King Charles is set on finding a way for Prince Harry to attend his coronation in May, and courtiers are considering how to accommodate the Sussexes in a “low profile” capacity.
According to sources close to Charles, he wants his youngest son at the most important occasion of his life even if Prince William is understood to be resistant to the idea. While there has been no contact between Harry and his family since the publication of Spare, his bombshell memoir, the Duke of Sussex has said he wants to pave the way for a reconciliation.
Charles has also told friends that he hopes to repair relations following some of the devastating revelations published in the tell-all, in which Harry accused his brother of physically attacking him and called Camilla, Queen Consort “dangerous,” a “villain” and accused her of planting stories in the press.
Relations between Harry and his family have been strained ever since the Sussexes’ decision to quit their roles as working royals. Since then Harry and Meghan have given a number of high-profile interviews attacking the royal family and lifting the lid on royal life in Harry & Meghan, their Netflix docuseries.
However, Harry’s autobiography, which revealed intimate details of his life growing up as a royal, has been deemed the most damaging with William and Camilla particularly in the firing line. Harry also described Princess Kate as cool and unwelcoming towards Meghan.
Sources close to William say there’s no trust left between him and Harry and suggesting a reconciliation between the siblings is unlikely. However, Charles believes that as a family they have to move on and that the royal family must be united on the eve of the coronation.
While official invites to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, which will take place on Saturday, May 6th, have yet to be sent out, sources close to Charles say he is likely to invite Harry and Meghan “because it is the right thing to do and will hopefully pave the way for peace.”
“Charles is a forgiving person by nature, and he wants to move on,” says another. “Whatever has been said and done, Harry is still his son and he loves him. He also cannot imagine being crowned, the most important moment of his life, without both his sons witnessing the moment.”