Meghan Markle and Prince Harry missed out on most historic events during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the United Kingdom. An expert believes it was a “deliberate” action to avoid getting the public’s attention.

Express UK reported that the assertions came from Annelise Nielsen, a correspondent for “Sky News.” She stated that the former working royals “sat out” multiple main events held across the celebration, including even the Platinum Party at the Palace concert.

The expert explained that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not seemingly want to draw attention “away from anything.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were indeed not present in most of the events during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The pair, alongside their two children, even left before the conclusion of the “grand finale” to return to their home in California.

Reports said that the Sussexes flew out of the United Kingdom via Farnborough Airport an hour before the Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, according to Mail Online.

An insider said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “just went,” adding that “there was no fanfare.” It is also stated that they “did not stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant,” which is Britain’s celebration over Queen Elizabeth II’s seven-decade reign.

On Saturday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were not around, as well, for the historic events. They, instead, celebrated the first birthday of their youngest child, who had just met the rest of the British Royal Family.

The family’s return to the United Kingdom marked her first time in the country. It also became the first time for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to meet the youngest member of the family in person.

The Sun revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex held an “informal garden party” at Frogmore Cottage to celebrate the special day. As reported, it featured balloons, party games, picnic-stye snacks, and a birthday cake.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did, however, attend the Service of Thanksgiving on Friday. They were present with the rest of the British Royal Family at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The former working royals also witnessed the Queen’s official birthday parade on Thursday. They were at the Major General’s Office of Buckingham Palace, alongside other British Royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. It marked their first time to fly to the country, along with their two children, since leaving their royal posts in 2020.