Prince Harry’s ‘bitter pill to swallow’ laid bare as Duke prepares to reunite with Royal Family

Prince Harry’s ‘bitter pill to swallow’ laid bare as Duke prepares to reunite with Royal Family

Prince Harry has a 'bitter pill to swallow', according to Paul Burrell

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 12/04/2023

- 22:06

The Duke of Sussex will face those he has criticised in his recent book

Prince Harry is “planning his next assault” on the Royal Family as he prepares to trek across the pond for King Charles III’s Coronation, according to Princess Diana’s ex-butler Paul Burrell.

The Duke of Sussex will attend the celebration without his wife, Meghan Markle, who will remain in California with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Speaking on GB News, Paul Burrell says he expects Harry to use the occasion for malicious purposes and launch an offensive on members of the Royal Family.

He also says Harry faces a “bitter pill to swallow” as he undertakes a key tradition with Camilla as she is formally made Queen.

King Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry

Prince Harry is set to reunite with the Royal Family


The Duke of Sussex appears to have burned bridges with many members of the royal establishment by making a series of inflammatory claims in his memoir, Spare, which was published in January.

Burrell says he believes Harry will be looking for more stories to tell as he prepares to face members of his family for the first time since the funeral of his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

He told Dan Wootton: “Harry is keeping the door open and preserving his USP by being royal. That’s what the Americans love, the fact they’re royal.

“Harry will have to face his family, the ones he has criticised. He will even have to bow and kiss the hand of Queen Camilla, and that’s going to be a very tough pill to swallow.

Paul Burrell

Paul Burrell says Prince Harry will be 'gathering anecdotes' during his UK trip

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“He will also be gathering anecdotes for his next assault on his family.”

Meghan Markle’s decision to snub the invitation is not down to Prince Archie’s birthday, which some have claimed is a key factor behind the Duchess’ decision, according to Burrell.

“The decision is exactly what I thought would happen,” he told GB News. “I personally did not want to watch the Harry and Meghan show at the King’s Coronation, I want to watch the King’s Coronation.

“It’s right that she’s not here because I think her security would be in danger. She would be at risk of being booed or even worse.

“This excuse of her not coming because it’s Archie’s birthday is pathetic because Lilibet spent her first birthday here at Frogmore Cottages, so why couldn’t Archie?”

The couple’s announcement ends months of speculation as to whether they will attend the event after a series of remarks from the pair, criticising the royal establishment and individual members of the family.

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.”

In his book, Spare, Harry branded Camilla “dangerous”, and accused her of sacrificing him on her own “personal PR altar”.

The Duke also alleged it was William and Kate who encouraged him to dress up as a Nazi at a fancy dress party in an incident which has become notorious.

The claims were seen as hugely damaging to Harry’s already flagging relationship with his brother, as well as his dealings with the King and the rest of the family.

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