Meghan Markle is set to avoid yet another UK return with Prince Harry next week as he attends an event to mark 10 years of the Invictus Games

Meghan Markle Princess KateMeghan Markle’s strained relationship with the Royal Family is showing no signs of subsiding as the Duchess once again misses out on a return to the UK.

It’s been confirmed the former Suits star will not be joining her husband Prince Harry when she returns to England for the 10th year anniversary celebration of the Invictus Games next week. Instead, she will be staying stateside with their children before she heads to Nigeria with the Duke shortly after.

With the former Suits star’s fragile relationship with Princess Kate well known, a resurfaced clip of her talking about their differences has been shared online. However, at the time, it appeared as though Meghan was hailing the “different personalities” of herself, Harry, Kate and Prince William.

The Waleses and Sussexes
The Waleses and Sussexes have a strained relationship 
The message came during a joint appearance with Prince Harry and Waleses at the Royal Foundation Forum in 2018. Meghan said: “Thank goodness it’s such differing personalities and that everyone’s very communicative because that’s how you can really see bigger change. If everyone’s thinking the same way, how are you going to push the envelope? You know, how are you really going to break through in a different sort of mindset?”

She continued: “Changing mindsets and all of that is part of this communication that we have constantly. So, I think it’s part of the reason we’ve had so much success with Heads Together and whatever we end up working on moving forward.”

Things have dramatically soured since those words and now Meghan is seen to be actively avoiding any interaction with the Royal Family. It’s claimed her decision to steer clear of the UK next week shows she wants to “isolate herself from Buckingham Palace”.

PR expert Ryan McCormick says she is more focused on her desire to establish an “independent presence” with this new venture, away from the Royal Family. “Meghan choosing not to join Harry in the UK may have to do with her focusing more efforts on her new company American Riviera Orchard,” he said.

“At the same time, the Duchess may wish to further isolate herself from Buckingham Palace. Why? Markle could be tired out from the Royals or see the close association as an obstacle towards further establishing an independent business and personal presence in the US.”