Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, will miss the event while the President and First Lady Melania Trump visit for the NATO summit, which is being held outside London in Watford.
Just ahead of that visit, Trump referred to Meghan as “nasty,” in an interview with the U.K. tabloid newspaper The Sun after learning that she had criticized him in a 2016 interview before his election—and before the marriage that would make her a member of the British royal family.
“Yes, of course Trump is divisive,” Meghan said in the interview on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, adding that the then-candidate was “misogynistic” and “so vocal about it.”
“I didn’t know that she was nasty,” Trump said when asked about the comments, according to the newspaper. Trump later tweeted a denial.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2019