Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are playing three-dimensional chess with King Charles III. With regard to his coronation in May, he has put them in a difficult position.
Archie and Lilibet, the power couple’s young children, will be invited to the momentous event.
Going, though, is a difficult decision. Their profile would support them going to the ceremony. It is difficult to argue against the fact that the renegade royals gained significantly from their ties to the British monarchy.
They would have more material for their future initiatives if they made a prominent appearance at the coronation. Nevertheless, after slamming the Royal Family for more than two years, it would also make them appear hypocritical.
The Monarch, who doesn’t actually want them at the party, is content to let them decide so that they won’t come across as the bad guy.
A Sovereign who wants to appear kind and above the fray shouldn’t ignore them completely.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cannot simply decline the offer because doing so would be rude.
Due to the red lines being breached by the Harry & Meghan docuseries and the Spare tell-all memoir, the two sides do not want to run into each other during the coronation.
Finding a mutually agreeable exit route from the high-stakes Kabuki dance is the current objective. Ideas to help the Sussexes out of their situation are becoming more evident as the big date approaches.
The pair has a historical justification for not visiting England that might hold water today. The rebellious royals have always had serious security issues.
Threats against the prince and his family have risen since Spare’s revelations. Using this would be plausible because there is still no agreement with the British government.
According to royal authority Richard Fitzwilliams, who spoke to the Daily Mail, “Harry believes Spare was initially twice the length, therefore there have also been threats of a future memoir. They are also aware of the extreme public and media animosity towards them in Britain. Harry has a lawsuit pending against the Home Office for this issue, so his security fears — which won’t be helped by his allegations about the number of Taliban insurgents he personally killed — may also be a consideration.
Prince Harry might have avoided an uncomfortable scenario, and King Charles is observing everything with great interest.