Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being advised to attend King Charles III’s coronation in May as it could be the couple’s last chance to pay their respects to the firm.
Some royal experts believe that King Charles’ ceremony will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s last chance to prove their loyalty to the monarchy.
A royal expert has claimed that the coronation could be an opportunity for the Sussexes to use palace diplomacy.
Robert Hardman, author of The Queen of Our Time: The Life of Elizabeth II, told Page Six: “It’s not our show, it’s her show, and we’re here because it’s a tribute to something beautiful.
The biographer also advised the Sussexes to put aside “private family matters” and “respect”.
Hardman noted that the coronation is “a family event as well as a state event and you expect the whole family to be at a family event.”
“Don’t forget, we went through the Queen’s (Platinum) Jubilee last year,” he says, adding that Archewell’s founders are “very modest.”
“They weren’t trying to lift the main story, they weren’t doing any interviews, they didn’t have the Netflix crew down the hall. [at St. Paul’s Cathedral]. I think if they’re smart, they’ll play that way this time.”
“I mean, in any of these things and in every family, there’s always, you know, pride on both sides,” he says. “I’m not sure we’re at that stage yet. But, you know, if Harry keeps saying, “I’m not going to do anything until I’m sorry,” I think it could go a long way.
However, Hardman is not optimistic about a possible reconciliation between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William.
King Charles has yet again extended an olive branch to the couple after his memoir, The Spare, made serious allegations against Prince Harry’s father, stepmother and older brother.
Meghan and Harry, who have been invited to attend the coronation, have not confirmed that they will attend the ceremony.