King Charles’s coronation is going down in just a few months (May 6, to be exact), and it remains to be seen whether or not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be invited. The Palace hasn’t said anything about the Sussexes’ invite, or lack thereof, but sources told The Sun that the couple is pretty much not welcome due to the royal family’s fears that whatever they say will “end up in paperback.”
“There have been discussions among the family, including Edward and Anne,” a source said. “They do not want private conversations at the coronation making it into the paperback edition of Spare.” Another source noted, “There has been a sense of concern from Charles’s side that anything discussed could be repeated or used in content that Harry will make public.”
That said, The Independent reported that the Sussexes likely will be invited, but they’ll just find a reason not to go:
“The King does not expect them to be at the coronation,” an insider close to the royal family reveals. “The family will extend the invitation, but it would be very hard for Harry and Meghan to be there given everything that has been said in the interviews and the book. The family expects Harry and Meghan to find a reason not to be there.”
A source previously told The Independent that the royals haven’t been in touch with Harry due to a lack of trust on both sides. “They really can’t engage because everything they say will be shared with the media,” the insider said. “It is impossible to have a conversation or write a letter because of the risk that anything they say being put in the public domain by Harry, potentially for commercial benefit. There has been a complete breakdown of trust.”
Meanwhile, Harry has made it clear that he’s also worried about leaks, telling Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, “The ball is very much in their court, but, you know, Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong, but every time we ask that question, no one’s telling us the specifics or anything. There needs to be a constructive conversation, one that can happen in private that doesn’t get leaked.”
Kinda sounds like everyone’s at an impasse, TBH!
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