As King Charles III’s coronation ceremony attracts nearer, folks worldwide await to see if his son Prince Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle will attend. If they arrive, one royal knowledgeable says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can have to stick to bland dialog subjects.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s rep confirms they acquired invites to King Charles’ coronation
Harry and Meghan have had a contentious cut up with the remainder of the royal household and even gave up their roles in the monarchy and moved to California. The 2 have spoken about their points with the royals in interviews, their Netflix sequence Harry & Meghan, and Harry’s memoir, Spare.
Since leaving Britain in 2020, Harry and Meghan have made just a few return journeys to England for vital occasions, comparable to Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021 and Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee the following yr.
Many questioned if the couple would obtain an invite to the coronation. However a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed that King Charles reached out through electronic mail “regarding the coronation,” Vanity Fair stories.
A royal knowledgeable claims Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘will be strictly controlled’
If the couple attends King Charles’ coronation ceremony this spring, Harry and Meghan can be stored out of the highlight. They need to additionally stick to impartial conversations, royal knowledgeable Richard Fitzwilliams tells the Daily Mail.
Fitzwilliams says Harry and Meghan have an “obsession with controlling the narrative and for getting publicity,” which the royal household desires to keep away from whereas they’re visiting. The couple can be carefully monitored throughout public occasions — one thing Fitzwilliam claims occurred throughout the jubilee too.
“They will be strictly controlled,” he says, including that “discussions with other royals will focus on the weather.”
The couple will doubtless keep ‘low-key’ at the coronation
Fitzwilliam claims Buckingham Palace was behind the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s low-key appearances throughout the jubilee. Nonetheless, different sources say it was a acutely aware resolution on the couple’s half.
“They aren’t part of the [working] royal family anymore, and that’s a decision they have taken — but maybe [the public] hasn’t quite accepted that yet,” a supply informed People. “Yes, they were low-key. They paid their respects and went home. They were really here to see the queen, and they did.”
Harry and Meghan remained in the background throughout a lot of the jubilee occasions, together with the Trooping the Color. Whereas Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids joined the remainder of the senior royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Harry and Meghan watched the occasion with the prolonged household from the Main Basic’s Workplace.
If Harry and Meghan attend King Charles’ coronation, they’ll doubtless stick to the similar routine — or one even stricter — of staying in the background and away from the senior royal members of the family.