Prince Harry and Meghan cautious that coronation 'atmosphere will be as toxic' as Queen's funeral

It has been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan are cautious of a 'toxic' atmosphere at the upcoming coronation of King Charles III

It has been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan are cautious of a 'toxic' atmosphere at the upcoming coronation of King Charles III
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Prince Harry and Meghan are cautious of a 'toxic' atmosphere at King Charles III's coronation which is set to take place in May 2023.


It has been widely speculated that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not attend the coronation of Harry's father King Charles III. It has now been revealed by an inside source that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are anxious about receiving a similar reception to the one they encountered at both the Queen's jubilee and funeral back in 2022.

A source told The Mirror, "Harry has been very clear and his position hasn’t wavered – he isn’t going to come if he feels the atmosphere will be as toxic as it was during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and funeral."

"He’s said he wants to reconcile with his family and it’s their call, but so far nothing has changed," said the source.

Meghan Markle

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Despite the cold reception at Royal Family events in 2022, it has been claimed that King Charles wants Prince Harry at his coronation, but Prince William has concerns about the 'problem Prince.'

"The issue of substance is whether they attend the Coronation and if they do, under what terms and conditions," a source told the Mail on Sunday. "The family is split, and all the indications are that Harry is being advised to agree to nothing at this stage and 'play it long' right up to the last minute, which is making negotiations with him very difficult."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry depart after visiting Nechells Wellbeing Centre on March 8, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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Problems between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were ignited long before the couple stepped down as senior members of the family, but tensions have only increased since the royal couple released their Netflix documentary Harry & Meghanand Prince Harry's shocking autobiography, Spare

In his autobiography, the Prince made a variety of claims about members of the Royal Family. This included harmless revelations such as Prince William's two-word response when he found out Prince Harry was dating Meghan Markle and the Queen's cheeky response to Prince Harry when he asked her permission to marry Meghan Markle.

However, there were some more damning revelations including a claim from Prince Harry that Prince William 'knocked him to the floor' during a physical 'attack'. Also, Prince Harry claimed he wasn’t Prince William’s best man as he opened up on this ‘bare-faced lie'.

It is now unclear if the couple risks more potential fallout by attending the King's coronation in May, or by staying in California during the coronation weekend.

Laura Harman

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