Drama flares up once again as speculations arise in the wake of the coronation of King Charles as to whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be attending the Ceremony.
The Royal drama is once again set to stir up as the official date of the coronation of King Charles III, previously known as Prince Charles has been set for May 6, 2023. The ceremony will take place in Westminster Abbey, which coincides with the birthday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie who will be turning 4. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has confirmed that they have received the invitation to attend the coronation. Sources reported that the couple has “recently received” an email regarding the coronation from King Charles’ managers at Buckingham Palace.
While there has been much speculation about the couple being present at the ceremony, Royal commentators believe they will be there. PR expert and Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliam reportedly commented that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in any way “can’t not attend” because a significant number of their business deals depend on their ties with the royal family.
In an interview, he was cited saying that the only reason that the couple finds work on platforms like Netflix, Spotify, and Random House, “is because they’re royals”. He believes that if they remain absent from a royal event, and that too something as important as a Coronation, it would be an expression of their isolation from the Royal family. Such an action might adversely affect any new contracts that they might be expecting or the renewal of their old ones.
Angela, another columnist from News Corp even went as far as to say that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “need the royal family more than the Royal family needs them”, and therefore they will most definitely not miss the Coronation, as the brand that they are trying to create has its foundation in their “connection to the royal family”.
In a televised interview with ITV, titled ‘Harry: The Interview’ that aired in January 2023, Prince commented, when asked about him attending the ceremony: ‘There’s a lot that can happen between now and then. But, you know, the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they are willing to sit down and talk about it.’