Charles and William won't apologise to Harry before coronation: 'Stalemate'

King Charles' coronation will take place on May 6.

With King Charles’ coronation less than three months away, it’s reported that both the monarch and Prince William are refusing to give Prince Harry the apology he is asking for if he is to attend the event.

Sources describe the relationship between the royals as a “toxic stalemate” after Harry exposed his family's secrets in his tell-all memoir Spare, according to Daily Mail.

Prince Harry, King Charles and Prince William.
King Charles and Prince William are reportedly refusing to apologise to Prince Harry ahead of Charles’ coronation. Photo: Getty

“There is still a huge amount of ill will boiling over in the family,” one insider told the publication.

‘Save the date’ cards are said to be sent out in the next two weeks to the 2000 guests who have been invited to Charles’ crowning, which is a significantly smaller invite list to Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 which had over 8200 guests.


It’s previously been reported that Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have yet to decide whether or not they’ll attend the coronation in May.

According to The Mirror, Harry wants to speak with his father and his brother Prince William to clear the air before he considers flying to the UK for the major occasion.

“Harry has been very clear and his position hasn't wavered,” a source told the publication. “He isn't going to come if he feels the atmosphere will be as toxic as it was during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and funeral. He's said he wants to reconcile with his family and it's their call, but so far nothing has changed.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Harry and Meghan Markle have yet to decide whether or not they’ll attend the coronation in May. Photo: Netflix

If Harry and Meghan do attend the coronation, they will do so as 'normal' members of the family and will not have a special role. They will also likely not be allowed to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

It's also possible that Harry will attend solo while Meghan stays in the US to be with their two young children and celebrate their son Archie’s fourth birthday, which is on the same day as the coronation.

Harry gave an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby following the release of his book last month and told the journalist he does want to attend the coronation, but added “the ball is in their court”.

“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then,” he said. “But, the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it.”

Harry also added: “I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back.”

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