The coronation of King Charles will take place on Saturday, and Buckingham Palace has announced that neither the Duke of Sussex nor the Duke of York will be having any official roles.
The Independent newspaper reported that although Harry and Andrew are no longer working as royals, they will still attend the service.
After the ceremony, the newly crowned King and Queen will travel in the Gold State Coach from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace without the two non-working members of the British Royal family.
Harry will be the centre of attention as he interacts with his family in front of the public for the first time since criticising Charles, Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales in his open memoir—Spare.
With their children, Archie and Lili, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will stay at home in California to celebrate Archie’s fourth birthday, which falls on the day of the coronation. The royals will probably be wary of Harry because he has claimed to have enough material for another book.
To celebrate Archie’s birthday, the Duke of Sussex will depart quickly and fly back to the US; he is only anticipated to be present for the abbey ceremony. After his disastrous Newsnight interview in November 2019 and the controversy surrounding his friendship with paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew stepped down from public life.
The disgraced second son of the late Queen, later agreed to pay millions to settle a civil sexual assault case with a woman he insisted he had never met. After being trafficked by Epstein when she was 17, Virginia Giuffre filed a lawsuit against him for allegedly sexually assaulting her.
However, Andrew has refuted the allegations. The late Queen Elizabeth stripped him of his honorary military roles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH style prior to his legal settlement.
In a solemn religious ceremony that has been going on for almost a thousand years, Charles will be crowned the King of the United Kingdom on Saturday amidst spectacular pomp and pageantry at Westminster Abbey in London.
King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, will continue this illustrious tradition by attending a service with the theme “Called to Serve” at Westminster Abbey, the site of every British Coronation since William The Conqueror in 1066.
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