Meghan Markle skipping President Trump's Buckingham Palace visit -- again

As President Donald Trump makes his second visit to Buckingham Palace this year, Meghan Markle once again won't be there.

The president is expected to attend a drinks reception at the palace during his two-day trip to London for a NATO summit. While Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are set to welcome Trump and other world leaders at the reception, Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince William will not be there.

People reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are skipping the event because it falls during their six-week hiatus from official royal duties, which was announced in November and also means that they'll miss Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas celebration at Sandringham.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, Their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’ mother Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of Her Majesty The Queen."

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April 2018

A month before her wedding, the duchess joined Prince Harry for the Commonwealth Youth Forum in the Audrey Pinstripe midi dress from Altuzarra, a Camilla and Marc blazer and Tamara Mellon Paramour pumps

July 2018

The duchess stepped out in a yellow Brandon Maxwell dress for an appearance with Prince Harry at the ‘Your Commonwealth’ Youth Challenge Reception in London's Marlborough House.

July 2018 

The royal made her Wimbledon debut with Duchess Kate, wearing a white and blue striped shirt and crisp white pants, both by Ralph Lauren. She paired the look with an Altuzarra Ghianda saddle bag

October 2018 

Meghan gave off major princess vibes in a beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress to attend the Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards at the famous Shangri-La hotel. 

October 2018

For a reception hosted by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria held during the royals' tour of the Pacific, the duchess opted for a navy dress made by Australian designer Dion Lee. 

October 2018 

Meghan looked glamorous as ever in a sleek white gown by Irish designer Theia to attend a black-tie reception with the King and Queen of Tonga.

February 2019

The then-pregnant duchess opted for a red Valentino midi dress an embroidered cape during an engagement during her royal tour of Morocco. She matched it with a pair of nude Gianvito Rossi pointed-toe pumps.

May 2018

To introduce baby Archie to the world, the new mom wore a white trench dress by British designer Grace Wales Bonner and Manolo Blahnik pumps.

October 2019

To host a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle at Windsor, the royal opted for a monochromatic burgundy ensemble, complete with a red pencil skirt by Hugo Boss, Joseph sweater and matching red pumps by Sarah Flint.

October 2019

The $289 Club Monaco Dremah silk dress she wore during her royal tour of Africa in October sold out in literal hours and caused a massive 570 percent spike in searches after the duchess' engagement. The 10-day visit to the continent was also met with a 45 percent increase in searches for shirt dresses after Meghan wore 5 different styles during her visit

Lyst's annual report also concluded that the year's biggest m

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Meanwhile, William's absence during Trump's visit to the palace will be due to his four-day solo tour of the Middle East that involves him visiting Kuwait and Oman.

Trump paid his first visit to Buckingham Palace back in June, during his official state visit to the United Kingdom. While Harry attended a private lunch with the Trump family -- where onlookers said that he noticeably "hung back" from the first family -- Meghan opted out of the official events, as their visit came less than a month after she had given birth to her first child, Archie Harrison. 

Also on that visit, all of Donald Trump's children attended the Buckingham Palace State Banquet, much to the confusion of the public, as State Banquets are usually reserved for official members of administrations.

Adding fuel to the fire of Trump's visit in June was his reaction the week prior to comments that Meghan had made back in 2016, calling him "divisive" and misogynistic."

"I didn't know [she said] that," he reportedly said at the time. "What can I say? I didn't know that she was nasty."

The president later denied uttering the comment and has since offered advice for Meghan amid her struggle with the way she's been treated by the international media.

"Well, I've been watching her interviews and I've seen it, and she's taken it very personally," Trump said during an interview with LBC's Nigel Farage at the end of October. "I guess you have to be a little bit different than that."

"But she takes it very, very personally, and I can understand it," he added. "But I don't know her. I will say I've met Harry, he's great. He is really a fine young man, the whole family is terrific."

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