The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly turned down a visit to Her Maj’s Scotland home this summer, saying that four-month-old Archie is too young.
But on Friday Meghan boarded a last-minute flight to New York to watch her pal Serena Williams in the US Open Final, which she went on to lose yesterday.
She reportedly flew on a British Airways commercial plane, having recently come under fire for travelling with Harry on a string of private jets.
But the New York trip has now sparked reports the Queen was left “hurt and disappointed” by Meghan and Harry’s Balmoral snub.
The Mail on Sunday described the move as an “outright snub”, “at a time when she likes to bring her friends and family together”.
According to insiders the monarch had also been looking forward to “a few days of merry chaos” with her great-grandchildren during the Highland Games.
But despite the reports, other insiders say Meghan and Harry’s decision not to travel to Balmoral was far from a snub.
One source close to the couple told Bazaar: “Given that they were both working through the majority of August it was not something that was scheduled this summer.