A spokesman for Diana’s second son announced on Friday that the queen’s grandson would not attend a religious ceremony later this month in honor of Prince Consort Philip, without giving further details. He explained that Harry will be visiting his grandmother “shortly”.
Prince Harry was accused on Saturday by the British press of “ignoring the queen” for canceling her attendance at the tribute that Elizabeth II will pay to her husband Felipe, who died in April 2021.
The British newspaper The Sun headlined its Saturday edition with the phrase “Harry’s rudeness to Philip.” In the pages of the diary, Angela Levin, author of a book about Harry, affirms that, with his absence, the prince not only “disrespects the Duke of Edinburgh [the late Felipe] but, above all, the queen ».
Harry and his wife Meghan decided in 2019 to distance themselves from the British royal family and live in California.
The ceremony in honor of Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99, will take place on March 29.
Although the presence of Queen Elizabeth II is supposed, her fragile health (aggravated in recent months by being infected with covid-19) increases doubts.