Royal Family news latest: Prince Harry & Duchess’ no-show at Philip memorial ‘a slap in the face of the Queen’


MEGHAN & Harry’s no-show at Prince Philip’s memorial service is a “slap in the face of the Queen”, according to the Duchess’ estranged father.

The Duke of Sussex stayed at his £11million Californian mansion with wife Meghan, blaming his absence on a row over police protection — despite visiting the Netherlands next week for the Invictus Games.

Harry was the ONLY senior member of the Royal Family not to attend the service – while the public expressed their outrage at his “shameful” absence.

Speaking on his YouTube channel Meghan’s father Thomas Markle has now waded into the row.

He told co-host Karl Larsen: “Attending and giving respect and God’s grace to Prince Philip for a lifetime of service was very important to the Queen.

“And for them to not show up was a like a slap in the face to the Queen. It was unforgivable.

“The British people won’t forgive them for that, and they shouldn’t. I don’t know what the reason was, but there’s no excuse at all.

“It’s a slap in the face for the Queen and the British people.”

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