Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “won’t dare stay away” from the King’s Coronation as it will “make them appear irrelevant”, a royal expert has claimed as the speculation of the couple attending the grand event continues. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that they have been invited to the Coronation, however, there has been no confirmation of them attending the event.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told The Times: “I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the Coronation.
“An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
Now, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said they would “dare not stay away”, despite facing a “dilemma”.
He told MailOnline: “It has always been clear that King Charles would invite Harry and Meghan to the Coronation.
“As a symbol of national unity, he believes this is important.
“However their response is uncertain and raises an acute dilemma for them.
“On the one hand, they want discussions with senior royals and accountability for what they believe they went through when they were senior working royals.
“They believe that, together with the press, the royal family sought to drive them into exile. They want an apology. They will not get it.
“They will be strictly controlled as they were during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Discussions with other royals will focus on the weather.
“So the dilemma is theirs. They won’t be missed if they don’t come by much of the British public.
“However if they don’t they risk appearing an irrevelance and polls in America have shown a seismic drop in their support.
“Since they have not decided on constructive careers and the endless interviews, the memoir and threats of more memoirs are recent proof of this, I suspect they dared not stay away. We shall see.”
Meanwhile, King Charles was seen for the first time on Sunday following a whirlwind week in which he is understood to have invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex his Coronation after serving notice for the couple to vacate Frogmore.
The couple has been “requested” to vacate Frogmore cottage which was gifted to them by the late Queen Elizabeth as a wedding present.
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