Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to attend King Charles’s May coronation, according to an official invite sent to them by email. However, Prince Harry has remained silent on his attendance amid an interview with Gabor Mate. Despite the invitation, the couple has yet to confirm whether they will attend the ceremony.
The coronation, which will take place on May 17, has long been anticipated by royal watchers as it marks King Charles’s official ascension to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. NBC News first reported that Prince Harry was contacted about the event, but his attendance remained unclear.
Harper’s BAZAAR confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have now been officially invited to the coronation, but they have not publicly confirmed whether they will attend. The couple has been living in California since stepping down as senior members of the royal family last year and has not returned to the UK due to travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.
The Washington Post reported that Prince Harry remained silent on his attendance during an interview with Gabor Mate. The interview focused on mental health, addiction, and trauma, with Mate drawing on his personal and professional experience as a physician to discuss these topics.
PEOPLE reported that despite the invite, the couple has not confirmed their attendance. Many royal watchers are eagerly anticipating the event as it marks a significant moment in the history of the British monarchy.
In the run-up to the coronation, there has been much speculation about who will attend and what role Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will play in the proceedings. The couple famously stepped down from royal duties, citing the press intrusion and racism they experienced as reasons for their decision.
HuffPost reported that the invitation was sent by email to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, suggesting that communication between the couple and the royal family remains strained. The event is expected to be a grand affair, with many heads of state and dignitaries in attendance.