Prince Harry to Attend King Charles III's Coronation Without Meghan Markle

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Wednesday that Prince Harry will attend the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6th, at Westminster Abbey in London.

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Prince Harry to Attend King Charles III's Coronation Without Meghan Markle

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Wednesday that Prince Harry will attend the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6th, at Westminster Abbey in London. The Duke of Sussex will be in attendance, but the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will remain in California with their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The Duke's Attendance

A statement from Buckingham Palace read, "The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on 6th May. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet." The decision to attend the ceremony was made after Prince Harry submitted a list of questions to Buckingham Palace, including inquiries about seating arrangements and insurance coverage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received an invitation to the coronation, as reported by The Sunday Times on March 5th. A spokesperson for the couple told the paper, "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." Prince Harry expressed his thoughts stating, "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 are willing to sit down and talk about it."

Family Matters

Prince Harry is expected to stay at Frogmore Cottage, his home in Windsor, for the last time, as King Charles III has asked him and Meghan Markle to move out.

A source close to the royal household told PEOPLE, "It is such a momentous occasion for Charles, and he would want his son to be at the coronation to witness it. He would like to have Harry back in the family. If they don't sort it out, it will always be part of the King's reign and how he has left his family disjointed.

He has had a reputation as a distant parent, and it would be awful for him for that to continue."

Princess Lilibet's Christening

On March 8th, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed the news of Princess Lilibet's christening, stating, "I can confirm that Princess Lilibet was christened on Friday, March 3 by the bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor." The upcoming coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla will be a significant event in the history of the British monarchy, and Prince Harry's attendance at Westminster Abbey on May 6th will be a notable moment for the royal family.

Despite Meghan Markle's absence, the Duke of Sussex's presence at the ceremony will be a symbol of hope for the future of the family and their continued unity.

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