Meghan and Harry could put King’s Coronation on ‘ticking time b0mb’


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attendance at King Charles’s Coronation has not yet been confirmed.

King Charles is struggling to deal with two “ticking time b0mbs” ahead of his Coronation, a royal commentator has claimed. Daniela Elser mentioned the blistering claims and attacks against the Royal Family made over the past few weeks by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as well as possible future revelations linked to the Crown as elements that could disrupt the Coronation in May. Similarly, Prince Andrew reported desire to try and overturn his out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre could overshadow the sacred event. Ms Elser cited royal biographer Angela Levin, who believes Andrew’s possible new legal bid and the Sussexes’ documentary and book release mean “Coronation plans will absolutely be thrown into chaos”.

“If they did jet in, could or would the Sussexes be given entrée into the royal inner sanctum given that photos taken inside Buckingham Palace (without Queen Elizabeth’s permission, according to the Telegraph) ended up splashed across screens for Netflix subscribers?

“What both this and the Andrew situation reveal is that Charles has no real idea how to handle these ticking time b0mbs.”

The King, however, has only weeks to deal with these issues, Ms Elser noted, as the “Coronation [is] inching ever closer”.

She added: “As the Palace gets ready for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, the pressure is mounting for someone to try and find solutions, and fast.”


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving St Paul's Cathedral

Meghan and Prince Harry have not yet confirmed whether they will attend the Coronation (Image: GETTY)

Meghan and Harry’s popularity question by Laura Kuenssberg sidestepped by US ambassador

US ambassador to the UK Jane D. Hartley sidestepped a question focused on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as she appeared on the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme.

Interviewed by the broadcaster’s former political editor, the diplomat discussed her first eight months in her Britan-based role, during which she was able to present her letter of credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, meet the new monarch and see three different Prime Ministers leading the UK.

After asking her guest about the promised US-UK trade deal and the issues surrounding the Northern Ireland Protocol, Ms Kuenssberg wanted to hear from Ms Hartley what Americans think of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

She asked: “You’ve been here at an extraordinary time as you said, you were sworn in when the Queen was still alive and you’ve met the new King now.

“There has also been huge attention and discussion of Harry and Meghan’s move to the US. Is there a lot of sympathy for Harry and Meghan in America, do you think?

The ambassador deflected the question, saying she doesn’t like to enter “family dynamics”.

She candidly replied: “I never like to go into family dynamics because I’m from a very big family myself. And you know we never talk publicly about whatever our own tensions – and by the way, I am very close to my family.”

Prince William ‘fears Harry could use King Charles’s Coronation to stage stunt’

Prince William reportedly fears his brother Prince Harry could use King Charles’s Coronation to stage a “stunt” which would overshadow the historic event. As the Prince of Wales, William is likely working closely with his father and organisers of the Coronation to make sure the event is in tune with the country and the modern world.

Buckingham Palace has released a few details regarding the Coronation and the weekend of celebrations during which the event will take place.

However, officials have remained tight-lipped over the guestlist and whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be among the royals at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

King Charles reportedly thinks the absence of his second son and daughter-in-law would be more disruptive to the event than their presence.

His heir, however, is concerned that, unless Harry’s trip to the UK for the Coronation is tightly scripted, he could steal the limelight, the Mail on Sunday wrote.

Harry and Meghan didn’t expect ‘negative feedback’ after ‘enjoying sympathy’ from public

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been “enjoying” sympathy from the US public after cutting ties with the Royal Family two years ago, royal expert Victoria Arbiter has claimed. But the royal couple “did not expect” the negative criticism of Harry’s b0mbshell memoir. Ms Arbiter told TalkTV: “It’s very difficult to speak for Harry and Meghan in terms of what their overall objective was with the Netflix docuseries, with the book.

“I think Harry with his book in particular was very keen to get his side of the story across so mission accomplished in that regard.

“He doesn’t hold anything back as anyone who has read the book knows, he’s very willing to share every facet of his life.

“In that regard, I think yes, he has achieved his objective but I don’t think the book was received quite how he was hoping.

“There are people that remain hugely sympathetic to him but there’s been a lot of criticism so, the broader public is talking about him in a way that I think he perhaps didn’t anticipate.”

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Harry and Meghan (Image: Getty)

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