Meghan Markle’s ex-pal slams Sussexes for ‘totally egocentric’ coronation resolution

An ex-pal of Meghan Markle slammed the royal as “egocentric” for bowing out of attending King Charles III’s upcoming coronation.

“I believe Meghan just isn’t coming to the coronation as a result of she is aware of she’s going to get booed however she’s placing her personal emotions and worries about being booed earlier than her youngsters,” British tv presenter Lizzie Cundy, 54, informed the Day by day Mirror.

Cundy is especially incensed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s two youngsters gained’t be there for the momentous event.

“I believe it’s a travesty that Lilibet and Archie aren’t going to be at their grandfather’s coronation,” she shared.

“What is going to Harry and Meghan say to them once they’re older? Once they say ‘Why weren’t we there on the most historic second in British historical past? Why weren’t we on that balcony?’” Cundy added.

Lizzie Cundy and Meghan Markle.
An ex-friend of Meghan Markle has criticized the royal for skipping the coronation.
Lizzie Cundy.
Cundy first met Markle in 2013 once they had been seated collectively at an occasion.

“What is going to Meghan reply? ‘I knew I used to be going to get booed so I didn’t need to go,’” she opined. “She’s placing herself earlier than anybody and actually, Harry by boasting concerning the Taliban has put his family and the safety risk at its highest kind.

“Not solely the royal household however the entire nation.”

Cundy first met Markle in 2013 when she was requested to sit down subsequent to the previous “Deal or No Deal” briefcase woman at a charity occasion. Cundy reportedly tried to arrange the then-single Markle with footballer Ashley Cole. The 2 stopped talking when Markle started relationship Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in NY in 2023.
The palace introduced on Wednesday that Markle shall be staying in California whereas Prince Harry attends the Coronation subsequent month.
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The Sussexes had been final within the UK collectively for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Prince Harry could be attending his father’s coronation subsequent month however Markle could be staying in California with their two youngsters, Prince Archie — who shall be turning 4 on the day of the coronation — and Princess Lilibet.

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“Buckingham Palace is happy to verify that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey on Might 6,” a palace spokesperson informed Web page Six.

“The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

Meghan Markle in Tonga in 2018.
Markle feels it will be “inauthentic” to attend the Coronation amid her rift with the royals.
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An insider informed us there was “no means” the “Fits” alum would miss son Archie’s 4th birthday, which falls on the day of the Coronation.
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Web page Six completely reported that Markle felt it will be “inauthentic” if she attended the coronation because of the strained relations between herself and the royal household.

“They needed to decide that felt real and genuine, particularly after every thing that has been stated and all of the issues which have gone down,” an insider acquainted with the household informed us. “They care about their household, so Meghan goes to remain [in California] and Harry goes to help his dad.”

One other insider defined, “There was no means that Meghan was going to overlook her son’s birthday.”

King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Charles’ coronation is going on on Might 6.
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This shall be Harry’s first reunion with members of the royal household for the reason that January launch of his blockbuster memoir, “Spare.”

The California-based royal can reportedly count on a frosty reception from his household.

Royal sources reveal that they’ve “no curiosity” in speaking to Harry “past probably the most primary of greetings,” with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie — with whom he has remained on good phrases — being the one “exception.”