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Coronation of King Charles III: a “chance” for Meghan and Harry, but will they take it?

A Royal expert said that the presence of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the coronation of Charles III would be seen as a sign of respect for the monarchy. But still, they have to be willing to take the opportunity.

The coronation of King Charles III is fast approaching and so far, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have still not confirmed their attendance. Since the publication of Prince Harry‘s memoirs, the Sussex couple has been facing some conflicts with the British Crown. Recently, they learned that they had to leave Frogmore Cottage, their only home in the UK. Charles III is seeking to relocate Prince Andrew to the cottage to reduce the budget for the royal family.

In an article in the media outlet Page Six, Robert Hardman, a royal expert and author of Queen of Our Times: the Life of Elizabeth II, says that the presence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the king’s coronation would be unquestionably well seen by the British people and by Charles III himself. It would show a “certain palace diplomacy”. Robert Hardman even suggests that they put their “private problems” aside for this day, highly symbolic in the history of the United Kingdom.

A respectful presence at the Queen’s Jubilee

If questions still remain about their presence, Robert Hardman remains confident that the Sussexes will come, as they have already shown respect when they went to the Queen’s Jubilee. “They didn’t try to overshadow the main event, they didn’t give any interviews, they didn’t have a Netflix crew following them down the aisle [at St. Paul’s Cathedral]. I think if they’re reasonable, that’s how they’ll play this time,” he says. For all that, the expert remains far less optimistic about a reconciliation between Prince Harry and his brother, William.

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