Princess Kate ‘relieved’ as Meghan Markle finally makes Coronation decision

Princess Kate ‘relieved’ as Meghan Markle finally makes Coronation decision

Kate Middleton is 'relieved' that Meghan won't be attending the Coronation, says Dan Wootton

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 12/04/2023

- 18:05

Updated: 13/04/2023

- 09:49

Prince Harry will make the trip across the pond for the celebrations

Meghan Markle’s decision to not attend King Charles III’s Coronation will be met with a sense of “relief” from Kate Middleton, according to Dan Wootton.

It comes as the Duchess of Sussex announced her intention to miss the celebration, with Prince Harry set to make a solo trip across the pond.

Meghan will not be joining her husband and will instead stay in the US with the couple’s children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

According to GB News presenter Dan Wootton, it is a move that has been welcomed by other key sections of the Royal Family, particular the Prince and Princess of Wales, who are said to be “relieved”.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle

Kate Middleton is 'relieved' at Meghan's decision to not attend the Coronation, says Dan Wootton


Speaking on GB News, Wootton commented: “You might be interested to know that there is a great deal of relief from the royal palaces.

“Particularly the Prince and Princess of Wales. Kate didn’t fancy the idea of having to go face-to-face with her sister-in-law.”

Harry and Meghan have laid bare their troubled relationship with the Royal Family in recent years with interviews and documentaries allowing the couple to speak out over their perceived discrepancies.

The Duke of Sussex recently spoke out on troubles involving the royal household in his autobiography, Spare, but he will be there to witness his father and stepmother being crowned in Westminster Abbey on May 6.

Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton says Prince Harry's UK trip will be a brief one

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Dan Wootton believes the trip will not be a lengthy one for the Duke, and expects him to depart soon after the event with as little public interaction as possible.

He told Patrick Christys: “I think he’s going to only be there for a short moment. He’s not going to be a part of any of the official celebrations.

“He’s not going to be on the balcony or anything like that. I think he has decided that in order to avoid the public indignity of a booing, he’s going to have to make sure that there’s no sort of public stunt or walkabout.

“He’s going to be in and out very quickly.”

The Palace said in a brief statement on Wednesday: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on 6th May.

“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

The announcement ends months of speculation regarding whether the couple would show up for the King’s big day.

Archewell, Harry and Meghan’s charitable foundation, issued a near identical statement to the Palace confirming the duke will join guests at the coronation.

Harry is set to be spotted in public with his close family for the first time since he criticised the royals in his memoir.

It will also be the first time he has been pictured with the Windsors since the funeral of his grandmother, the late Queen.

In his book, Harry took aim at King Charles’ parenting skills, while also claiming the monarch was jealous of Meghan and Kate.

He also accused his brother of physically assaulting him in his tell-all book, which was published in January.

Camilla, who is set to be named Queen, was branded “dangerous” by Harry in the book, who also accused her of sacrificing him on her own “personal PR altar”.

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