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Harry and Meghan confirm invite to King Charles' Coronation - but refuse to say if they will attend
5 March 2023, 10:29 | Updated: 5 March 2023, 20:28
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed they have been invited to King Charles' coronation in May - but have refused to say if they will attend.
The Duke of Sussex previously said he had not made a decision on attending his father's coronation, saying "a lot can happen" between now and then.
It was not clear whether the pair would be invited to the coronation after a series of damaging interviews, Harry's bombshell memoir Spare and the couple's controversial Netflix documentary 'Harry and Meghan'.
But last night it was confirmed they had received "email correspondence" from the King regarding the coronation.
A decision on their attendance, however, was not confirmed by the Sussexes.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes said: "I can confirm the Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty's office regarding the coronation.
"An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time."
The coronation falls on their son Archie's fourth birthday.
The latest news comes a day after Prince Harry revealed he has always felt different to the rest of the Royal Family - and that mother Princess Diana was the same - in a televised event focusing on trauma.
The Duke of Sussex made the comments in a live-streamed interview with author Dr Gabor Mate to promote his explosive memoir Spare.
Harry said: "I certainly have felt throughout my life my younger years I felt slightly different to the rest of my family."I felt strange being in this container, and I know that my mum felt the same so it makes sense to me.
"It didn't make sense at the time I felt as though my body was in there, but my head was out and sometimes it was vice versa."
It comes after the revelation that the Sussexes will be 'offered Prince Andrew's Buckingham Palace apartment' after being evicted from Frogmore Cottage.
When does King Charles' Coronation take place?
A full schedule of plans and celebrations are currently being planned for the coronation weekend including an extravagant ceremony and a concert.
On Saturday 6th, we'll see the King and the Queen Consort crowned head of state in an official ceremony.
On Sunday, a special Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle, with several thousand tickets being made available to the public.
It has been confirmed by the government that the UK will get an extra bank holiday in 2023 to mark the royal occasion. Downing Street has stated it will take place on May 8th, two days after the actual event.
The statement read: "In line with the bank holiday to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953, this will be an opportunity for families and communities across the country to come together to celebrate."The bank holiday will take place across the United Kingdom."
The Coronation Concert will feature some of today's best artists and performers will sing on stage to celebrate the UK's new monarch.
Names including Lionel Richie, Ed Sheeran, the Spice Girls and many more have all floated around so far.