Royal Family 'have upper hand' on Meghan and Harry as Duke races away from King Charles's Coronation

Royal Family 'have upper hand' on Meghan and Harry as Duke races away from King Charles's Coronation
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GB News
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 06/05/2023

- 19:58

Updated: 06/05/2023

- 20:21

The Duke of Sussex was seen speaking to Royal Family members

The Coronation has proven the Royal Family have the “upper hand” on Harry and Meghan as the rift moves into new territory, according to a commentator.

It comes as the Duke of Sussex opted to travel to Westminster Abbey for the historic occasion after making a string of damaging claims about the royal establishment in his memoir ‘Spare’, released earlier this year.

His wife, Meghan Markle, decided against making the trip, citing the birthday of her son, Archie, which occurred on the same day as King Charles’s big day.

According to royal commentator Kinsey Schofield, the fact Harry made the trip despite his grievances suggests the firm have the “upper hand” on the estranged couple.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry attended the Coronation despite strained relations with the royal household


Speaking to GB News, she said Harry showed his “need” for royal interests despite appearing to grow further apart from his family.

She told Nigel Farage: “It almost looks like he’s saying, ‘I need you’, and the fact the Royal Family invited Harry and Meghan makes them look like the bigger people.

“I think Americans recognise that and they recognise the hypocrisy of Harry telling us ‘these are the worst people in the world’ and still chasing after them.”

Harry’s appearance was short-lived as the Duke headed to Heathrow within hours of his father being coronated.

Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey

Harry sat in the third row at the historic event


He was sat in the third row for the crowning of Charles and his stepmother in Westminster Abbey, two rows behind his brother the Prince of Wales.

He was seen nodding and smiling to guests as he entered the venue with his cousin Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as he entered the church on Sunday.

Harry opted against appearing on the Palace balcony for the finale, with confirmation coming earlier in the day that ex-working royals had no formal role at the event.

The 38-year-old was seated between his cousin Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, and the late Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra, in the same row as Eugenie, Beatrice and Mapelli Mozzi.

During the service, as the congregation paid homage to the King, Harry was seen, along with the other royals around him, speaking the words: “God save King Charles. Long live King Charles. May the King live forever.”

Also in the third row, at the other end from Harry, was Andrew, who stopped using the His Royal Highness style in an official capacity in January 2022.

Andrew wore his Order of the Garter robe which holds special significance for the royals.

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain.

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