Meghan Markle has solidified her spot in King Charles’ coronation festivities, despite her confirmed absence from the big day.
In the official coronation souvenir program, Markle is front and center with the greater royal family.
The 84-page magazine, which went on sale Monday, showcases Markle in a family portrait taken in 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured mid-laugh, in a photograph captured for Charles’ 70th birthday.
Meghan Markle is featured in the program on sale for King Charles’ coronation. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Photographer Chris Jackson confirmed the photo had been used on his social media, revealing he “had such fun taking it,” while also noting it was “nice to see” the photo included.
The photo also shows the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, as well as their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and a then-baby Prince Louis.
This photo of the royal family from 2018 is included in the official coronation souvenir program. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Clarence House)
King Charles holds on to a gleeful Prince George, second-in-line to the throne, after his father William, while Queen Camilla snuggles up to Princess Charlotte, pointing off in the distance.
In the photo, brothers William and Harry beam next to one another, in what appears to be happier times since their now infamous rift.
Prior to their departure as senior royals in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were frequently spotted at engagements with the royal family. (Stephen Pond)
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The program also includes a detailed history of Their Majesties’ lives, while offering a sneak-peak into coronation day.
A request for comment on Meghan’s inclusion was not immediately returned by Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their senior royal roles in January 2020, giving up certain privileges when they removed themselves from the forefront of the monarchy.
Choosing to settle in California and significantly distancing themselves from the family, Harry and Meghan’s relationship with King Charles and the royals has remained tumultuous, amplified this winter by the release of their Netflix show “Harry & Meghan,” as well as Harry’s tell-all memoir “Spare.”
Prince Harry has been confirmed to attend his father’s coronation, while Meghan will stay home with their children, Archie and Lilibet. (Oli Scarff/AFP)
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After much anticipation, the palace confirmed last week that Prince Harry would be in attendance at his father’s coronation.
“Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th,” the palace detailed in a statement last week.
“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet,” they added.
Archie, who will turn 4 the same weekend of his grandfather’s coronation, is said to be celebrating his birthday with his mother and sister, per People magazine, instead of attending the multi-day celebration.
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With only weeks remaining before the celebratory weekend, invitations are still being finalized. The royal family posted a series of invitations being personalized to their Instagram.
“The 2,000 invited guests to the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey will each receive a personalized invitation that has been beautifully hand-finished by a small team of calligraphers. Among the guests at the Coronation will be over 450 British Empire Medal recipients, who have been invited in recognition of the contributions made by remarkable volunteers, charity representatives and community champions,” the caption read.