Prince Harry's Participation in Coronation of King Charles in Doubt
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The royal family has not yet announced any official plans regarding Prince Harry's participation in the coronation of King Charles, which is scheduled for May. However, recent reports from British media suggest that the prince may be excluded from the official protocol due to the "scandalous" revelations made in his recently published memoir, "Spare." In the book, Harry makes a series of accusations against his brother and father, including calling Prince William his "enemy" and alleging that his father was worried about being overshadowed by Meghan's fame as a Hollywood actress.
These claims have reportedly caused "family pain" for the monarchs, according to a friend of the royal family. A source told The Sunday Times, "As things stand, there is no role for Harry in the service." Additionally, it has been rumored that Charles will end the tradition of royal dukes kneeling and paying their respects, with only Prince William being given this role.
Harry's attendance would be up to his family.
“There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it,” Harry said. In response to the potential allegations arising from Harry's memoir, senior advisers to the royal family are said to have created a "war room" to handle the situation.
The news of Harry's possible "removal" from the coronation ceremony follows his recent appearance on Britain's ITV, where he discussed the guilt he feels about his mother's death, Princess Diana. In his memoir, Harry also writes about a physical altercation with William, stating, "He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor.
I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out”. It remains to be seen how the royal family will address the situation and if Prince Harry will be included in the coronation of King Charles.