Meghan Markle won't accompany Prince Harry to UK to unveil tribute to Princess Diana - reports

Prince Harry will once again be without his wife as he travels to the UK in the coming weeks to unveil a tribute to his mother Princess Diana.

Sources told British media outlets that Meghan Markle - who also didn't fly from the US to Harry's homeland for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip - won't be making the trip. Harry and his brother Prince William will unveil a statue of Diana at Kensington Palace on July 1, which would have been her 60th birthday. 

"Meghan is not going to travel. She has just had a baby and Harry will travel alone," a source told the Mirror.

It comes after a US media outlet last week reported an insider as saying Meghan would be a "secret guest" at the unveiling. 

“Meghan knows how hard it was to attend his grandfather’s funeral alone and doesn’t want that to happen again. Harry was given the cold shoulder by most of his relatives, with several refusing to talk to him or even make eye contact," they told Radar Online

The Daily Mail reports that the Queen has invited Prince Harry for lunch at Windsor Castle while he is in the UK. It's been described as a "typically magnanimous gesture" by the monarch that may allow them to work through the current issues.

It would be the first one-on-one sit down between the pair since Megxit last year. Harry did see his grandmother at Prince Philip's funeral, but only briefly with other members of the family. 

Not attending Philip's funeral earlier this year - supposedly because doctors said she was too pregnant to travel - meant Meghan didn't have to face the royal family after she raised allegations of racism and neglect in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

Harry was instead left to fend for his own. While he was seen chatting casually to his brother - with whom he has been feuding with for the last two years - sources said afterwards that the pair are still not in regular contact. 

Since then, Harry has only gone on to make more claims about his family, including his father, Prince Charles. He said in an Apple documentary released last month that in the aftermath of Diana's death, Charles said Harry needed to get used to the media attention. 

"That doesn't make sense. Just because you suffered, it doesn't mean that your kids have to suffer. In fact, quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that any negative experiences you had, you can make it right for your kids."