"But the door is always open."
As King Charles III’s Coronation approaches, will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend?
The Coronation will take place on May 6, 2023.
There have been strained relations between the royal family and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
According to reports, Prince Harry has confirmed that he will attend the Coronation.
This announcement has put an end to months of speculation about whether the couple were invited to the event and whether they would attend or not.
However, it is believed that Meghan will not accompany her.
Instead, she will remain in California with their two young children as their eldest child Archie turns four on the same day.
The ceremony is steeped in tradition and will see Charles officially being crowned in the presence of foreign dignitaries and heads of state.
Tensions between the couple and the royal family have emerged in recent months, with Harry publishing a memoir containing personal details about his experiences with the British royal family, and the couple appearing in a documentary series on Netflix.
Among other accusations, they claimed that some members of the royal family had leaked stories to the press to protect themselves or improve their reputations.
They also alleged that the royal family had downplayed the racial harassment that Meghan had faced and compared it to the treatment that Princess Diana had received before her death.
There were reports that Harry had demanded an apology from his family before agreeing to attend the upcoming Coronation.
In an interview in January 2023, Harry was asked if he would attend the upcoming event, to which he replied:
“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then. But the door is always open.”
Buckingham Palace had previously confirmed that Harry had been invited to the event, given his status as one of the most popular members of the royal family before his departure.
In 2020, Harry and Meghan chose to step down from their royal duties and relocate to California to pursue an independent life.
As part of their agreement with the royal family, they committed to not participating in any future official royal events or tours.
Since their departure, they have only made a few appearances in Britain, including attending the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
During Harry’s most recent visit to Britain in late March 2023, he attended a court case against the publisher of the Daily Mail, along with other high-profile individuals, over allegations of phone tapping and other privacy violations.
The publisher has denied these allegations, and this is one of several cases that Harry has filed against British newspapers.
It is believed that Harry did not have any meetings with his brother, Prince William, or with his father King Charles during this visit.