Read to find out if the Monarchy expects to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the coronation of King Charles III.
Prince Harry's name has been on top of the headlines for the past few months due to the anticipation of his book Spare, alongside the release of Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix docuseries. The attention came to a peak in the last two months as both pieces of media were released.
More recently, Spare saw a release on January 10 and various aspects of the book have been analyzed by multitudes of websites and publications, and it is still being scrutinized. That being said, do these consecutive releases affect the Prince's chances of being invited to King Charles III's coronation?
Onslaught of attacks
When the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan came out, the public was expecting detailed revelations about the Monarchy but upon release, it was more or less the same aspects that the couple had been talking about for the past few years aside from some new bits of information.
At the time, inside sources reported that the Monarchy was worried about the contents of the docuseries, and that unwarranted attacks would not be entertained. There were even rumors about Prince Harry possibly losing his title as a consequence.
The Prince was, however, not stripped of his titles, but the palace insiders further reported that Prince Harry was turning his back on the Royal family with a one-sided approach, and put the Monarchy on edge about the release of the Prince's book, Spare.
An odd deviation
According to The Daily Mail, there were reservations from the Monarchy on what the contents of Spare would be, but upon release, it was not what the public nor the Monarchy expected for the most part. From one perspective, it could be understood that the Prince was attempting to be candid in his memoir, but at times, it takes a strange detour.
When taken out of context, it could certainly throw a person off. For example, the Prince's appreciation of cows and how they need their space as he spent time mustering cattle in Queensland, his experiments in college, how many enemy combatants he killed while he was in the military, etc.
However, reading between the lines reveals that this was an attempt to bring out the inner workings of his mind and experiences, although one might wonder how successful the Prince has been in terms of doing that, reports Town and Country Magazine.
From another perspective, there is quite a lot of information that goes into detail about Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship, and how that has deteriorated over the years. Town and Country Magazine further reports that Prince Harry, maintaining the candid approach in Spare, speaks about King Charles as a father and not a Monarch. This could be considered problematic by the Monarchy as a lot of private information is divulged.
The past few months have certainly been busy for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the Royal family in terms of their relationship with each other. It can be assumed that Prince Harry's memoir may have been the last straw that broke the camel's back.
According to a Royal insider, Prince Harry is reportedly not welcome at the coronation, with one source noting that 'The family expects Harry and Meghan to find a reason not to be there,' which could indicate the reaction to the Prince's memoir.
Additionally, Prince Harry was recently seen to be mocking Royal protocols while promoting his book on US talk shows, and this may be adding fuel to an already raging fire, reports The Daily Mail.
A source speaking to The Sun noted:
They do not want private conversations at the coronation making it into the paperback edition of Spare. The coronation - just 16 weeks away - will be a smaller affair than ever before, which is a reflection of King Charles' ambitions for a slimmed-down monarchy. The palace are yet to publish plans for the ceremony and the guest list has not yet been agreed.
Furthermore, inside sources have noted that King Charles himself hopes that Harry and Meghan would not attend even though an invitation would possibly be extended. The Monarchy hasn't publicly addressed any aspect of Prince Harry and Meghan's revelations.
A strange scenario is presented with Prince Harry where he's claimed that he wants to mend the relationship with his family, but contrastingly presents viewpoints that could be considered damaging to the monarchy, and this ultimately pushes him further away from his family.
Although sources have previously noted that King Charles wanted Harry to attend, the Prince's memoir may have changed the trajectory of that perspective.