Prince Harry turned down the invite to the Duke of Westminster’s wedding to avoid any “awkward” encounters with the royal family.
According to Page Six, the Duke of Sussex received a wedding invitation to witness his pal exchanging marital vows with Olivia Henson.
However, he personally called the Duke, Hugh Grosvenor, to apologise and let him skip his wedding.
The outlet suggested that Harry, 39, said it would be best if he and his wife Meghan, 42, do not show up at the wedding to avoid any possible awkward meetings with the royals.
The publication also cited a source, affirming, “Harry actually got a ‘save the date’ card a few months ago.”
The insider went on to share that the Spare author “called Hugh and said it would be too awkward if he and Meghan Markle attended, so he made his apologies and Hugh understood.”
The engagement would mark the first meeting between the Duchess of Sussex and Princess of Wales since the funeral of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022.
However, in the wake of the new tensions rising after Omid Scobie’s newly released book Endgame, Prince Harry’s decision to avoid the wedding is a well curated one.
For the unversed, last week, news of the identity revelations of the “racist royal” took the internet by storm.
It was reported by several outlets that the names of the two working royals who raised “concerns” over the complexion of Prince Archie were revealed in the Dutch version of the 400-page book.
Harry and the Suits alum opted to stay mum on the controversial book and its claims.
Back to the wedding festivities, The Sunday Times reported that Grosvenor chose future king Williams over Harry to attend his wedding take place next summer to avoid a clash among estranged brothers.
Noticeably, the father of two and his older brother Prince William are best friends with Hugh Grosvenor–dubbed as the godfather to both their sons, Prince Archie and Prince George, 10.