Prince Harry Is Reportedly Upset That He Can't Be at Balmoral With the Rest of the Royal Family This Year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are missing the annual royal trip to Balmoral Castle this year. Harry is reportedly upset but Meghan doesn't mind skipping.

  • While the rest of the royal family is hanging out in Scotland at Balmoral Castle, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their one-year-old son, Archie Harrison, are staying put in California.
  • A royal source says that Harry is very "upset" to be missing the annual trip, but can't travel to be with his family right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Meghan, on the other hand, is reportedly not bothered by missing the trip and is instead focused on decorating the couple's new home in Montecito, California.

This month, Prince William and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) took their kids to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to visit the Queen (opens in new tab). Summer trips to Balmoral are a longstanding royal tradition, but, obviously, not every member of the royal family was able to make it this year.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab), and their one-year-old son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab), are officially living in California now and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, they aren't able to travel across the Atlantic to be a part of the trip. And, apparently, Harry is not happy (opens in new tab) about it. 

A royal source told In Touch (opens in new tab) that Harry is "upset" that he's stuck in the United States and "can't make" his family's annual trip to Balmoral. As upset as Harry reportedly is, however, Meghan is reportedly...well, not upset.

"[She] doesn’t feel like she’s missing out," the source said of Meghan's reaction to missing the Balmoral (opens in new tab) vacay. "She’s been too busy decorating their new Montecito mansion."

By all accounts, the Sussexes (opens in new tab) were definitely invited to join in the festivities and their absence is purely an issue of timing and circumstances—not evidence of any bad blood or royal feuding. So, at least there's that?

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