Prince Harry requested a private audience with the King and Prince William but was denied
Prince Harry has recently concluded his media tour in connection with the release of his memoir, Spare, where he aired his grievances publicly against his family, the British media, and the public. A new report claims that the estranged royal requests a private meeting with his father, King Charles III, before deciding whether to attend the upcoming Coronation in May. The Duke of Sussex had previously mentioned his desire to have discussions with close family members before the event at Westminster Abbey. However, according to an insider, his position has stayed the same.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to confirm if they will attend the Coronation of King Charles on May 6, 2023. However, the source reveals that “Harry has been very clear, and his position hasn’t wavered – 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.” Prince Harry’s request for a sit-down summit together with his father, brother, and other members of the Royal Family has reportedly been ignored by King Charles, as the monarch is more focused on organizing the event, and he “simply won’t have the time” to hash things out with his son.
Prince William, next in line to the throne, reportedly feels that he does not owe his brother anything and has no intention of apologizing to Harry. William isn’t interested in apologizing because a source reveals that their brotherly relationship is far more fractured than Charles and Harry’s bond.
During an interview with Tom Bradby on ITV News to promote his memoir, Prince Harry expressed his hope that there could be a change within his family before the Coronation. He said, “There’s a lot that can happen between now and then, but you know, the door is always open, the ball is in their court. There is a lot to be discussed, and I really hope they are willing to sit down and talk about it.” However, King Charles was too busy to spare time for his estranged son; it remains to be seen if the royal family can resolve their differences before the Coronation.