Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come to an agreement regarding King Charles' coronation on May 6. Even though there were reports claiming that they were both invited to the important gathering, the couple decided that only the Duke of Sussex would be there.
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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Dubbed' Half In, Half Out' Following Their Decision Regarding King Charles' Coronation
According to People, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are united with their decision, but this also shows that they are "half in, half out" when it comes to the matter.
A source told the magazine that Prince Harry decided to attend King Charles' coronation even though he's still at odds with his father and older brother, Prince William, because he wants to support the monarch.
"At this point, it's become so personal. Maybe what they wanted wasn't achieved, but at the end of the day, he's going there to support his dad. Things are strained," the source said.
Meghan Markle Has The Perfect Excuse For Skipping King Charles' Coronation, Royal Biographer Claims
Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith also said that Markle has the perfect excuse for skipping King Charles' coronation. After all, her son Archie will be celebrating his 4th birthday on May 6. As such, the Duchess of Sussex will spend the day with him in the United States.
"It's an elegant solution. Archie's birthday gave them a reasonable out for Meghan not to come. Meghan wants to be there to support her father-in-law, but at the same time, the scrutiny she receives outweighs the support. There's always going to be that other side challenging their reasoning, and who wants to put themselves in that position?" she said.
King Charles Extended An Olive Branch To Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
Another insider told the magazine that it would've been surprising if Prince Harry opted to skip King Charles' coronation. But Markle's absence, on the other hand, wasn't unexpected.
In the past seven months, Prince Harry and Markle have been dropping bombshell after bombshell about the royal family. The Sussexes appeared in a Netflix docuseries where they slammed King Charles and Prince William.
The Duke of Sussex also released a memoir where he detailed his strained relationship with his father and brother.
But despite everything that's been said and done, recent reports claimed that King Charles is trying to extend an olive branch to Prince Harry and Markle.
Ahead of his May 6 coronation, official photos of the royal family were released by the palace. One snap features Prince Harry and Markle together with the other members of the royal family. The photo was taken in 2018.
According to Marca, royal experts now think that King Charles' official photo of choice is his way of welcoming Prince Harry and Markle back to the royal family.
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