Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had been invited to King Charles’ coronation however haven’t publicly confirmed they are going to attend. A PR knowledgeable believes they need to keep away from stealing the highlight on this historic day.
Expert says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ought to ‘minimize their impact’ on the coronation
PR and Disaster Communications Specialist Patrick O’Kane of Totally different Narrative mentioned Harry and Meghan shouldn’t attend the coronation, telling The Mirror they face a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” state of affairs.
“With public opinion very much divided on whether the couple should attend king Charles II’s coronation, there is a risk that Harry and Meghan’s attendance would steal the limelight on what should be a historical day not only for royals but for the United Kingdom and the entire commonwealth,” O’Kane mentioned.
If the Sussexes don’t attend the occasion, it may seem like a “slap in the face” to Charles. “[Stepping back] might be the best way to protect their brand,” the PR knowledgeable famous.
He continued, “A reset on their activities and re-evaluation of their objectives as they seek to rebuild a life of their own making would enable a fresh start.”
O’Kane mentioned Harry and Meghan ought to “minimize their impact.”
“The key thing for Harry and Meghan is to minimize their impact on a moment in royal history at the start of May, but whichever decision they take, they may face a rocky road back into the limelight,” he defined.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle can be ‘strictly controlled’ in the event that they attend
Royal knowledgeable Richard Fitzwilliams advised Express that if Prince Harry and Meghan attend the coronation, he believes they are going to be “strictly controlled.”
“Exactly like at the Platinum Jubilee, their role will be strictly controlled and they won’t have much of a role,” Fitzwilliams mentioned. “The palace know what they are dealing with and who they are dealing with — there’s no chance at all that they will overshadow the event.”
The commentator mentioned that royal household “unity” is essential for the coronation.
“Unity at the time of the coronation will be paramount,” Fitzwilliams mentioned. “The royals couldn’t hit back to the various allegations and so forth. It’s a matter of saying nothing and letting comments, however outrageous, pass but realizing you can’t trust the Sussexes for a moment.”
Will Harry and Meghan attend the coronation?
In February, Fitzwilliams predicted Harry and Meghan would get an invite to the coronation. “We do know they are going to be invited, that does seem to be so,” he mentioned. “As to whether or not they’ll come, the answer is probably yes because, remember, they only get their work because they’re royals.”
Fitzwilliams continued, “As a result, they have to be seen to be involved in some form. I would think other members of the family will keep discussions with them to the weather. We know the background to this and it is not a happy one.”
Because the coronation is similar day as Harry and Meghan’s son Archie’s birthday, there’s the chance the Sussexes gained’t attend.