MEGHAN Markle will likely never attend another royal event after snubbing the King’s coronation, a royal expert has claimed.
Prince Harry yesterday confirmed he will jet 5,000 miles for the historic event alone, while his wife stays in California with their two children.
Their decision is understood to be largely down to the fact the May 6 ceremony falls on son Archie’s fourth birthday.
Rob Jobson, author of upcoming book Our King: The Man and the Monarch Revealed, claims it is now unlikely the Duchess of Sussex will ever be at another official Palace event.
He said: “It is good news that Harry has accepted the invite and will be there to support his father.
“It is the most pragmatic move in a difficult situation and Harry has got it right.
“He would deeply regret it if he didn’t attend the biggest day of his father’s life.
“But the fact his wife is not attending means it is now highly unlikely we will ever see her attend an official or Palace event again — apart from maybe the King’s funeral.”
The former actress, 41, was last in the UK for the Queen’s funeral in September 2022.
Before that, the Sussexes made the transatlantic trip for the Platinum Jubilee in June.
Coronation invitations were issued to the couple more than five weeks ago but they kept the King, 74, and Queen, 75, waiting, even missing the soft April 3 deadline.
They waited until yesterday to confirm Harry will be at Westminster Abbey without his family.
Sources close to Meghan claim there were many reasons for her to stay behind, but the main one was to celebrate Archie’s big day.
The mum and son both travelled for the Platinum Jubilee last June despite it clashing with Lilibet’s first birthday.
But it is understood neither grandchild was invited to the 90-minute coronation because they are too young.
Harry, who will not have a formal role, is expected to stay at Frogmore Cottage for the last time next month before he moves out.
It is not thought he will be in either of the processions between the Palace and Abbey, or appear with the King and Queen on the balcony.
And it is understood the 38-year-old will not attend the concert at Windsor Castle, nor Sunday’s Big Lunch, on his “fairly quick” trip.
Yesterday’s announcement ends months of speculation and means organisers can finalise arrangements.
The Sun understands the seating plan was at an advanced stage and can now be signed off.