Will come, will not come? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected at the coronation of Charles III, in London, on May 6. The Duchess of Sussex, if she accompanies her husband, will not escape an embarrassing protocol point for her …
Telle est prise qui croyait prendre? While Harry left doubt on the participation of his couple to the coronation of Charles III, during the promotion of his devastating memoirs, Buckingham confirmed that the Sussexes were expected at Westminster Abbey, on May 6. The presence of the “rebels of the Crown” was the subject of bitter discussion. Severely attacked in the documentary Harry & Meghan for Netflix, then through the pages of the Supplicant, William remains “furious” after his younger brother. But Charles III, father, king, head of the Anglican Church, has decided.
In a frighteningly intelligent way: the Sussexes are invited, but they will make a show. The heir to Elizabeth II has cancelled the ritual of allegiance of the dukes of the kingdom for May 6. Harry will not have any official role. As the Sussexes are no longer active members of the royal family, they will not join the Windsors on the balcony of Buckingham after the coronation of Charles III. Same scenario as for the platinum jubilee of Elizabeth II, then. Not really what to motivate Meghan Markle. Especially since a point poses a problem.
The coincidence of the coronation of Charles III with the fourth birthday of Archie, this May 6, is a lesser annoyance. In the hypothesis of a reunion with the Windsors, the duchess saw fit to announce in January, when The Substitute was a commercial success, but a real flop in terms of image, that she had expressed “reservations” about the writing of the book. If she goes to the United Kingdom, she will not escape a protocol obligation: to bow to Kate Middleton.
The death of Elizabeth II has moved the lines. Charles became king, but William and Kate, previously known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were also promoted to the title of Prince and Princess of Wales. In the hierarchy of titles, Kate, like Camilla, thus precedes Meghan, who, according to custom, should mark her respect by greeting her with a genuflection. Humiliating moment, while The Substitute returns at length, and in a biased way, on the feud between the two duchesses during the preparations for the Sussex wedding, in May 2018. The Memoirs of Harry evokes, in addition, the coldness of Kate and a growing jealousy towards Meghan. Atmosphere.
Bookmakers are already betting on the reason for the absence of Meghan Markle at the coronation of Charles III
In the United Kingdom, bets are going well on the reason for Meghan‘s absence announced at the last minute: third pregnancy, Archie’s birthday, commitment to a charity … Harry‘s wife is reportedly actively working on rehabilitating their image, not through her own memoirs as some have announced, but through new projects, such as the reopening of her lifestyle blog The Tig and the production of romantic comedies for Netflix.
Karma is a player, however. Meghan Markle is being dragged to court by her older half-sister Samantha for “defamation and damaging lies” and the US judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell in charge of the case has not ruled out sworn testimony from the Duchess, who was hoping to evade. Splendor and misery of courtesans …
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