Prince Harry to attend Charles’ coronation, Meghan to remain in California

  • Harry attends his father’s coronation on Could sixth
  • Meghan will stay in California along with her youngsters

LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry will attend his father King Charles’ coronation subsequent month however with out his spouse Meghan, the couple stated on Wednesday, ending months of hypothesis about whether or not they would go.

Charles is topped in a 1,000-year-old ceremony surrounded by overseas heads of state and dignitaries. However his youngest son’s participation was unsure after the 38-year-old closely criticized his household in a guide and documentary collection.

Buckingham Palace and a spokesman for the couple confirmed that Harry, generally known as the Duke of Sussex, would attend the Could 6 occasion whereas Meghan would stay in California with the couple’s two younger youngsters.

Their eldest, Archie, turns 4 on the identical day.

“Buckingham Palace is delighted to substantiate that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey,” the palace spokesman stated.

“The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and relocated to California. They stated they needed to construct a brand new, impartial life, free from the scrutiny of the British press.

They got here to an settlement with the royal household that they’d not attend any future official royal occasions or excursions they usually have solely been seen just a few instances within the UK since leaving, together with on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, who died after a 70- yr reign.

[1/2] Britain’s Prince Harry walks exterior the Excessive Courtroom in London, Britain March 30, 2023. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Tensions quickly flared following their departure, and in current months Harry has launched a memoir of intimate revelations concerning the British royal household, whereas the pair have additionally appeared in a Netflix documentary collection.

Amongst their many allegations, they stated some royals, together with stepmother Camilla and brother William – inheritor to the throne – leaked tales to tabloids to guard themselves or enhance their reputations.

In addition they stated the royal household dismissed the press’ race-based hounding of Meghan as a ceremony of passage, evaluating her therapy to the extreme media intrusion his mom Princess Diana endured earlier than her demise.

Some media studies had prompt Harry needed an apology from his household earlier than agreeing to attend the coronation – an occasion which might be marked by a public vacation within the UK.

When requested in an interview in January if he would attend, Harry stated: “Lots can occur in between. However the door is all the time open.”

Buckingham Palace had made it clear that Harry – one of the crucial beloved members of the royal household earlier than leaving the nation – had been invited to the occasion.

Harry was final within the UK on the finish of March, attending a court docket case he and different high-profile figures introduced in opposition to the editor of the Every day Mail newspaper over allegations of telephone tapping and different privateness violations.

The writer rejects the allegations. The case is one in all a number of the prince has introduced in opposition to British newspapers.

writing by Kate Holton; Adaptation by John Stonestreet

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Sachin Ravikumar

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Sachin Ravikumar is a Reuters correspondent in London, overlaying normal information from throughout the UK. Throughout his 9 years at Reuters, he has helped lead numerous breaking information groups, coated enterprise and normal information from India and labored as an editor.