Back in November, a "senior royal source" made the rounds in the British press with claims that Doria had been invited by the Queen herself.
"It’s a mark of the Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn’t have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family," the senior source told Daily Express.
Now, royal correspondent Victoria Murphy has gone on the record, with her name attached and everything, to dispute the claims in a new interview with Yahoo UK‘s The Royal Box. "My understanding is that she’s not going. I don’t think that’s because they weren’t able to or anything like that, I just think it’s not usual for in-laws to go...I know it was suggested that she was going to go, but that was never confirmed."
This doesn't mean that the royal family doesn't love Doria - by all accounts, they really, really, do - but tradition has won out this time.
This article originally appeared on marie claire US