Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children have not yet been invited to the coronation of King Charles III. The Telegraph reports.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly received their invitation via “email correspondence” following speculation as to whether they would be in attendance. However, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet are said not to be invited at this time.
The couple were informed that should Archie and Lilibet confirm their own participation, recording would be discussed. Currently, Buckingham Palace staff have been told to work on the basis that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in attendance.
King Charles III urged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to vacate their UK home, Frogmore Cottage, earlier this month to ease questions about their presence, which were later cleared up.
A spokesman for the couple confirmed that they “recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s Office regarding the coronation,” but it’s not yet clear if the couple will be there.
“We are not announcing an immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend at this time,” the spokesperson confirmed The times.
Accordingly The Telegraphthe pair are “weighing the logistics” alongside the “personal implications” of attending the ceremony amid a family disagreement over Frogmore and the broader allegations made at it spare part.
A royal source noted that Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet are “very young”, while the Prince and Princess of Wales are still “mulling over” Prince Louis’ presence. It is thought they will likely bring him with them, although the four-year-old was absent from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last year.
Meanwhile, the Queen Consort’s grandchildren will have an official role in the ceremony, it has been confirmed. Their son Tom Parker Bowles has two teenage children and their daughter Laura Lopes has a 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old twins.
The Queen Consort was reportedly in favor of her grandchildren wearing the canopy to be placed over them during the anointing, although Buckingham Palace rejected the suggestion.
A royal source went on to argue that it would be “completely inappropriate” for discussions about the role of Camilla’s grandchildren to precede those of King Charles III.
The coronation of King Charles III. and The Queen Consort takes place at Westminster Abbey on May 6, presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The service is meant to “reflect the role of the monarch today” and look to the future of the royal family, while maintaining a sense of tradition.