Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is set to attend the coronation of King Charles and the Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on May 6th, according to Buckingham Palace. His wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will not be attending, and will remain in California with their son, Prince Archie, and daughter, Princess Lilibet. This announcement has sparked speculation and divided opinions on social media.
Prince Harry’s attendance at the coronation will be significant as it will be his first appearance with the Royal Family since the release of his memoir, “Spare,” which revealed his disagreements with other family members and his feelings of being “different” from them. His book and an earlier Netflix series had also highlighted his anxiety over negative media coverage, particularly towards his wife, Meghan, and the lack of support he felt from his family.
As a non-working royal, it remains to be seen what role Prince Harry will play in the ceremony. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee saw him and Meghan excluded from the traditional appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony. However, it is expected that Prince Charles will have a prominent role in the coronation, and all eyes will be on the two brothers being seen together again after their reported falling out.
The coronation will be attended by over 2,000 guests, including public figures, world leaders, and representatives of charities and community groups. It will also coincide with Prince Archie’s fourth birthday, but the young prince will remain in the US with his mother.
In addition to the coronation service, there will be a long weekend of public events and concerts that the Royal Family is expected to attend. Prince Harry had made an unexpected appearance in London in March for a court hearing, but it is unclear how long he will stay in the UK this time.
The decision for Meghan not to attend the coronation is seen by some as a continuation of the unresolved family tensions, while others praise her for standing up for herself. Buckingham Palace and the couple’s spokesperson have not commented on the decision, but opinions on social media remain divided.
With Prince Harry’s attendance at the coronation, all eyes will be on his interactions with the Royal Family, particularly with his brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles. The historic ceremony and the events surrounding it will undoubtedly attract significant attention from the media and the public alike.