Prince Harry Finally Speaks Out About King Charles’ Upcoming Coronation

"The ball is in their court," the Duke says of their impending invitation.

Prince Harry has entered the group chat. After weeks of speculating whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be attending — let alone be invited to — King Charles’ coronation, Harry is speaking out on the matter for the first time.

In a new teaser for ITV’s sit-down interview with Harry, which is set to air this Sunday, journalist Tom Bradby asks, “If you are invited to the coronation, will you come?”

“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then,” Harry doubtfully says in response. “But, the door is always open. The ball is in their court.”

In a near plea to his family across the pond, Harry adds: “There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it.”

This is the second time we’ve heard talks of Harry wishing to have a formal chat with King Charles ahead of his upcoming coronation.

Following the release of the Harry & Meghan docuseries, it was reported that Harry and Meghan Markle were eager to receive an olive branch from those who wronged them inside the palace. This includes Prince William and Kate Middleton as well as the institution.

More specifically, Harry and Meghan are looking for the senior royals to take some accountability for the media vendetta against Meghan, which began when she first entered the picture back in 2017. From what I gathered from watching the docuseries, that’s as probable as seeing pigs fly. I’m just saying.

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Nearly a month ago, several royal experts also came forward suggesting it would be unwise of Harry and Meghan to attend the King’s coronation — not so much at the expense of Harry’s father, but of the Britons.

The couple have been warned that a cold welcome could be awaiting them. If we’ve learned anything from their tell-all documentary on Netflix, this scenario would be a field day for the UK tabloids, who’ve had it out for Meghan since day one.

Of course, this is all whether Harry and Meghan are even invited. As of yet, they have not received a formal invitation from His Majesty. The official crowning ceremony is expected to take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

ITV’s 90-minute special with Prince Harry will air on ITV1 at 9pm GMT (4pm EST for US viewers). Non-UK viewers can also stream the interview on ITVX.

Harry’s memoir, Spare, hits shelves on Tuesday, Jan. 10. In the meantime, you can stream all six episodes of Harry & Meghan on Netflix.

Emily Weaver
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