Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their decision. As it has been widely reported, Prince Harry’s father, King Charles is set to celebrate his coronation on May 6th.
May 6th is also Harry’s son, Archie’s, fourth birthday.
Up until a few moments ago, it was unclear if Harry and Meghan would attend the coronation amidst the turmoil that currently overshadows their relationship with the Royal family. Now, the answer is clear.
According to several reports, Prince Harry will be attending his father’s coronation. However, Meghan Markle will not.
As People reports, Meghan has made the decision to stay home with her and Harry’s two children in order to celebrate Archie’s fourth birthday. As you may recall, this isn’t the first time a major Royal family celebration overshadowed Harry’s children’s birthdays.
As Mamas Uncut reported last year, their daughter, Lilibet’s, first birthday was overshadowed by Queen Elizabeth’s final jubilee. Both Harry and Meghan made the decision to attend that celebration, opting to celebrate Lilibet at their Frogmore cottage.
However, Meghan and Harry no longer own or have access to the cottage, which could possibly have something to do with Meghan’s decision to stay in California with Archie and Lilibet.
This will be one of the first times Harry will be spending time with his family since the release of his Tell-All memoir, which he calls a “firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
It’s unclear if Harry will hold any sort of role in the coronation, or if he will simply be an audience member. Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the family since they moved out of England in 2020.
The coronation will be a three-day event. But according to People, Harry is only expected to attend the crowing ceremony and nothing more.
In a past interview, Harry admitted that the relationship with his family “never needed to be this way,” before referring to “the leaking and the planting” of stories in the British press. “I want a family, not an institution.”
Harry continued to say the institution “feels as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains,” and that “they have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile. I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.”
Maybe attending the coronation will be the first step to achieving just that.
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