On May 6, Charles III will be crowned with Camilla Parker-Bowles. On the same day, Archie will celebrate his fourth birthday. As the festivities approach, Britons are wondering about the presence of the eldest son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the ceremony. In the edition of this February 1, The Mirror explains why it is unlikely that the son of the Sussexes will go to London to celebrate his grandfather.
Between the coronation of Charles III and Archie‘s birthday, will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have to make a choice? On May 6, the sovereign will be made king in Westminster Abbey after 74 years of preparation and waiting. That day, Archie will celebrate his 4th birthday. So across the Channel, the British are wondering: if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the coronation, will their eldest son be present? According to Hello! it seems “unlikely” that the little boy will be in London because of his birthday, but also because of his young age.
The magazine recalls that if King Charles III was just as young at the coronation of his mother Elizabeth II, “it is likely that he was allowed to attend only as heir to the throne. So Brits will have to be patient to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s children at official events. While his famous parents have agreed to reveal never-before-seen shots of the little boy in their documentary series on Netflix, his public appearances are rare.
Archie and Lilibet “should not become royalty”
“Archie and Lilibet did not make any public appearances during the platinum jubilee celebrations,” our confreres point out, recalling that the two children are only sixth and seventh in the line of succession. Thus, “they should not become members of the royal family” working for The Firm. Especially since the Duke and Duchess left their royal duties in March 2020 before moving to Canada and then the United States. By choosing the date of May 6 for his coronation, King Charles III ensured that the festivities would not take place at the same time as other national ceremonies and important events, such as Eurovision. Thus making his grandson a collateral victim of his official schedule.
“Offended” Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly believe that this strange coincidence would not be an “accident,” Newsweek reporters Jack Royston and Kristen Meinzer reported in Newsweek’s The Royal Report podcast in October 2022. “I think it certainly raised a few eyebrows in Montecito [in the United States, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live, ed. note], let’s put it that way,” one of the two commentators quipped on the program. But for now, there is still doubt about the presence of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla.
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