Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir “Spare,” and his Netflix docu-series alongside wife Meghan Markle, “Harry & Meghan,” provided tons of jaw-dropping allegations about the monarchy and the royal family. Allegations of racism have abounded since their Oprah interview in 2021, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also detailed a physical altercation between Prince Harry and Prince William. In addition, Harry alleged that queen consort Camilla threw Harry under the bus in the British press in order to rehabilitate her image.
King Charles III has been quiet during the resulting media blitz, but with his coronation approaching in May, reports suggest he may finally break his silence.
The Mirror UK spoke with a source close to King Charles and revealed that the ruling monarch is considering responding to Harry and Meghan’s allegations. The outlet reports that during his May 6 coronation, he will sit down with BBC for an interview. The plans include King Charles talking about his life and future plans as the head of the Commonwealth, but it could also be a chance for him to clear the air about his son's allegations.
"Plans are already up and running for coronation coverage at the BBC, including the profile on the monarch. It is not the done thing to avoid subjects in interviews, so it makes matters tricky," the source shared, adding that any comment about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be blown up.
Additionally, there is fear of an "unpredictable" response from the Duke of Sussex. "Everything is very delicate," the insider added.
Nonetheless, Charles has extended an invitation to Harry and Meghan to attend his coronation. A source spoke to Vanity Fair, revealing, "Charles is a forgiving person by nature, and he wants to move on. Whatever has been said and done, Harry is still his son and he loves him."
However, there seem to be some conditions. The outlet reports that Harry and Meghan’s children, Archie and Lilibet, are now eligible for Prince and Princess titles seeing as how they are the direct grandchildren of the ruling monarch. Still, those titles have yet to be bestowed. “The matter of titles is still up in the air,” says a source. “The feeling is that the titles need to be earned. The royals need to know that they can trust Harry and Meghan not to keep damaging the reputation of the family.”
There has been no indication that King Charles feels his brother Prince Andrew is also “damaging the reputation of the family” amid allegations that he participated in sexually abusing and trafficking minors. Prince Andrew reached an out-of-court settlement with his accuser in 2022. At press time, Prince Andrew is unequivocally invited to the coronation.