Charles' peace offering to Harry and Meghan after coronation invite

The King has offered an olive branch after telling the pair to move out of Frogmore Cottage.

King Charles has offered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a peace offering after ordering the pair to move out of their UK residence Frogmore Cottage in January, the same day Spare was released.

Since Harry's record-breaking memoir was released, there have been rumours about whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be invited to the King's coronation in May.

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Charles has reportedly reached out with a peace offering to Harry and Meghan as the pair refuse to confirm their attendance at his coronation. Photo: Getty

It has since been confirmed that the pair received an invitation, however, have not shared whether or not they will be attending, with a spokesman for the couple saying Harry "recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the Coronation".

He added, "An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time."


Now, the King has reportedly decided to let them use Frogmore Cottage should they fly to the UK for the coronation.

According to The Sun, Charles has offered up the couple’s home, which is on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to his brother, Prince Andrew, however, he reportedly turned it down.

Charles and Harry
While Harry has confirmed he received an invitation to the coronation, it's unsure as to whether he and Meghan will attend. Photo: Getty

Now the Sussexes have confirmed the news to the publication, with a spokesperson saying: “We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage."

In a column for Yahoo, the couple’s friend and author Omid Scobie claimed the shock decision left two members of the royal family “appalled” and the Sussexes “stunned”.

“Harry and Meghan have until early summer to vacate,” a source told Omid.

“Initially they were given just weeks, but now they have at least until after the coronation.”

Harry's shock diagnosis

It comes after Harry told Canadian doctor and author Dr Gabor Maté during a live-streamed Q&A that he endured an "incredibly painful" childhood and wasn't given hugs or attention as a young boy.

"Since the age of 12, apart from being in a state of shock, I was in fight or flight," he said, speaking of the time after his mother's death. "I certainly have felt throughout my life, from my younger years, that I always felt slightly different to the rest of my family. I felt strange being in this container. And I know that my mum felt the same."

He added, however, that he doesn't consider himself a "victim" and that the "smothers" his children Archie, three, and Lilbet, one, with love, because of the lack of attention he received as a young boy.

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Harry was surprised to be diagnosed with ADHD during a Q&A with Dr Gabor Maté. Photo: Getty

During the interview, Dr Maté surprised Harry by sharing he had "several diagnoses" for the royal.

"Whether you like it or not, I have diagnosed you with ADD [attention deficit disorder]. You can agree or disagree," he said. "I don’t see it as a disease. I see it as a normal response to abnormal stress."

ADD, or ADHD [attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder] as it's more commonly referred to now, usually begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity.

Harry appeared stunned by the diagnosis, and simply said, "OK," before asking, "Should I accept that or should I look into it?"

"You can do what you want with it," Dr Maté responded.

Harry spoke about his experience of fatherhood during the Q&A, telling the therapist, "As a father I have a huge responsibility to ensure that I don’t pass on any traumas that I’ve had as a kid or as a man growing up."

"Me and my wife do the best we can as parents, learning from our own pasts and being able to grow together to provide for our kids and to be able to break that cycle," he added. "And it’s not easy, and you certainly don’t make friends in the process in the short term."

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