Prince Harry will soon be returning to London to celebrate the Invictus Games, but Meghan Markle has decided not to join her husband and some people aren’t happy

Meghan Markle looking emotional

Meghan Markle will not be joining Prince Harry when he returns to the UK next week and one royal expert has slammed her “sad” decision.

The Duke of Sussex will visit London on May 8 for a special service to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games. He will give a reading during the event which will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, the same place his parents got married.

Royal commentator Charlotte Griffiths believes Harry will be “so lonely” without his wife and said the decision is “so sad”. She also suggested no senior members of the Royal Family will be by Harry’s side.

Meghan Markle wearing a grey blazer and white shirt, walking next to Prince Harry who is in a blue shirt and grey trousers
Meghan Markle will not be joining Prince Harry in the UK

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dressed in matching black outfits
The decision has been branded ‘so sad’ 
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Offices for the Sussexes and Buckingham Palace have not yet confirmed plans for Harry to meet with his family when he returns to the UK. Charlotte said the Invictus Games service will be “very stark” if Harry goes without his family.

Speaking to GB News, she added: “That’s where his parents got married. It’s going to be a very sombre and senior event.” Princess Diana and the then-Prince Charles married in 1981, but later split in 1992 and finalised their divorce in 1996.

Charlotte said Harry would likely want his wife by his side while he’s at St Paul’s Cathedral. “It’s a really important part of Harry’s soul, and the kind of thing he’d want his wife, maybe even his kids by his side for,” she explained.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, wearing a wedding dress designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel and the Spencer family Tiara, leave St. Paul's Cathedral following their wedding on July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

King Charles and Princess Diana married at St Paul’s Cathedral 
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Earlier this week, it was confirmed Meghan will not be joining Harry in the UK after months of speculation. Royal correspondent Chris Ship confirmed the news on X, formerly known as Twitter. He said: “Additional confirmation this morning that Meghan will not be joining Harry for the Invictus Anniversary service at @StPaulsLondon in London. But the Duchess of Sussex will join the Duke for an Invictus-inspired visit to Nigeria immediately after Harry leaves the UK.”