Sources say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not get invitations to the coronation if they criticize members of the royal family

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He probably wouldn’t invite King Charles Prince Harry And the Meghan Markle To be crowned if Harry attacks his wife Camilla, the Queen’s wife, in his house next bookA friend of the new queen told The Daily Beast.

“Almost everything Charles has done over the past 20 years has been, in one way or another, about accepting Camilla by the public,” said the friend. “He loves her. He’s incredibly protective of her and couldn’t do it without her. Even the Queen finally accepted it. Harry.” To attack Charles, he could take it on his chin, but if Harry forced him to choose, by putting Camilla in his book, there is no doubt he would choose Camilla.”

The palace declined to comment to the Daily Beast on this story. Palace sources simply say that the issue of the guest list is in the ‘tbc’ pile, leaving the door open for Harry and Meghan to take the call – or dismiss them.

Given that Harry had promised that his still-scheduled memoirs would be a “completely honest” account of his life, it seems impossible to imagine that it would not include a surprising account of the breakdown of Charles and Diana’s marriage, which occurred in part, as Diana herself so plainly put it, of During Charles’ ongoing relationship with Camilla.

Diana made it clear Andrew MortonTo write Diana, her true storyand that she considers Camilla far from being an innocent bystander, and that she was just as responsible for the continuation of the affair as Charles.

In an unforgettable encounter, narrated by Morton Diana: In her own wordsHe said Camilla invited Diana to lunch before her wedding and asked Diana if she would go fishing with Charles after their wedding. Diana said she wouldn’t do that.

“Diana later realized that Camilla saw Charles’ love of fishing as a channel to maintain her relationship with him,” Morton wrote.

The Daily Beast understands that there is tremendous tension in Charles’ circle over what the book might reveal, not least because a violent attack on Camilla’s character would be devastating to Charles.

While Harry has yet to meet Camilla in the same way he attacked his father – who accused him of cutting him off financially, not answering his phone calls Indifferent to his suffering Among his many alleged atrocities – he notably failed to salute her promotion to Queen.

Katie Nicholl, author of the book New Royals And the Vanity Fair Royal correspondent for the Daily Beast told the Daily Beast: “There is no doubt that Charles would like Harry and Meghan to be at his coronation. To be fair to Charles, he has been merciful in terms of openly extending olive branches to the Sussex Islands, not only In the address of his televised accession But also putting them front and center at funeral events.

“But he expects respect in return, and trouble will arise if, now and then, Harry repays him by attacking him, Camilla or the Enterprise. He will not tolerate inaccurate and unfair attacks.

The ball is in Sussex’s court. The royals, just like the rest of us, are waiting to see what they do next.

Katie Nicholl

“The Queen has been ruthless when it comes to protecting the institution, and Charles will be too, and we may attest to that in the lack of urgency to name Archie and Lillibet prince and princess. My understanding is that Charles is not averse to giving them titles, but he does expect to see respect from the Sussex in return.”

“The ball is in Sussex’s court. The royals, just like us, are waiting to see what they do next.”

King Charles III walks with Prince Harry as they arrive at St George’s Chapel inside Windsor Castle on September 19.

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The question of what the Sussexes intend to do – how much they will feed, and how painful and devastating the secrets they reveal in their next prayer – is the “known unknown” that precludes any real reconciliation, or the feeling of arriving at a new, stable, if uncomfortable, housing between the two sides. .

While the Queen was alive, the mystery, though unhelpful, was something both sides could live with. in One copy of the eventsHarry and Meghan plan to publish the book and broadcast their films this year – and then spend the next year rebuilding burned bridges.

The death of Queen Elizabeth completely collapsed the viability of such a strategy.

But Windsor’s stubbornness is strong, and there was no indication that Harry and Meghan attempted to reconcile in any meaningful way while in the UK for the Queen’s funeral rites.

Despite a handful of carefully designed joint events with William, Harry was said to have been angered by a series of perceived superstitions that included sitting in the second row during the funeral at Westminster Abbey, and being allowed to wear a uniform during the Queen’s vigil but the Queen’s EIIR code had been removed , demonstrating his role as camp assistant, and was forbidden to wear uniform at other times, Camp told reporters that a joint tour of Windsor Castle was all William’s idea.

Their actions over the next few weeks could decide not only what relations with the royals will be like during the coronation in May, but what they will be like for the rest of their lives.

Duncan Larcombe

Duncan Larcombe, royal author and former royal editor at Sunhe told The Daily Beast that if the Montecito-based couple are serious about making enough adjustments with the royal family to secure an invitation for Camilla and Charles’ coronation, a good first step would be to wish William and Kate well when they visit Boston in December to promote the Earthshot Award.

He added, “What? Harry and Meghan say and do The next few months is really important. Their actions over the next few weeks could decide not only what relations with the royals will be like during the coronation in May, but what they will be like for the rest of their lives. It all depends on what he says, in particular, in his book, which is, in a sense, the eagerly awaited royal book ever and the first authored by a family member.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex The coffin carrying the body of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrives on its journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on September 14. in London.

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“If the Palace decides not to invite Harry, one way to get around it is to just say that the coronation is a corporate event, not a family event, and therefore is for members of the royal family only. Whereas it would be unusual disrespect for Harry if he wasn’t invited to support his father in the biggest A day in his life, it is also hard to see how the King could invite him if the backdrop for his coronation was Harry sticking machetes to Charles and Camilla’s appearances while promoting in his book.”

“It looks like Charles is keeping his powder dry until he sees what they come up with,” Larcombe added. “The sons of Harry and Meghan have not yet made princes and princesses, although they are entitled to these titles as a matter of law and precedent.

“This is a carrot that can be left on for years to come. Charles is certainly not in a rush to make an announcement one way or the other, and may take some relief from the reports that Harry is desperate. trying to rewrite The parts of the book most critical of his father.”

The truth about Harry and Meghan is that everything has changed.

surely, They need money. But Harry must ask himself how sustainable it is to confront a man who is now one of the most powerful men in the world, a king who has every lever of the huge machinery of the British state to attract his whims.

As the coronation will clearly demonstrate, they are no longer in an argument with an intervening prince. They’re in an argument with a king – and that’s an entirely different proposition.

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