Royal Snub: King Charles III's Coronation Plans Exclude Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
King Charles III has been rumored to have a bit of a temper, with reports of him displaying impatience or frustration on various occasions. It's been claimed that he and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, have even leaked unflattering information about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the press. It's worth noting, then, that on March 18, The Times of London published leaked details from the rehearsal plans for Charles' coronation on May 6 – details that seem to deliberately put Harry and Meghan in their place.
According to the leaked information, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who moved to the U.S. in 2020, are prohibited from participating in the royal procession. An insider shared with Star magazine, "Charles very much wants Harry and Meghan to attend the coronation, but they can't expect to be treated like senior royals when they quit their roles three years ago. They have made their place."
It's not just the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who have been snubbed by King Charles III. His brother, Prince Andrew, who faced a civil sexual assault case and was friends with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has also been excluded, along with his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, both known to be loyal to Harry.
The insider remarked, "It's humiliating to be left out in the same company as Prince Andrew, who brought disgrace to the royal family. The fact that Beatrice and Eugenie have also been left out doesn't take the sting away."
Adding to the insult is the list of those invited to join the procession, which includes Charles' elder son, William, his wife, Kate, and their youngest son, 4-year-old Prince Louis.
The insider added, "It's easy to see why Harry would be upset that Prince Louis is to be included in the procession, while he won't. Harry deserves to walk in the procession the same as Louis, even more so because he's the King's son."
For years, Charles has talked about streamlining the monarchy, and even his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, made distinctions between "working" and "nonworking" royals.
The insider explained, "The meaning behind this is that working royals deserve to join the procession and have the respect and recognition that comes with it; nonworking royals don't. Harry and Meghan live in California now as private citizens. Charles must act as King first, father second."