Despite their troubled connection with the royal family, former British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been invited to King Charles III’s coronation.
After his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died in September 2022, Charles came to the throne.
He will be formally crowned on May 6, a date that Harry and Markle’s admirers feel was chosen purposely to generate a conflict for them because it is their son Archie’s 4th birthday.
Since they stepped down from their top royal positions in January 2020, Markle and Harry have had a rocky relationship with his family.
“I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation,” a spokesperson for the pair told The Sunday Times on Sunday.
“An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
Meghan and Harry’s relationship with the Royal family has been strained since the couple stepped down from their top royal duties in January 2020.
Emotions erupted when Harry, 38, published a tell-all biography in which he exposed a slew of family secrets, including an alleged physical altercation with his brother, Prince William, and an allegation that Charles, 74, relished making disparaging remarks about redheaded Harry’s “true father.”
In one excerpt of the memoir, the younger son of the late Princess Diana wrote, “Pa liked telling stories, and this was one of the best in his repertoire. He’d always end with a burst of philosophizing … Who knows if I’m really the Prince of Wales? Who knows if I’m even your real father?
“He’d laugh and laugh, though it was a remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumor circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lovers: Major James Hewitt,” he continued. “One cause of this rumor was Major Hewitt’s flaming ginger hair, but another cause was sadism.”
The royals have yet to address the contents of the book.