Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 40, were not part of the congregation that gathered at Westminster Abbey to pay their respects to Prince Philip late last month. In March, a spokesperson for the couple revealed they would not be flying to the UK to attend the ceremony honoring the late Duke of Edinburgh who died last April.
Royal watchers have speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the guest list for another high-profile event, namely Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to his fiancée Nicola Peltz.
Brooklyn will wed actress Nicola on Saturday (April 9) at the beachfront family property in Palm Beach, Florida.
The nuptial destination is just a short flight from Harry and Meghan’s home in Montecito.
Public relations specialist Paul MacKenzie-Cummins believes the couple will not regain the trust of the British public if they choose to attend the ceremony.
The PR expert believes choosing to attend would be a bad decision for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
He claims the couple are “apparently unable to read the play” and that by attending would show a “lack of empathy”.
He told the Daily Star: “Harry and Meghan have chosen not to attend [the memorial]citing “security issues” as the reason.
“Still, they have no qualms about attending a celebrity-led wedding where the groom marries the daughter of a billionaire in Florida. They’re frankly assholes.
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The Beckhams have had close ties to the royal family for several years and were among the guests who gathered in Windsor for Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018.
During their time as senior royals, Meghan publicly showed her support for fashion designer Victoria by wearing her pieces to official engagements.
Prince Harry also shares a long-standing relationship with former professional footballer, David.
In February 2020, David opened up about his relationship with Harry, calling the royal “amazing”.
The former Manchester United player praised the former senior royal for “growing up” and discussed Harry’s plans to move to California – where he and wife Victoria also have a base.
He told ET Online: “I haven’t spoken to Harry about his move.
“We talk as friends and that’s the most important thing for me. I think he likes being a young first-time dad and that’s what we’ve always talked about.”
David added: “We love him and he’s an amazing person – and that’s the most important thing – but I’m proud to watch him grow as an individual and be that person every dad wants to be. “
A number of close friends of Victoria and David are expected to be in attendance at the Brooklyn nuptials.
Guests include Gordon Ramsay, Eva Longoria and the Spice Girls.
Mel B has confirmed that she will be present with her mother during an appearance on the Lorraine show.
The Beckham-Peltz wedding is covered exclusively by Vogue.