- EXCLUSIVE: King Charles III is set to celebrate his 75th at Clarence House
- But Harry and Meghan have had no contact from Buckingham Palace about this
- A source told MailOnline that they did not get an invitation to the party
The Sunday Times reported that Prince Harry turned down an invitation to the birthday bash, and instead will stay in California.
But a spokesperson for the couple told MailOnline that the couple were not ever contacted about the celebrations in the first place.
‘There has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday. It is disappointing the Sunday Times has misreported this story,’ they said.
A source close to the Sussexes told MailOnline that the pair were not invited to the plans, which they were completely unaware of.
‘They had not received any invitation and were unaware of any celebrations until the stories came out,’ the source said.
They added that the Sussexes would normally have been included in plans for significant events, despite the widening gap between themselves and the rest of the royal family.
‘In this case, they aren’t and that’s okay. I’m sure the Duke will find a way to reach out privately to wish His Majesty a happy birthday like he always done.’
‘The story in The Times as well as subsequent stories have been positioned in a way to make it look like the Duke is snubbing his father, which he is not.’
The spokesperson for Meghan and Harry also denied that Meghan will be making a return to acting.
Relations have been strained since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals and moved to California.
They made a number of claims about their treatment by the Palace, including in a wide-reaching interview with Oprah and in Harry’s memoir.
Though the Duke since attended the coronation of his father at Westminster Abbey in May, his relationship with King Charles remains fractured – with the Royal Family not publicly noting his birthday in September.
An insider has claimed that the Duke of Sussex didn’t receive any personal well-wishes from his brother, Prince William, or his father King Charles.
In fact, they told The Telegraph: ‘Communications between the King and Prince Harry remain pretty poor. They don’t speak much, if at all.’
They said that one possible reason for this is that King Charles was disappointed with the way that Harry wrote about Queen Camilla in his autobiography, Spare.
The Duke said his stepmother is ‘dangerous’ and a ‘villain’ who left ‘bodies in the street’.
He wrote in Spare: ‘I have complex feelings about gaining a step-parent who I thought had recently sacrificed me on her personal PR altar.’
Harry also accused Charles and Camilla of ‘planting stories’ about William and his family: ‘Give Pa and Camilla an inch, he said, they take a mile.’
He told Good Morning America in an interview shortly after Spare was published: ‘We haven’t spoken for a long time. I love every member of my family, despite the differences.
‘So when I see her, we’re perfectly pleasant with each other. She’s my stepmother. I don’t look at her as an evil stepmother.
‘I see someone who married into this institution, and done everything she can to improve her own reputation and her own image, for her own sake.’
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace declined to comment, saying that the Palace does not comment on personal family matters.