Bookies have slashed odds on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending the King’s Coronation in May.
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Spokesman John Hill said: “There has been a big shift in our betting in the last 24 hours on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending King Charles III’s Coronation.
“We now make the couple as short as 1/3 to attend. Those odds indicate there is a 75 percent chance that they will take their seats at Westminster Abbey.”
Bookmakers at OLBG also noticed a shift when analysing the odds of the Duke attending the Coronation of his father.
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Speaking about the betting tendencies, Jake Ashton wrote on OLBG’s website: “The latest betting odds say that there’s an 83 percent chance of Prince Harry attending with the odds flipping massively from back in January where it was odds on that Harry wouldn’t attend.
“It seemed for a long time that Prince Harry would definitely not be attending the Coronation of his father but the past few weeks has seen the odds change with it looking like Harry and Meghan will attend.”
While OLBG places odds at 1/5 on Harry being among the 2,000 guests at the London abbey on May 6, the company sees a 23.1 percent probability (10/3) when it comes to him being absent.
This comes two weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s representative confirmed they received an invite to the event by King Charles’s office.
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The Sussexes has since remained tight-lipped over their possible trip to the UK.
But insiders had claimed the Duke wants a meeting with his father to talk through the issues between them.
Speaking to the Mirror in February, they said: “Harry has been very clear and his position hasn’t wavered – he isn’t going to come if he feels the atmosphere will be as toxic as it was during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and funeral.
Harry told Tom Bradby ‘there is a lot to be discussed’ when asked about attending the Coronation
Speaking with ITV’s Tom Bradby in January for an interview promoting the launch of his memoir Spare, the Duke said when asked if he would come to the Coronation: “There’s a lot that can happen between now and then. But, you know, the door is always open. The ball is in their court.
“There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they can – that they are willing to sit down and talk about it, because there’s a lot that’s happened in six years. And prior to that as well.”
If they do attend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are unlikely to play any official role during the Coronation weekend, much like it happened during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK