Prince Harry issues warning to King Charles over 'toxic atmosphere' with clear demands for Coronation

Prince Harry and King Charles

Prince Harry will attend the Coronation

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Paige Creaney

By Paige Creaney

Published: 14/04/2023

- 11:20

Updated: 14/04/2023

- 11:30

Harry reportedly wanted a summit with King Charles and Prince William to discuss their issues before the event

Prince Harry will likely play an extremely limited role in the upcoming Coronation of King Charles on May 6, after finally confirming his attendance at the event.

The Duke of Sussex will be in attendance at the event in Westminster Abbey after his falling out with the Firm, however it is thought that feuding brothers Harry and William won't be seen in a camera shot together.

A royal insider has indicated that Harry will be seated with other non-working members of the Royal Family, and those he has no bad blood with.

This includes the likes of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and their husbands.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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He is also not expected to take part in either the King’s Procession or the Coronation Procession to and from Buckingham Palace, nor will he be on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Insiders said Harry was aware the historic occasion will be "pretty much the most important day" of the King's life.

However, Harry wanted a summit with King Charles and Prince William to discuss their issues before the Coronation.

A source said: "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" they told The Mirror.

It comes after the Duke of Sussex was recently confirmed to be in attendance at the historic event, but won't be there with his wife Meghan Markle and the King's grandchildren.

In a statement released by the palace, they said: "Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on 6th May.

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla

King Charles and the Queen Consort will be crowned next month, in front of more than 2,000 guests


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

The decision for Meghan to reject the invitation will be seen as part of these continuing, unresolved family tensions.

Harry will be returning under the cloud of his recent tell-all memoir 'Spare' in which he gained the name from when the King supposedly told Diana, the then-Princess of Wales, that she had given him a "spare."

It will be the first time he has been seen with the Royal Family since the memoir was published.

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