It could have been the great reconciliation before the eyes of the world. Had. Because Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will not attend the coronation of King Charles III together. inhabit on May 6th. Only Harry will arrive from the USA and fly straight back home to Meghan and their children after the ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
There is a lot of speculation in the British media about the reasons for the short flying visit and Meghan's absence. However, one thing is clear amidst all the rumours: the coronation could have been a way to publicly present oneself as a unit.
Pictures of the Sussexes talking to William and Kate or Charles and Camilla would have made an impact. The Royal Family could have sent a signal, not only to the people who have been following the public Zoff for months, but also to the British press. According to the motto: Just keep reporting, we are still a family.
The Royals have now sent a small sign in the direction. In the official souvenir program for the coronation, King Charles III included. – or his team – also a photo with Harry and Meghan. The picture shows Charles, Camilla, Harry, Meghan, William and Kate and their children. It was created in 2018 for the monarch's 70th birthday. That Charles had it printed in the souvenir program could be interpreted as another small peace offering to the Sussexes.
The reaction of the British tabloid press to the news that Harry would be arriving without Meghan was as many had anticipated. The journalists, who are already after the Duchess, criticized her for her cancellation. She does not show any respect to the monarchy, so the accusation. Would the press representatives in question have celebrated her if she had announced her coming? Questionable. Because the American is still a thorn in the side of many British media. The reporting in "Daily Mail" and Co. is still one-sided. And the credo still applies to the working royals: never complain, never explain. No position is taken on press reports.
Since this will not change in the future, it is almost impossible for the disputing parties to come together. In his autobiography "Spare", Prince Harry describes how, among other things, the different views on the press have divided the family. And yet he emphasized in interviews that he was ready to talk. Also King Charles III. stressed that the Sussexes are part of the family. The fact that the two take place in the official program for the coronation is proof.
And so the coronation could have been an occasion to show that there can be a way to a harmonious future. A Peace Summit. Even if you have different opinions on some things. There won't be a way to do that any time soon - at least in front of a large audience.
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