LONDON – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly been contacted about King Charles III’s upcoming coronation despite tensions within the royal family.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said that they were able to confirm that the Duke received an email from King Charles’ office about the upcoming coronation, according to the BBC. The spokesperson said that the decision if they plan to attend or not will “not be disclosed at this time.”
If Harry and Meghan do attend the coronation on May 6, it will be the couple’s first time meeting with King Charles since the release of Harry’s book, the AP reported.
Formal invitations are expected to be sent to about 2,200 guests as the coronation gets closer with the expectation of public figures, politicians and other dignitaries to be invited, the BBC said. This also would include King Charles III’s family and friends. Westminister Abbey, where the coronation will take place, can hold about 2,200 for the event.
The BBC reported that Buckingham Palace has declined to comment on invitations to the coronation.
There has been growing speculation over the last few weeks whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were going to be invited to the coronation with the tension inside the royal family, according to The Associated Press. Harry’s best-selling book, “Spare” shined some light on the rift going on inside the family and made “damning allegations of intrigue behind the palace walls.”
Harry declined to comment about plans to attend the coronation in a recent interview and he said “The door is always open. The ball is in their court,” the BBC reported. If he does attention, it’s unclear if he will just be attending or if he would play a part.
Harry and Meghan were also recently asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage which was their home in Windsor, according to the BBC.
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