- Prince Harry could sit 10 rows behind his brother at the coronation of the monarch
- Former butler Paul Burrell said he believed there was “no chance” of reconciliation
According to a royal insider, Prince Harry will be seated ten rows away from other senior royals at his father’s coronation before hurriedly exiting.
Former butler Paul Burrell says the Duke of Sussex may have little time to speak to the king or his brother, the Prince of Wales, during his visit next month.
He added that there was ‘no chance’ of reconciliation following the fallout from his surprising memo earlier this year, Sun reports.
Despite the appearance of disdain, the far-back position could prove useful to Prince Harry if he wishes to get out quickly, a former royal aide has revealed.
Mr Burrell told GB News’ Dan Wootton: “He didn’t want to spend too much time around them.
“No chance of reconciliation any time soon, I’m afraid—I think he’ll get a very cold reception from Windsor.”
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Mr Burrell added his opinion that the Duke of Sussex “isn’t going to hang around”, with some speculating that he could be in and out of the UK within 24 hours.
He said: He comes to put his foot in the door while he is coming because his father wants him.
Despite this, Mr Burrell, who was a close attendant of Princess Diana, said the king would be “delighted” to have his two sons at his coronation.
The Duchess of Sussex said the suggestion she lost the coronation because of a letter she sent to King Charles about racism and “unconscious prejudice” within the royal family is “frankly absurd”.
On Friday, it was reported that Meghan Markle wrote to King Charles following Oprah’s surprise interview, which is She reportedly named the person accused of speculating about the skin color of her unborn son, Archie.
It is understood to have been sent in response to a letter from the monarch – the only senior member of the family to contact the Duchess after Meghan and Harry were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
A source told The Daily Telegraph that the Duchess would not attend the coronation on 6 May because she had received an unsatisfactory response from the King.
But Sussex insider Omid Scobie released a statement from the Sussex team, which said in response to the reports, that it was “wrong” and “frankly ridiculous”.
Omid Scobie wrote from his Twitter account, the statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It read: “The Duchess of Sussex is about her life in the present, not thinking of correspondence from two years ago in relation to conversations from four years ago.
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Any suggestion otherwise is downright wrong and ludicrous.
“We encourage the tabloid media and the various other royal correspondents to stop exhausting the circuses they create on their own.”
Previous reports have said that Buckingham Palace is also aware of the Sussexes’ frustration that initial correspondence about the coronation made no mention of their children.
Harry will attend the celebration on May 6 alone, while Meghan will take care of Prince Archie on his fourth birthday and Princess Lilibet in California.
A royal insider noted that although the tone was warm, it did not ease the tension between the two sides.
Relations continued to sour after the Sussex stared in a six-part Netflix docuseries and published Harry’s revealing memoir, Spare.
Charles, who at the time was Prince of Wales, was said to be disappointed that Meghan and Harry felt the need to make such damaging claims public.
He recently backed a research project on the monarch’s historical links to the transatlantic slave trade, having previously expressed “personal grief”.
MailOnline contacted the Sussexes for comment but received no response, instead the pair issued the statement through Scobie.
Prince Harry has touched upon unconscious bias in the past. In January this year, he spoke to Tom Bradby on ITV to promote his memoirs.
“In an Oprah interview you accused your family members of being racist,” the presenter said, to which Harry replied, “No I didn’t,” adding, “The British press reported it.”
After Bradby said the Duchess had claimed disturbing comments had been made about Archie’s skin colour, Harry said: “There was – there was concern about his skin colour.”
Asked if he would call it racist, the duke said: “I wouldn’t, because I didn’t live within that family.”
“The difference between racism and unconscious bias are two different things,” he continued.
But once that is acknowledged, or indicated to you as an individual, or as an organization, that you have an unintended bias, so you have the opportunity to learn and grow from that so that you can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
It was also reported that Prince Harry was “desperate” to be at the coronation to publicly support his father because he is “sick for home”.
the sun He also reported on Friday that although the duke made repeated attempts to contact the king to discuss plans during his time back in London, his father was only able to write in time for one conversation.
It is understood Harry was “missing the British aspects of life” and “may start spending more time” in the UK.
A source told the newspaper: “Harry was desperate to return to the coronation and spend quality time with his family.”
Buckingham Palace revealed on April 14 that Prince Harry will attend the monarch’s coronation in London next month alone, with the Duchess of Sussex staying in California with their children.
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