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Kate 'reluctantly missed final goodbye with the Queen so Meghan wouldn't come - on King Charles' request'
17 April 2023, 15:41 | Updated: 17 April 2023, 15:48
Kate Middleton has "built up resentment" towards Meghan Markle after they were asked by King Charles to stay away from Balmoral in Queen Elizabeth's final moments.
"The King said it was only for the children and grandchildren to be with the Queen," Mr Jobson wrote in his latest book, Our King.
"Privately, he wanted to say Meghan was not welcome," he added.
"But he couldn't say that to Harry so he personally intervened and asked Kate to stay back so that it was fairer on Meghan."
That is despite the Princess of Wales being determined to say goodbye to the Queen in her final moments.
Prince William joined his father, Prince Andrew and other senior members of the royal family as the Queen died, but Prince Harry never made it in time.
In his bombshell memoir 'Spare', which was released in January, the Duke of Sussex revealed he whispered to the Queen that he "hoped she was happy" once he arrived.
Prince Harry also told the Queen that he admired her for fulfilling her duties until her final days.
It comes after the Sussexes revealed that only Prince Harry will be attending the Coronation, with Meghan staying in California with their children instead.
"Meghan was asked to the Coronation but her decision not to go is clearly evidence that she regards herself as totally distanced from the royal family," royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said, according to the Mail.