Meghan Markle to Give King Charles Coronation a Skip
Prince Harry will be jetting off to the coronation of his father, King Charles III, but Meghan Markle is expected to give it a skip and stay at home with the kids instead.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told an international publication on Wednesday, 12 April, that they are “pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the coronation service at Westminster Abbey in London, England on 6 May.”
However, the statement also included: “The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”
An unnamed source close to the couple has revealed that Markle will be spending the weekend celebrating her son instead, as the Royal Event will also fall on the same day as Archie’s fourth birthday.
The elaborate crowning ceremony will be led by traditions which can date back over a thousand years, including a concert at Windsor Castle; a volunteer day; and a nationwide “big lunch”.
Also scheduled for the festive weekend will be King Charles’ Buckingham Palace balcony debut as monarch, in which the British royal family is traditionally expected to gather by his side. Sources have been mum on whether Harry has been invited to also step out onto the balcony with his father.