Meghan Markle snubs the Met Gala as Prince Harry prepares for King Charles’ Coronation
Meghan Markle was nowhere to be seen at this year’s Met Gala, despite mounting speculation the Duchess of Sussex would attend the fashion extravaganza.
The actress, 41, was rumoured to be making her debut at this year’s star-studded red carpet as her husband Prince Harry prepares to attend King Charles’ Coronation next week.
However, it seems Meghan and Harry remained at home in California as the Met Gala unfolded in New York.
The royal couple are currently busy getting ready to celebrate their son Archie’s fourth birthday, which falls on the same day as the Coronation.
It’s thought one issue for Meghan attending the Met Gala would have been the amount of security needed to ensure her safety.
Back in 2018, Harry and Meghan almost served as Oscars hosts but security risks prevented it from happening, according to reports.
“There were calls back and forth between teams, some early fashion queries were even made,” gossip blogger Elaine Lui wrote on LaineyGossip at the time.
She added: “They couldn’t make it work. My sources told me, though the willingness was strong on both sides, it’s very unlikely that it will happen.”
The theme for this year’s Met Gala centred around fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
The subsequent exhibition, titled ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’, will celebrate the late style icon’s work at Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous label.