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


Prince Harry’s presence at the Coronation of King Charles in four-month time has not yet been confirmed.

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.

Prince William looking concerned

Prince William reportedly fears Harry could use the Coronation to stage a ‘stunt’ (Image: GETTY)

King Charles wearing a suit and tie

King Charles’s Coronation will take place on May 6 (Image: GETTY)

The publication also claimed the King has asked the Archbishop of Canterbury, which celebrated Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May 2018, to broker a deal that would allow the Duke and Duchess to attend the Coronation.

A source close to Prince William told the Mail they were not aware of any such negotiations over the Coronation.

This comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched a number of allegations and criticism against the Firm in recent weeks – during their six-part Netflix documentary, in Harry’s memoir and in the interviews that accompanied the book’s launch.

Neither Kensington Palace nor Buckingham Palace commented on any of the claims made by the Duke and Duchess since December.

Prince William sitting behind a desk during an engagement

Prince William is the heir to the throne (Image: GETTY)

He continued: “Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong, but every time we ask that question, no one’s telling us the specifics or anything. There needs to be a constructive conversation, one that can happen in private that doesn’t get leaked.”

In the last episode of the docu-series – which was focused on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s romance, struggles with media attention and relationship with the Royal Family – Harry said he had to “make peace with the fact that we’re probably never gonna get genuine accountability or a genuine apology” from the Firm, adding he and Meghan are “moving on”.

A rapprochement, however, may be possible as royal insiders believe there is a chance to hold peace talks between Harry, the King and William.

Prince William and Prince Harry speaking to guests at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry spoke in his book of a ‘full-scale rupture’ with his family (Image: GETTY)

“It needs Harry over here, in the room with the King and Prince of Wales, a couple of other family members, some of ‘his people’ he trusts who always had his back, so he doesn’t think he’s being ambushed. Someone like Elf [Ed Lane Fox, Harry’s former private secretary] and Christopher [Lord Geidt, the late Queen’s former private secretary who advised the Sussexes].

“Both sides need to hold their hands up and admit we didn’t get everything right, and we got a lot wrong, and we have to say to him ‘we understand the pain you’ve been through’. The King can do it.”

William, who in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare is accused of physically attacking his brother during a confrontation focused on Meghan, is “loyal to the throne and understands what needs to be done for the country”, the source added.


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