PRINCE Harry is thinking about skipping the Oscars over a hotly-tipped biopic about his mother – but Meghan Markle is desperate to return to the Hollywood scene, it’s reported.
Sources in the US say the Duke of Sussex doesn’t want to run into Kristen Stewart during awards season following her portrayal as Princess Diana.
The actress is likely to be nominated for an Academy Award for her titular role in film Spencer.
And while the Sussexes have been invited to “all the big events”, Harry was “pretty appalled” with the movie, and would prefer to not to attend the ceremony, it’s claimed.
However, mum-of-two Meg would reportedly like to see her friends at LA’s glitziest parties.
The source told OK! US that Spencer “struck a sour note with Harry”.
“He’s pretty appalled by the film,” they said.
“[Meghan and Harry] have been invited to all the big events and planned on attending the Oscars too, but they’d almost certainly come face-to-face with Stewart since she’s a lock for a best actress nomination.”
Meghan “figures they can just ignore Kristen or be briefly polite, but Harry’s not one to be fake, and his nerves are still raw”, the source said.
The duke has reportedly considered staying home for the event.
“He’s actually thinking about skipping the Oscars, but Meghan really wants back into the Hollywood scene,” they said.
The film won rave reviews – while many have also acknowledged how painful Diana’s depiction will be for Harry and William.
It covers a weekend in 1991 when Diana and Charles were in Sandringham for Christmas amid speculation their marriage was at an end.
In director Pablo Larraín’s reimagining of the break, the princess hallucinates and considers taking her own life.
Her friends say they believe she’d be “horrified” with the movie.
Magazine editor Ingrid Seward told The Telegraph. “It hadn’t been a good year for Charles and Diana at all.
“Their marriage was breaking up pretty rapidly.”
But she said Diana was not self-harming that weekend, as portrayed in the film.
“That Christmas, she was there with Fergie,” Ms Seward said.
“She wasn’t speaking to Charles, but she wasn’t cutting herself at that stage.
“They’ve piled every bad thing into one weekend which is taking poetic licence a little far.”
Meghan and Harry’s representatives have been contacted for comment.
However, earlier this month, they say unnamed sources will no longer speak for the couple, and the communications team at their charity Archewell will speak on the record or not at all.
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