EXCLUSIVE: It is in the best interest of Harry and Meghan’s children to attend the monarchy, a PR expert told Express.co.uk.
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She said: “Prince Harry and Meghan should attend the Coronation and take the kids with them.
“On one hand, it may seem like Prince Harry has rejected many of the traditions and customs that come with being a member of the Royal Family.
“However, he has made it very clear that he believes the monarchy should continue and has even accepted royal titles for his children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”
Reconciliation will help the Sussex children reap fair inheritance
Archie and Lilibet have spent most of their lives in the US
Ms Baxter, who founded PR company The Blake Agency, said the couple’s decision whether to attend would impact their public image.
She said: “From a PR perspective, I believe reconciliation or showing a united front at this point is in the best interest of their children, who are successors to the monarchy.
“Along with the financial benefits and perks of being a British royal, there is also a global publicity value.
“I think Prince Harry–like any caring parent–wants to make sure that his children will reap all those benefits and a fair inheritance.”
King Charles’ Coronation will take place at Westminster on May 6
But May 6 holds added significance for the Sussex family as it is Archie’s birthday.
Royal Holloway marketing professor Pauline MacLaran told Express.co.uk that the couple risk looking “foolish” if they attend and are “cold-shouldered” by the British public and the other royals.
She said: “Overall, it seems to me that a compromise is best for them and that Harry attends on his own while Meghan uses the excuse of Archie’s birthday.
“This compromise lessens the risk of them being scorned but allows them to top up their royal connections.”
It will be beneficial for the Sussex children if Harry and Meghan attend the Coronation
Speculation about whether Harry and Meghan will attend the Coronation ramped up shortly after news broke of their invitation – but the couple are yet to disclose a decision.
Earlier this month, a spokesperson for the couple said: “I can confirm the Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the Coronation.
“An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
The Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey, London on May 6.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK