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Harry to find out Charles coronation invite 'in the coming days'

Writing in his exclusive column for Yahoo UK, Omid Scobie says invitations for the coronation will be sent to guests in the coming days.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala at the Hilton Midtown in New York on December 6, 2022. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan haven't appeared in the public eye for some time, but speculation is rife about whether they will attend King Charles's coronation in May. (Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan have yet to receive an invitation to King Charles’s coronation, Yahoo UK understands, though invites are expected to go out in the coming days.

Writing in his latest exclusive column, Yahoo's Royal Executive Editor Omid Scobie says any claims about their attendance are speculative, and the couple "can't make a decision" about whether to attend without an invite.

The presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the celebratory event on 6 May has generated a significant amount of speculation in recent weeks following a difficult few months for the Royal Family as they transition away from the stability of Queen Elizabeth’s long reign.

In November last year, the racism row involving Lady Susan Hussey and charity campaigner Ngozi Fulani engulfed the royals.

The following month, the palace was rocked by a series of allegations in Harry and Meghan's six-part Netflix documentary series and the Duke’s revealing memoir, Spare.

Intimate moment's from Harry and Meghan's private life are included in the trailer. (Netflix)
Controversial claims about the Royal Family were included in the couple's Netflix documentary as well as intimate moment's from their private life. (Netflix)

The Sussexes claimed Camilla, the Queen Consort, leaked stories to the press about the couple in what Harry alleged was an effort to rehabilitate her own public image after being known for so long as the "other woman" in Charles and Diana's marriage.

Harry also alleged that his brother physically attacked him during a 2019 encounter, in which William "parroted the press narrative" about Meghan. The Palace has not responded to either claim.

By Harry’s own admission, his relationship with his brother and father has grown cold. Speaking in an interview promoting Spare with ITV’s Tom Bradby, he said he wanted to get his “brother back” but that he no longer recognises his family members — and acknowledged “they probably don’t recognise me”.

Equally, he wrote in the introduction to his memoir that it was an attempt to be understood on his own terms not only by the public, but also his father and elder brother. And in an interview with The Telegraph, Harry said he had held back on revealing certain things in his memoir to allow for the possibility of reconciliation with his family.

ITV TO SHOW UK EXCLUSIVE PRINCE HARRY INTERVIEW WITH TOM BRADBY PRODUCED BY ITN PRODUCTIONS

 
HARRY: THE INTERVIEW
Sunday January 8th at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX 

Pictured: (l-r) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex interviewed by Tom Bradby in California.

ITV will show an exclusive interview with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, next Sunday in which he will talk in-depth to Tom Bradby, journalist and ITV News at Ten presenter, covering a range of subjects including his personal relationships, never-before-heard details surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, and a look ahead at his future. 

The 90 minute programme, produced by ITN Productions for ITV, will be broadcast two days before Prince Harry’s autobiography ‘Spare’ is published on 10 January, by Transworld.

The book has been billed by publisher Penguin Random House as “a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.

Filmed in California, where Harry now lives, Harry: The Interview, sees the Prince go into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the Royal Family.

Speaking to Tom Bradby, who he has known for more than 20 years, Prince Harry shares his personal story, in his own words.

Michael Jermey, ITV Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “It is extremely rare for a member of the Royal Family to speak so openly about their experience at the heart of the institution. 

“Tom Bradby’s interview with Prince Harry will be a programme that everyone with an informed opinion on the monarchy should want to watch.
Harry's televised interview with Tom Bradby was the only UK one in his promotional tour for Spare. (ITV)

While some reports have said the couple will be invited to the coronation, Yahoo UK understands that the Sussexes have not been invited.

Scobie writes: "No one, no matter how well-sourced, knows their plans right now — the couple have yet to be invited and can’t make a decision, or plans, until that happens."

Yahoo understands that invites will be going out to guests "in the coming days" but there is no word as to whether Harry and Meghan are on the list.

The prospect of a reunion in May would be the first time the three would have been together since Harry's claims and the first time since they gathered for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral in September.

King Charles III's coronation will take place on the morning of Saturday, 6 May.

It will take place at the historic Westminster Abbey, where the Coronation Ceremony has taken place for the last 900 years.

Once the solemn, religious service is completed, they will process back to Buckingham Palace accompanied by other members of the Royal Family.

The day will end with an appearance by the King and his family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

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