Meghan Markle will not meet President Trump during his upcoming U.K. visit


President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

UNITED KINGDOM. (CBS) –Has Meghan Markle bowed out of meeting President Trump? The president’s itinerary for his upcoming state visit to the U.K. has been released — and the Duchess of Sussex is nowhere on it.

Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump will have a ceremonial welcome by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace to kick off the visit June 3, BBC News reports. Mr. Trump will also meet several members of the royal family including Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

And while new dad Prince Harry is scheduled to join the group for lunch with Mr. Trump, it appears Meghan will be sitting it out — perhaps staying home with baby Archie.

Meghan’s schedule does not necessarily have any political overtones. She just gave birth May 6 and has not yet resumed public events. But she has expressed her distaste for Mr, Trump in the past. In a 2016 interview with Comedy central’s Larry Wilmore, she called then-candidate Trump “divisive. 

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