After weeks of speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might not be invited to King Charles III’s upcoming coronation after all. For the past few weeks, the royals have been preparing for the new monarch to officially take his seat as King of England – which is set to take place on May 6, 2023, according to CNN. The move follows the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th. In addition to King Charles III. His wife Camila, the Queen Consort, will also be officially crowned in her new role.
However, unlike previous coronations, the forthcoming celebrations will only last around an hour, versus the usual four hours per The Daily Mail. “The king has taken back much of the coronation in recognition of how the world has changed over the past 70 years,” a palace insider told the news outlet. In addition to a shorter and sweeter ceremony, King Charles III. also reduced the usual guest list from 8,000 people to 2,000. While much of the royal family will most likely be in attendance, it looks like Prince Harry and Markle’s invites may be on the cutting floor.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be banned for revealing book
Almost a year before the coronation of King Charles III. Royal enthusiasts were here to find out who made the exclusive 2,000-person guest list. However, the two people who reportedly didn’t make it are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. According to The Daily Beast, the pair may be on the run because of Harry’s forthcoming memoir – which could include snide comments about Camilla, the Queen Consort.
“Almost everything Charles has done over the last 20 years has revolved around getting Camilla accepted by the public in one way or another,” a source told the news outlet. “He’s incredibly protective of her and he couldn’t do it without her.” The source then revealed that if Harry vilified Camilla and forced King Charles III to choose, the future monarch “would no doubt… choose Camilla.”
Back in 2021, Harry announced he would be releasing a detailed memoir about his complicated and high-profile life. “I am not writing this as the prince I was born to be, but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement (via The UK Sun). Since that fateful day, new details have come to light about the subject of the forthcoming book. In January, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Closer Magazine it would be “full of more intimate and shocking revelations”. She added: “Harry wouldn’t have gotten a million pound advance without promising some juicy details.” It looks like the Sussex-versus-the-monarchy saga is set to continue.