As preparations for the upcoming coronation of King Charles III continue, speculation has been rife as to whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend. While the couple has not yet confirmed whether they will make the journey from California, a recent statement from their spokesperson revealed that they have received correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the event.
However, according to royal expert Gertrude Daly, the palace will not go out of its way to accommodate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should they choose to attend. Speaking to the Daily Star, Daly suggested that while the couple is obligated to be invited to the coronation, the palace is not likely to be “over-accommodating.”
“The Sussexes have a seat at the Coronation,” Daly said. “It is their choice if they want to attend. But the royals are not going to bend over backwards to get the Sussexes there. They have accepted the Sussexes have departed and are doing their own thing. And the monarchy is continuing on without them.”
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Daly also expressed doubt as to whether the couple would actually attend, citing ongoing issues within the royal family. “Things in the UK and royal family aren’t going to change before the coronation,” she said. “There are clearly still issues.”
The coronation of King Charles III is scheduled to take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6th, and is expected to be a major event for the British monarchy. While it remains to be seen whether Harry and Meghan will be in attendance, it is clear that Buckingham Palace will not be going out of its way to accommodate the couple.