Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex, Duchess Camilla and Meghan, Prince Charles attend the state funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth of England, London, England, 19 September 2022.
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Charles III’s office has been in touch with Prince Harry about the new monarch’s coronation, raising the possibility that the prince will attend the historic ceremony despite tensions within the royal family.
If Harry and his wife Meghan were to attend the coronation ceremony on May 6th at Westminster Abbey in London, Harry would deepen the rifts in the Windsor family by revealing family secrets in the bestseller. It will be the first meeting of Charles and his second son since. Book, “Spare”.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, confirmed on Sunday that Prince Harry received an “email” from the royal family about his coronation. Buckingham Palace did not respond to a request for comment.
“Any immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed at this time,” the couple’s office said in a statement.
Speculation about whether Harry and Meghan will be invited to the coronation has raged since the release of Harry’s explosive memoir, which includes damning allegations of a conspiracy behind the walls of the palace.
The disclosure, including details of a private conversation between his father and brother Prince William, fueled tensions between Harry and his family that became public when he and his wife moved to North America in 2020.
The book also included allegations that members of the royal family regularly provided the press with flattering information about other members of the Windsor family in exchange for positive coverage of themselves. .
The prince singled out the Queen’s consort Camilla, accusing her of leaking private conversations to the media in an attempt to restore her image after marrying Prince Charles. , was vilified for her long-term relationship with Prince Charles, which caused her marriage to the mother of the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William to fall apart.
The strife between Harry and his family was once again in the public eye this week when the Sussexes admitted they had been asked to move out of their home in the UK.
Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle west of London, was the couple’s main residence until they abandoned their royal duties and moved to Montecito, a wealthy enclave in Southern California.
The Sun reported that Charles asked Harry to give up his residence on January 11, the day after Harry’s memoir was published.
But non-book issues may have ignited the request.
Prince Charles, who assumed the throne after the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, aims to modernize the 1,000-year-old system by reducing the number of active royals and reducing the cost of the monarchy. said it plans to reduce survival.
Harry and Meghan now live in California, and leaving the royal residence without a resident in order to have a place to stay for occasional visits to the UK could have been seen as ugly. I have.
Meanwhile, Harry continues to share his personal experiences and criticisms of the royal family when promoting his own book.
On Saturday, while participating in a live-streamed conversation with Dr. Gabor Mate, author of “The Myth Of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing In A Toxic Culture,” the prince spoke about his past drug use and shared with other members families receive treatment.
He said the “Spare” criticism didn’t silence him because talking about these issues helped him deal with the trauma of his life.
“The more they criticize, the more they comment, the more I feel the need to share,” Harry said. ”