Prince Harry won't reunite with Prince William at the Coronation despite his father's pleas as the 'arch nemeses' remain at loggerheads

Reports that Prince Harry won't reunite with Prince William emerge as it's revealed the King has spoken to his younger son ahead of the event

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana at The Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace, London on July 1, 2021, which would have been her 60th birthday. - Princes William and Harry set aside their differences on Thursday to unveil a new statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.
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It's been reported that despite the King's wishes, Prince Harry and Prince William won't reunite at the Coronation. This news comes following the announcement that Prince Harry would attend the Coronation, minus his wife Meghan Markle and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana.

  • Prince Harry won't reunite with Prince William at the King's Coronation, despite being in close proximity to each other during official events.
  • This comes after the King offered a very public olive branch to his youngest son.
  • In other royal news, a poll on how Brits feel about the Royal Family is revealed.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace.

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Ahead of King Charles's Coronation, all eyes have been on the Royal Family as relations between two of their highest-ranking members remain frosty. 

As the huge event approaches, Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Harry will attend the Coronation on May 6, 2023 but his wife Meghan Markle will stay at home in California with their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

The Prince's decision to attend his father's big day has been seen, by many, as an olive branch between the Susssexes and the Royal Family - but it appears that this branch won't be grasped by the feuding brothers.

Seemingly, Prince Harry's restrictive schedule won't allow time for a heart-to-heart with his brother, the Prince of Wales. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11am on the 11th November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day with special attention being paid for this year's centenary.

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Per The Sun, Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, said, “out of politeness you’d think Harry would want to mingle with his family no matter how difficult that might be for him."

“They all have really tight schedules but it would be nice to stick around and be friendly,” the editor added.

Addressing recent reports made by The Sun that the King has spoken to his youngest son and that there's a, “willingness and wanting to mend on both sides,” Seward added that she's happy that the Prince has communicated with his dad.

“I’m glad he has spoken to his father," she said, "which has eased the path to rapprochement. Charles will welcome his son. I think his relationship with William is for another time.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading a new campaign called Heads Together in partnership with inspiring charities, which aims to change the national conversation on mental wellbeing. The campaign has the huge privilege of being the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year. At Kensington Palace on April 21, 2016 in London, England.

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This news comes shortly after many were warmed by King Charles's public comment on his sons - which was the first time he'd mentioned them both since the publication of Prince Harry's memoir Spare.

During a public event, the King inspected the 200th Royal Military Academy Sandhurst’s Sovereign’s Parade. During an emotive speech to the students and their loved ones, he recalled sending his own children to the famous military school.

“Speaking as a father of two alumni of this academy," he said, "I know they will be full of immense pride in witnessing you on parade."

Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace

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This mention may seem very minor, but for a family so devoted to keeping schtum about any personal matters - it's actually major. 

It remains to be seen how the day's events will unfold but as the calendar counts down to the King's Coronation - royal fans remain hopeful of a royal reunion.

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

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