King Charles issued warning over THIS guest attending coronation ceremony 'may get a hostile reception'

King Charles has been told 'not to be surprised' if they receive a 'hostile reception'

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King Charles has been warned to think about whether to invite his son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to his coronation as they may receive a 'hostile reception.'

Royal expert Phil Dampier has warned that Harry and Meghan may not receive a warm welcome if they attend King Charles' coronation ceremony next year following their Netflix series.

He said, "If King Charles wants to leave a door open to Harry and Meghan or invite them to his coronation that's up to him. But don't be surprised if they get a hostile reception from the public."

The Sussexes, who quit royal duties in 2020 for a new life in the US, received an onslaught of boos alongside cheers from crowds when they attended a Platinum Jubilee event earlier this year.

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King Charles' coronation ceremony is due to take place at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday May 6, 2023. During the ceremony, the King will be crowned alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort and the plans, known under the code name Operation Golden Orb, are a closely guarded secret.

The coronation is a state occasion, which means the government has control of the guest list. In addition to the Royal Family, it will be attended by the prime minister, representatives from the Houses of Parliament, heads of state, and other royals from around the world - though an exact guest list is yet to be revealed.

Harry and Meghan's documentary has proved hugely popular - even beating royal drama The Crown in launch day viewing figures. However, the couple have faced some criticism.

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They've been accused of attacking the late Queen's legacy after the Commonwealth was described as “Empire 2.0” in the programme, with a royal source telling The Telegraph, "Some of this is deeply offensive to all those in the Commonwealth, and of course the late Queen’s legacy.

"The real risk is that people are learning about the Commonwealth for the first time through hearing this.”

The first three episodes of the series covered everything from how Instagram played a big part in their “great love story” to the “unconscious bias” Meghan has helped Harry to learn from.

The first three episodes have only lightly touched on Harry’s relationship with his family, so there could be a deeper look at the tensions between Harry, his father King Charles and brother Prince William in part two - and the royals are reportedly "concerned" about what the next volume with cover.

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