The meticulous officials at Buckingham Palace are on the verge of chaos because, one month after the Coronation of King Carlos IIIhis youngest son Harry and his daughter-in-law Meghan Markle they did not respond to the invitation or confirm their attendance.
The silence of Prince Harry and Meghan, scandalously distanced from the royal family, on whether or not they will attend the ceremony next Saturday May 6 in London takes place even after April 3, the deadline to confirm attendance at the big event.
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People say that the lack of communication is causing “headaches” for the organizerswho are now finalizing details such as seating arrangements at Westminster Abbey, official cars and the security of VIP guests.
Charles III and Queen Camilla invited Harry and Meghan despite the many public criticisms that have been leveled at the royal family in the last three years. In interviews, a documentary and a book, they accused the Windsors of, among other things, racism, discrimination and a lack of empathy.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry confirmed that he and the Duchess of Sussex they received an invitation “by email”, but a month after the coronation, the attendance of the dukes “is still up in the air”, according to a palace official.
“All people have been told is ‘hopefully it’s resolved soon.’ But in the meantime, teams are trying to finalize plans for 2,000 guests, many of whom are heads of state and international personalities. It is a headache”.
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“Changing things like seating arrangements is pretty easy. But what is causing the most headache is security, cars and other logistical issues,” the official said.
For Carlos III, inviting his youngest son and daughter-in-law seemed “the right thing to do”, even though the couple is already very unpopular in the UK. Many believe that the British reaction to their presence is one of the obstacles that Harry and Meghan weigh when it comes to attending the coronation.
Public opinion in Britain is against Harry in the wake of the book’s publication, amid the country’s most severe cost-of-living crisis in a generation. And a YouGov survey found that only 24% of people now have a positive view of the princeup from 80% a decade ago, with 68 percent critical.
But “regardless of everything that has happened, a simple yes or no would be polite and sufficient”said the same palace source.
But even if they did decide to attend, they would not be allowed out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace together with the king and queen after the coronation, because they are no longer.”worker members” of the British monarchy, as happened at Elizabeth II’s jubilee in June 2022.
A total of 15 members of the royal family that show the “present and future” of the House of Windsor were chosen by Carlos III to accompany them when greeting the crowd. You will also be escorted during the Coronation Procession from the abbey, at the end of the ceremony, to the palace.
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Since moving to the United States, Harry and Meghan have complained bitterly about their treatment as members of the royal family. Oprah Winfrey was told the royal house refused to help Meghan when she had “suicidal thoughts” and a family member wondered what color her first child would be.because his mother is of African descent.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s latest “attack” on the monarchy, the January publication of Harry’s autobiography “Spare”, lined their pockets but significantly worsened their relations with members of the House of Windsor.
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In the book Harry who narrates an adolescence marked by drugs and alcohol and details the deterioration of relations with his father and his brother, Prince William.
Harry describes a lifelong rivalry between William “the heir” and himself, “the spare“, exposing the brutal reality of the royal hierarchy. He also accused the now queen Camilla of having undertaken “a campaign targeting the marriage and eventually the Crown“.
Harry’s latest outburst was a lengthy conversation with a trauma specialist, broadcast on March 4, in which he again criticized his family. He said that having grown up in a “broken family”, he now tries to raise his children in a way that does not pass on his “traumas”.
“I feel a great responsibility not to pass on any trauma or negative experience that I had as a child or as an adult,” the prince said. “There are moments when I find myself when I should be suffocating them with that love, but I might not.”
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“Throughout my whole life, from my youth, I felt slightly different from the rest of my family,” he told Dr. Gabor Mate during the interview. “I felt strange” in this environment “and I know my mother felt the same”he said in reference to Princess Diana.
“I was stuck in this world, and she was from a different world and she helped me get out of it,” he said of Meghan, describing her as “an exceptional human being.”
Shortly before, in an interview with CBS, Harry accused William and his wife Kate, princes of Wales, of never giving Meghan a chance. In the book, she wrote that her brother lashed out after calling Meghan “difficult,” “rude” y “abrasive“.
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