Harry and Meghan in Tense Talks With Palace Over Attending Coronation

“Tense” negotiations are underway between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in order for them to attend King Charles’ Coronation in May..

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Plus, William and Kate’s kids will be at the Coronation, but still no word on Harry and Meghan, and invites for their children. And the royals post pictures for U.K. Mother’s Day.

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“Tense” negotiations are underway between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in order for them to attend King Charles’ Coronation in May. As reported by The Sun, a source told OK! magazine: “The Palace are trying to wrap up negotiations as quickly as possible because they can’t go right up to the wire. It could lead to chaos. It could very well be that it ends in stalemate, and they wont attend. But the Palace is doing everything in its power to not let that happen. The Palace are organizing two schedules. One that includes the Sussexes and one the doesn’t. They want to be prepared for any eventuality.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—will join their parents and King Charles and Queen Camilla in the procession following Charles’ coronation going from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace, the London Times has reported. In rehearsal plans seen by the paper, the children will likely their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be in the Gold State Coach.

George, 9, and second in line to the throne, was expected to be there, and may even have a role within the event, but Charlotte, 8, and Louis’ (he turns 5 on April 23) presence was not clear until now.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis attend the Royal Familys Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalenes church, Sandringham, Britain, on December 25, 2022.

The rehearsal plans show those not taking part in the procession include Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew, and his children Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The Times also confirmed previous reporting that Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not yet been invited to the event.

The other royals in the procession—which, the Times says, will be “significantly smaller, and cover a shorter route, than the procession after Queen Elizabeth’s coronation”—will be Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.

George Bernard Shaw quipped that America and England were two countries separated by a common language, but we are also divided by the observance of Mother’s Day, which in the U.K. is today.

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