Meghan and Harry ‘expected’ to attend coronation, with royals ‘on the brink’

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Harry and Meghan are ‘absolutely’ expected to attend the King’s coronation, although members of the royal family remain ‘on edge’ about the event (Image: Getty)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received an official invitation to the coronation of King Charles III, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

After public speculation over whether Harry and Meghan would indeed be invited to the coronation of the new king in May, it was confirmed on Saturday that a letter of invitation will indeed be sent to the couple.

Organizers are going to great lengths to ensure Princes William and Harry do not sit together at the event, it is claimed.

In January Prince Harry released his autobiography ‘Spare’ which included a series of revelations about their deteriorating relationship.

Fury following the release of Harry and Meghan’s documentary on Netflix also prompted claims that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been warned to ‘stay away’.

A royal family friend has since told the Daily Mail that the expectation is that at least Harry, and possibly Meghan, will make the trip from the US, even though Charles’ coronation falls on their son Archie’s fourth birthday.

Should they attend, it is understood that they will be spectators and will not fulfill an official role during the proceedings.

They will also not be invited to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after Charles’ coronation, according to reports.

The source told the Daily Mail: “Family members have told me that both Harry and Meghan are definitely coming.

“They fully expect it.

“And they should realize that there is only one subject that many members of the royal family will be willing to discuss … and that is the weather.”

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There had been much public speculation about whether the Royal Family would invite the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the coronation of Charles III, following a series of explosive allegations detailed in a Netflix documentary series and a recent autobiography (Image: Samir Hussein /WireImage)

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Sources said Charles was ‘furious’ at Harry’s comments about his wife Camilla in his recent autobiography ‘Spare’, which became the best-selling non-fiction book in history (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

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Around 2,000 guests are expected to attend Charles III’s coronation in May (Image: Reuters)

Speaking about the fallout following the publication of Harry’s book, which contained a series of bombshell claims about the Royal Family, the source added: ‘Harry leaked details of private conversations so everyone is on edge.

“You ask about the Sussexes and everyone immediately changes the subject.

“They spit feathers, but they don’t mind adding fuel to the fire.”

In Spare – which quickly became the best-selling non-fiction book of all time, moving almost 1.5 million copies on its first day of sale – Prince Harry revealed a series of explosive details about his relationship with “ his beloved brother’ and the ‘archnemesis’. “William.

This included an allegation that William had attacked Harry during an argument after Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021, and that the elder royal had insisted his younger brother pretend they didn’t know each other while they were together in Eton College.

He also said that the royal family often referred to him as “heir and spare” during his childhood.

Compared to more than 8,000 at the late Queen’s coronation, around 2,000 people are expected to attend Charles, including several national and foreign dignitaries along with several world leaders.

RVSPs are expected before early April, leaving just a few weeks for officials to make final arrangements.

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