Royal Fans Think Prince Harry Ignored Meghan Markle at the MLB Game in London — Here’s What Really Happened

Being a royal couple means you’re not even able to sneeze without someone writing an article about it. Everything about the royal family — from their fashion choices to their subtle body language — is endlessly scrutinized by news outlets and fans alike. That’s why it’s no surprise that royal fans are questioning the moment that just occurred between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in London.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Dan Istitene – Pool/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand their role as public figures, yet they try to retain as much privacy as they can. This royal couple moved away from Kensington Palace and fortified their new home at Frogmore Cottage “life a fortress” to avoid prying eyes. Still, they can’t escape those cameras at royal events.

The latest rumor says that Prince William ignored his wife while the two were watching the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox. But is there any validity to this claim?

This video seems to show Prince Harry ignoring Meghan Markle

The video in clip in question portrays a moment where Meghan Markle turns to speak to Prince Harry and he doesn’t acknowledge her in the slightest. She turns back around to face front with a slightly perturbed look on her face.

“Is it my imagination or is Harry ignoring her?” said one social media user.

“The look on her face as she turns around after being completely ignored was priceless,” another person mused.

It was a surprise to see them at the game

Harry and Meghan
Duke and Duchess of Sussex | Alex Trautwig/MLB via Getty Images

Fans weren’t expecting to see the couple attending the game — technically, Meghan Markle is still on maternity leave until the fall and isn’t expected to be at any events. But they did receive personalized gifts from the MLB teams while they were there, including a tiny pinstriped shirt for little Archie from the Yankees and a mini bad and red onesie from the Red Sox.

Prince Harry threw out the first pitch.

Did Prince Harry reject his wife?

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ – it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA

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Though only Prince Harry knows his true intentions, the most likely answer to this question is that the Duke of Sussex couldn’t hear Meghan Markle addressing him. It’s not entirely evident based on the video, but baseball games are loud. Also he was already engaged in conversation with someone else and wasn’t paying attention to her.

Of course, it’s possible that Prince Harry cruelly rejected his wife’s attempt to speak with him. It just doesn’t seem like the most likely explanation.

This isn’t the first time Prince Harry was accused of cruelty

Royal fans no doubt remember a similar incident a few weeks ago during Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebration. While all the royal family members were standing on the balcony during Trooping the Colour, Prince Harry appears to tell Markle to “Turn around,” and “Look,” after she leans in to say something.

Once again, media made it sound like Prince Harry was being mean to his wife. But others argue he was just alerting his wife that the famed fly-past from the Royal Air Force was about to begin.

Again, there’s no way to know exactly what’s going through Prince Harry’s head at any moment. Based on his comments and general demeanor with his wife, it’s clear these two are still very in love and any perceived hostility just isn’t real.