Royal expert and author Tom Quinn has said people are likely to accuse Meghan Markle of being ‘selfish’ by snubbing the UK and not seeing the Royal Family when Prince Harry visits London next week

Meghan Markle will be accused of being “selfish” by not coming to see King Charles and Catherine and taking the ongoing family row “to the extreme”, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex will not join her husband, Prince Harry, during his visit to London as he takes part in a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at St Paul’s Cathedral. The reason why Meghan will not join the Duke of Sussex has not been revealed, but royal experts believe she fears “waves of abuse” if she returns to the UK.

Meghan last visited the UK in September 2022 and made no return last year or this year, so far. Now, royal expert and author Tom Quinn said it seems that, by not travelling to England, Meghan might be “holding grudges” against the Royal Family – and this could cause people to brand her “selfish”.

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The author told us: “Meghan will be accused of being selfish by not coming to see King Charles and Kate. Everyone in the UK knows what it’s like to have a family row, but few of us take family rows to the extreme as Meghan has done. People are beginning to ask why can’t Meghan just grow up and accept that families fall out but that holding grudges is just selfish and immature.”

Quinn’s comments come after ITV News’ royal correspondent Chris Ship recalled that when Harry and Meghan were booed by royalists at St Paul’s Cathedral when attending a service for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The expert told The Sun’s Royal Exclusive Show that Meghan would not want to experience that again. “The difficulty is you remember last time they went to St Paul’s Cathedral, which was for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, they got booed,” he said.

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“We heard the boos for them. We should be clear there was also people cheering for them, but there were definitely boos at St Paul’s Cathedral,” he added, “so going back there I can see why Meghan may not wish to accompany Harry there.”

Meghan will be joining Harry in Nigeria later on in the month though, the next stop on an Invictus Tour. Chris believes that Meghan is seen differently in Africa than in her husband’s homeland. “As much as Meghan in this country is a bit of Marmite character, people love her or people really don’t love her, she is likely to be seen very very differently in Africa,” Mr Ship said.

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Another royal expert noted that Meghan’s reasons for staying away could be as simple as concerns over childcare and her safety. Speaking on Newsweek’s Royal Report podcast, Royal Correspondent Jack Royston explained his views on why Meghan would not come to the UK, but will be taking part in the Nigerian trip. He said: “The centrepiece of this visit is a service of Thanksgiving for Invictus at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Now the last time Meghan went there, Meghan and Harry were booed by royalists. That was during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. There were cheers as well, but there were certainly boos, and that was during a similar service of Thanksgiving.”

Jack then noted that Meghan is likely to receive a much friendlier welcome for the trip to Nigeria – despite ignoring warnings over their safety. He continued: “By contrast, Meghan will obviously get a very positive welcome in Nigeria, so, she may simply be choosing guaranteed good PR over the possibility of another moment of hubris at the hands of monarchists who don’t really like her very much.”

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