King Charles Forgets Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as He Honors 'Selfless Army' of Regular People in Christmas Speech

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King Charles snubbed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in his Christmas speech for the second year in a row.

Dec. 26 2023, Published 1:26 p.m. ET

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King Charles III chose to ignore Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the second year running in his Christmas Day Speech to Britain and the Commonwealth.

"Do unto others as you would have them do to you," His Majesty mentioned at one point during his message.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not on the Sandringham guest list of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Speculation about whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would attend Christmas at Sandringham with the royal family had been building for weeks. The duo spoke with the King via telephone on his 75th birthday, November 14, and even shared a video with the monarch of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana serenading him. Although it is unclear if the phone call was repeated on Christmas Day, the King was said to be angry with the pair since details of his birthday chat were leaked to the media.

The "translation error" scandal of Omid Scobie's Endgame over the last few weeks, in which both he and Kate, Princess of Wales, were named as potential "royal racists," is said to have eliminated the chance of an invite. Still, there were some analysts claiming that Harry and Meghan's first royal Xmas since 2018 was nothing but "fodder" all along.

"Harry and Meghan are unlikely to be mentioned. Omid Scobie's Endgame, which was an attack on the monarchy and caused considerable controversy, certainly won't be. It does seem likely that, with the situation in Gaza causing such concern, that it will be mentioned. The coming year is an election year in Britain. The King’s message, above party politics, will symbolize the continuity which the monarchy provides and which is so important," royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams previously dished.

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Prince Harry has not spent a Christmas with his father, King Charles III, since 2018.

That is exactly what the message did, as His Majesty mentioned the Israel-Hamas War, which has been raging since early October, in addition to thanking everyone for his May 6 coronation and mentioning his pleas for environmental conservation.

"My heart has been warmed by countless examples of the imaginative ways in which people are caring for one another, going the extra mile to help those around them simply because they know it is the right thing to do. To care for this creation is the responsibility owned by people of all faiths and of none," the monarch shared.

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King Charles delivered his second Christmas message as monarch on December 25, 2023.

The King continued: "We care for the Earth for the sake of our children’s children. They remind us to imagine ourselves in the shoes of our neighbors, and to seek their good as we would our own. My heart and my thanks go to all who are serving one another, all who are caring for our common home, and all who see and seek the good of others, not least the friend we do not yet know."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured at the 2023 Invictus Games.

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The New York Post reported on the King's speech.

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