Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to play a significant role in King Charles' coronation if they are present at the event. The new monarch reportedly wanted the focus to be on him and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Will Be Sidelined During King Charles' Coronation?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's attendance at King Charles' coronation remains unclear. However, royal experts believed that His Majesty would invite them. However, King Charles will allegedly make sure that the spotlight is on him and Camilla and not on the Sussexes, according to a royal expert.
Royal commentator and journalist Afua Hagan spoke with TalkTV about King Charles' coronation. In his opinion, the king will "probably want to keep Harry side," Express reported. She added that fans "shouldn't expect [Harry and Meghan] to play a role."
Hagan provided two possible explanations why the Sussexes will likely be on the side. First, because "people will find it so controversial." Second, she believed that King Charles wants the "focus" to be on himself and his wife, Camilla.
If the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be at the event, Hagan believed they will show up "as family."
Meanwhile, another source said Prince William is very much involved in the preparation for King Charles' coronation. The Prince of Wales will also reportedly play a significant role in the ceremony.
Will Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Attend King Charles' Coronation?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's attendance at King Charles' coronation has remained unclear. The palace has not announced the guest list yet. However, royal experts believed that they are likely to get an invite because they are family members.
However, some claimed that they might not get an invite if Prince Harry attacks his stepmother Camilla in his memoir. Prince Harry's book will be out on Jan. 10, 2023, months before King Charles and Camilla's coronation.
"Almost everything Charles has done over the past 20 years has, in one way or another, been about getting Camilla accepted by the public," an unnamed friend of King Charles told Daily Beast. "He loves her. He is incredibly protective of her and he couldn't do it without her. Even the queen finally accepted that. It is one thing for Harry to attack Charles, he can take it on the chin, but if Harry forces him to choose, by laying into Camilla in his book, I have no doubt he will choose Camilla."
Meanwhile, there are also chances that they might skip it if they get an invite because King Charles' coronation day falls into their son Archie's 4th birthday. There are rumors that the coronation date was a dig to Prince Harry and Markle.
However, British journalist and investigative reporter Tom Bower denied the speculations that the date had something to do with Prince Harry and Markle. The Revenge author noted that there were other considerations in picking the date.
"Archie's birthday was the last thing they thought about," Bower told Page Six. "The date was chosen because it's just before the state opening of Parliament and Charles will want to appear as King with his crown and the whole ceremonial (robes)."
"They looked at what was happening in Britain," he told the outlet. "They didn't look at what was happening in Montecito (where the Sussex family currently reside). The idea that anyone was concerned with that is nonsense."
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