London – Prince Harry confirmed plans to join His father’s coronation, King Charles III, on May 6, without his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after years of public outcry over his relationship with his family. Harry will land in the UK on Friday and is expected to be in the city for less than 48 hours.
Harry will attend the coronation for the first time with his father and brother William, Prince of Wales. The funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II In September.
Then, it appeared King Charles offered an olive branch to his estranged son, saying he wanted to “show love to Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”
Harry and William’s hopes of a truce are dashed
Harry and William greeted members of the public outside Windsor Castle after the funeral, along with Meghan and William’s wife Kate, Princess of Wales.
It brought hope for a reunion, Valentine Lowe, royal correspondent for The Times of London, told CBS News.
But despite how it may appear, Lowe said there was tension behind the scenes.
“There was definitely no great personal warmth between the two couples,” Lowe said. “I mean, when it was over, they went their separate ways. They didn’t even get in the same car together. It was important to do that, but I think the lack of warmth, the lack of coming together, it was pretty obvious even at that point. .”
Lowe said it was “presumable” that Meghan had decided not to attend the coronation.
“It’s a little less of a drama if she doesn’t come,” he said, suggesting Meghan might be hoping to “minimize the damage, minimize the pain.”
Harry and Meghan go public
Since Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, Harry and Meghan have released a Netflix series detailing the family’s internal strife. Harry did too His book “Extra” was published. And it’s promoted with all the interviews.
“I wasn’t thrown to the wolves, I was fed to the wolves,” Meghan said in their Netflix special.
Talking to Harry An interview on “60 Minutes”. Anderson Cooper asked Prince about a line in his book where he mentions a “full-scale rift” with his family. He asked Harry if he thought it could be cured.
“Yes,” Harry replied, adding: “The ball is very much in their court… there needs to be a constructive conversation, something that can happen in private that doesn’t leak.”
A “Painful Family Feud”
Lowe, from The Times newspaper, said the royal family, as an institution, would prefer the problems with Harry and Meghan to go away.
“They’re human, you know, and we all have family lines, don’t we?” He said, adding: “They just want to make it better. A bitter and painful family feud in the public eye that is very difficult to manage.”
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