Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation in the UK, but Meghan Markle and their children will stay in California, according to sources. Although the royal family reportedly has “no interest” in engaging in any significant conversation with Harry beyond basic greetings, his presence is still expected at the event. The occasion will be highly choreographed to avoid any conflicts, with palace staff planning every entry, exit, and seat with the battling brothers in mind.
Harry’s Reception at the Coronation
Despite Prince Harry’s planned attendance, the royal family reportedly has no interest in engaging with him beyond basic greetings, and he may be treated like a pariah. Christopher Andersen, the author of “The King,” predicts that there may be booing from the crowd. However, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are expected to be warm towards their cousin Harry, with whom they still have a good relationship. In the meantime, a louder and larger anti-monarchist movement is emerging in Great Britain.
Palace staff are planning every detail of the coronation, from entry and exit strategies to seating plans, to ensure a smooth and conflict-free event for everyone. Despite tensions between Prince Harry and other members of the royal family, his father, Prince Charles, reportedly wants both his sons to attend the coronation. Prince William and his wife Catherine are also expected to be present and will likely tolerate Harry’s presence, though the same cannot be said for Meghan Markle, according to CNN.
While the royal family may have mixed feelings about Prince Harry’s attendance, there is still some lingering affection among the people for Princess Diana’s younger son. Andersen believes that Harry’s presence will still be a “big draw” for the public, and some members of the crowd may even be cheering him on.
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Tensions and Allegations
Harry and Meghan have alleged that the palace and the UK press have subjected them to racist attitudes, which led to their decision to step back as senior royals in 2020. Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” has also fanned tensions between him and his family. The book made allegations that members of the royal family regularly provided the press with negative stories about each other in exchange for positive coverage. In an attempt to boost her reputation, Harry singled out Camilla and charged her with leaking confidential discussions to the public.
Despite these ongoing family tensions, according to Fox News, Prince Harry’s presence at the coronation is still expected, as is the presence of other members of the royal family. The occasion is likely to be highly choreographed to avoid any conflicts, with staff planning every detail carefully. Prince William and his wife Catherine are expected to tolerate Harry’s presence, and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are expected to be the only members of the royal family who will be warm towards their cousin Harry at the event.
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