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Wednesday 18th September 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'shun' Queen's Balmoral invite as Archie is 'too young to travel'

Although he could fly to Ibiza…

Fresh from their private jet storm, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly "snubbed" the Queen by turning down her invite to Balmoral.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex apparently turned down the invite because their four-month-old son Archie is "too young to travel".

It comes after he flew on a private jet to Ibiza and also visited Sir Elton John's home in France.

Harry and Meghan have reportedly turned down the Queen's invite to Balmoral (Credit: Splash News)

A source told The Sun: "Harry and Meghan had no plans to go to Balmoral this summer as they felt Archie was too young. It’s a bit odd, as his age didn’t stop them taking him to Ibiza for a week and then to see Elton John in France."

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The Queen was said to be "disappointed" that Harry, Meghan and Archie turned down her invitation.

The monarch asks all of her family to enjoy a stay at her estate in the Scottish Highlands, where she and Prince Philip spend two months over the summer.

They are said to think Archie is "too young to travel", despite the tot recently going to France and Ibiza (Credit: Splash News)

Harry's brother Prince William, his wife Kate and their kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis flew up on a budget airline to visit the monarch.

If they want privacy or protection – which was Harry’s excuse for taking private jets – there is no more protected or private holiday destination than the Queen’s Scottish home.

The news comes as Harry spoke out about the family's use of private jets, saying it was sometimes necessary to use them in order to protect his "family's safety".

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The source added: "If they want privacy or protection –  which was Harry’s excuse for taking private jets – there is no more protected or private holiday destination than the Queen’s Scottish home."

The Queen is said to be "disappointed" by the "snub" (Credit: Splash News)

However, there are suggestions that part-time vegan and animal activist Meghan didn't want to go to Balmoral because of the activities that take place on the estate.

The source revealed: "It’s all very hunting, shooting, fishing up at Balmoral, so maybe that put Meghan off. She has never been to Balmoral and the Queen was disappointed they’re not going.”

The news comes as Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan delivered an ultimatum to Prince Harry over the private jet controversy.

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