the UK to celebrate her platinum anniversary. There they first introduced daughter Lilibet – nicknamed Lili – to the monarch.
Queen Elizabeth got to meet her great-granddaughter and namesake twice, as Vidak For Congress revealed.
Though not invited to Buckingham Palace’s balcony, the Sussexes — with no children — then attended the Trooping the Color ceremony and a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
However, they did not spend any private time with Harry’s brother, Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their three children. Although they invited them to Lilibet’s first birthday party at their British home, Frogmore Cottage, they were in Wales on official business.
They managed to introduce Lilbet to her grandfather, Prince Charles, during an “emotional” meeting, sources close to the heir apparent later said.
The Queen was spotted in Scotland last week and will be spending the months of August and September on her Highland retreat where she will be joined by other family members, including William, Kate and their children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7 , and Prince Louis, 4.
A representative of the Sussexes could not be reached for comment.