Prince Harry to attend Charles’ coronation without Meghan, palace says

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Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation next month, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday, ending speculation over whether the strained relations between the Duke of Sussex and other members of the royal family would stain one of the biggest royal events in a generation.اضافة اعلان

Harry’s wife, Meghan, and their two children will not attend, the palace said. The coronation of King Charles III will be held May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London.

Since Harry and Meghan withdrew from royal duties in 2020 and moved to the US, the Duke of Sussex has attended a few royal events, including the funerals of Queen Elizabeth II in September and Prince Philip in 2021. But his attendance at the coronation, and that of his wife and children, has been a subject of constant speculation after interviews, documentaries, and Harry’s memoir, “Spare”, portrayed a growing rift in the royal family.

News of Harry’s brief return to the royal fold comes just a month after he and Meghan were asked to move out of Frogmore Cottage, their five-bedroom house on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Elizabeth offered the house to the couple at the time of their wedding in 2018, and it served as their home base when they visited Britain after they relocated to Montecito, California.

The growing riftThe couple, who negotiated their withdrawal from royal duties in 2020, have been at the center of multiple media frenzies since they left Britain.
“I love my Mother Country, and I love my family, and I always will. I just wish, at the second-darkest moment of my life, they’d both been there for me.”
Harry’s memoir followed a series of high-profile interviews and a Netflix series, in which he and Meghan described ongoing harassment from Britain’s news media. But it was an extraordinary interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, in which Meghan said that members of the royal family had raised concerns about the skin color of the couple’s then-unborn baby, that marked a new era of acrimony for the usually tight-lipped royal family.

In his memoir, Harry wrote that he and Meghan hoped to keep up some of their royal duties and retain the security that came with their titles. Instead, Harry wrote that, after a meeting that the British news media labeled “the Sandringham Summit”, they learned that they would no longer represent the queen and that they would lose their security.

“I love my Mother Country, and I love my family, and I always will,” Harry writes. “I just wish, at the second-darkest moment of my life, they’d both been there for me.”

Still, Harry was said to have remained close with the queen until her death; the couple, who named their daughter Lilibet after the queen’s childhood nickname, paid her a surprise visit last April.

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