Prince Harry will attend King Charles’ coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6, according to Buckingham Palace. The announcement comes after months of speculation about whether the Duke of Sussex would be invited to the event following the publication of his explosive memoir, Spare. However, it is alleged that Harry and his brother, Prince William, who has been involved in a well-publicized feud, will be seated far apart from each other at the ceremony.
Harry will attend the coronation but remain seated far from William
On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Harry will attend King Charles’ coronation at Westminster Abbey, ending months of speculation about whether he would be invited following the publication of his explosive memoir, Spare.
According to sources close to the situation, Harry and his brother, Prince William, will be seated far apart from each other at the event, with Harry reportedly being seated several rows behind the senior royals.
The move is reportedly intentional and is aimed at preventing any chance encounters between the brothers.
The impact of Harry’s memoir on his relationship with his family
Harry’s memoir Spare, which was published earlier this year, is dominated by his rivalry with his elder brother and the death of their mother, Princess Diana.
The book includes several shocking claims, including that William attacked him during a fierce argument.
While William’s office and Buckingham Palace never commented on the book’s claims, sources close to the situation have indicated that relations between the two brothers are at an all-time low.
“There is no doubt that relations between William and Harry are at an all-time low,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Fox News Digital.
“They reportedly are not communicating and are unlikely to be seated near each other at Westminster Abbey.
If Harry does, as is apparently intended, depart almost immediately for California after the ceremony, it is highly unlikely that any meaningful interactions with any members of the royal family will occur.
They know they can’t trust him, and he is well aware as to why!”
Kinsey Schofield, the host of the “To Di For Daily” podcast, explained that while William and Catherine will tolerate Harry’s presence, there is a deep sense of hurt and betrayal towards him. Harry’s actions have been very hurtful… and while I would never be so bold or cruel to predict the breakdown of a marriage… I would state that the only way I could see Harry being welcomed back into the fold is solo.”
Acrimony between Harry and his family spills into public view
Harry’s memoir, which includes details of private conversations with his father and brother, has further fanned tensions between Harry and his family.
The book, published earlier this year, includes allegations that members of the royal family regularly feed the press unflattering information about other members in exchange for positive press.
The prince singled out his father’s beloved wife Camilla, accusing her of leaking private conversations to the media as she sought to rehabilitate her image.
The acrimony between Harry and his family once again spilled into public view last month when the Sussexes said they had been asked to vacate Frogmore Cottage, their home in Britain.
“It is my understanding that the brothers are currently not on speaking terms, and Prince William is adamant that it stays that way to protect himself and his family,” said Schofield.
“I don’t think we will ever see Prince William fully embrace his brother again. Harry’s actions have been very hurtful.”