Albany Times Union
Will Harry go to crowning?
King Charles III’S office has been in touch with Prince Harry about the new monarch’s coronation, raising the possibility the prince will attend the historic ceremony despite tensions within the royal family.
If Harry and his wife, Meghan, were to attend the May 6 coronation at Westminster Abbey in London, it would be the first meeting between Charles and his younger son since Harry deepened the rift within the House of Windsor by revealing family secrets in his bestselling book, “Spare.”
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan, known as the Duke and Duchess
of Sussex, confirmed Sunday that Harry had received email correspondence from the king ’s office about the coronation. Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time,” the couple’s office said in a statement.
Speculation about whether Harry and Meghan would be invited to the coronation has raged since the release of Harry’s explosive memoir.
The disclosures fanned tensions between Harry and his family that became public when he and his wife moved to North America in 2020.
The book also included allegations that members of the royal family regularly feed the media unflattering information about other members of the House of Windsor in exchange for positive coverage of themselves.
The prince singled out Camilla, the queen consort, accusing her of leaking private conversations to the media as she sought to rehabilitate her image after marrying Charles. Camilla was once reviled for her long-term affair with Charles, which contributed to the breakdown of his marriage to the late Princess Diana.
The acrimony between Harry and his family again spilled into public view this week when the Sussexes acknowledged they were asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It was the couple’s main residence before they gave up royal duties and moved to Montecito in Southern California.