Harry And Meghan Reportedly Want To Meet With Senior Royals Ahead of Charles’ Coronation
The King is allegedly dubbing the couple's Netflix docuseries a "money grab."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to have their cake and eat it, too. After essentially calling out the royal family for years’ worth of wrongdoings in their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly requesting a visit with His Majesty.
Per TMZ, The Times reported that Harry and Meghan are hoping to receive an olive branch of sorts from the senior royals. Names were not given. However, based on what we know about the monarchy, that meeting would include Prince Harry, Meghan, King Charles, and Prince William and by extension, Kate Middleton.
A source told the UK outlet that the Duke and Duchess are still after an apology from the institution, whom they’re also prompting to take responsibility for the tabloid vendetta that’s transpired against Meghan since their courtship began back in 2017.
As someone who binged (and has reported on) volume one and two of Harry & Meghan, I’m curious whether Harry and Meghan saw the same docuseries I did. Harry and Meghan made it abhorrently clear that the institution would rather lick the bottom of the king’s shoe than take ownership of the allegations they’re facing — or help them peacefully resolve issues with the UK press.
It seems crystal clear that an apology is off the table, especially after the couple just globally dragged Buckingham Palace and its cohorts through the mud.
The news comes on the heels of another alleged report that Harry and Meghan may not be invited to King Charles coronation. The ceremony is set to take place on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey. Apparently, the Sussexes are not on the guest list.
The Times claims that Harry and Meghan are feeling the pressure to come to some sort of even ground with senior members in time for the coronation. Albeit, Charles and William have reportedly not discussed the matter — nor the Netflix docuseries — with their estranged relatives as of yet.
This isn’t at all surprising. Before the docuseries even aired, Us Weekly spoke with sources close to Charles who expressed he was “concerned” that the show “will cause irreparable damage to the Monarchy.”
Another insider told RadarOnline.com that the Netflix project is merely a “money grab” in Charles’ eyes. “They’ve done this show purely for financial gain, and it’s full of lies,” the source said. “Charles understands that Harry feels he could have been a better father, but at the same time, he doesn’t think he and the rest of the family deserve to be attacked and shamed like this.”
“Harry and Meghan have hit the point of no return,” the insider added. The royals have not publicly commented on the docuseries.
The strife between Harry and Meghan and the monarchy is only expected to worsen with the forthcoming release of Harry’s memoir. Titled Spare, the explosive tell-all hits shelves on Jan. 10, 2023.
In the meantime, you can stream all six episodes of Harry & Meghan on Netflix.