...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
The Royal Family has announced that Prince Harry will be attending King Charles III’s coronation next month at Westminster Abbey in London, but his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, will not be joining him.
BBC News’ Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond has revealed that the Royal Family had “genuine concern” for Meghan’s safety, as Royals feared “if Meghan turned up, she would be booed on the streets.”
Jonny also suggested that part of the reason for the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Archie and Princess Lillibet’s absence could be because the coronation falls on Prince Archie’s birthday, but he does not believe this is the only reason the Duchess and the children are not attending the event.
Jonny went on to say that whilst making arrangements for Prince Harry’s attendance might have been a sensitive one, it’s likely that the Royal Family sees Prince Harry’s attendance as the best possible option at this current time.
Although there will still be considerable attention on Prince Harry during the event, the Royal Family is pleased to have him in the fold.
Jonny also suggested that the event will top out any family quarrels there might be between Prince Harry and the Royal Family.
Overall, there was genuine concern in the palace that if Meghan turned up, she would be booed on the streets, and that was a big thing for the Royal Family.
The primary concern was about the couple overshadowing the coronation, but the Royal Family was also concerned about Meghan’s safety.
An official from the palace told Jonny that there was a concern that Meghan would be booed on the streets if she turned up.