Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not attend this year’s Royal Ascot — the fancy horse race that’s one of the highlights of England’s social season — but their names were apparently on everyone’s lips.
And not in a good way.
A source told Page Six, “The gossip in the royal enclosure was how happy everyone was that Meghan and Harry weren’t here.”
The stands were particularly abuzz about the frosty relationship between Camilla and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said an insider.
Meg made her debut at the event in 2018 to much fanfare.
Some even thought that Camilla may have been throwing regal shade at Markle by wearing Dior to the event — right after rumors that Markle was inking a “mega-bucks” deal with the high-end brand were unfashionably shot down.
A source who attended the royal event told Page Six: “Camilla’s friends say she remains furious at Harry and Meghan” after Harry called her a “wicked stepmother” in his memoir, “Spare,” released in January.
The source added, “Camilla tells Charles they make her uncomfortable, and Charles loves her unconditionally — he made her queen and will choose her well-being over them every time.”
But the source added, “Camilla knows not to go too far, as Charles still loves Harry.
“Everyone blames Meghan for the entire mess.”
Chatter at Royal Ascot was about Camilla’s frosty relationship with Harry and Meghan. Chatter at Royal Ascot was about Camilla’s frosty relationship with Harry and Meghan