Meghan Markle Absent from King Charles III Coronation as Prince Harry Represents the Couple

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, did not attend the coronation of King Charles III in London on May 6, instead staying at home in California with her two children.

Prince Harry represented the couple during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Buckingham Palace officials announced in April that Meghan would not be attending the festivities, but Harry would.

The day of the coronation was also Archie's fourth birthday.

The Duchess of Sussex denied a report claiming she did not attend the coronation because of a letter she reportedly wrote to King Charles two years ago.

Meghan's spokesperson stated that she is not focused on correspondence from two years ago and encouraged the media to stop creating a circus around the situation.

The letter allegedly concerned the duchess's concerns about unconscious bias within the royal family.

Harry and Meghan have had a strained relationship with the royal family since stepping down from their duties as senior members.

During the ceremony, Camilla, the queen consort, was also crowned along with King Charles.

Prince George, the son of Prince William, served as a page of honor for his grandfather during the coronation, which is not a typical role for the grandchildren of British monarchs.