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Prince Harry was 'always going to Coronation alone' after Meghan was put in an 'impossible position'
13 April 2023, 20:58 | Updated: 14 April 2023, 22:28
Prince Harry was always going to attend his father's Coronation alone as Meghan Markle was put in an "impossible position", royal sources have claimed.
But despite the delay in confirming whether they would attend, royal sources claims the Duke of Sussex was always going to come alone.
A royal source told the Mirror: "The truth of the matter is the Duchess was never likely to attend the coronation.
"The mood from California was that she felt increasingly put in an impossible position and there’s a fair sense of relief that the situation is resolved after so much speculation and uncertainty.
"It is one thing to attend the late Queen’s funeral out of respect for Her Majesty but another thing entirely to attend the start of a new reign."
It is believed Archie's birthday played a major factor in Meghan's decision to stay in California, with the young prince turning four on the same day as the Coronation.
Some experts have claimed Meghan’s appearance at the ceremony on May 6 would have been "uncomfortable" for senior members of the Royal Family.
A royal observer told Mail that Charles will be "pleased" that Harry will make it, but said the "rest of the family will be relieved that Meghan won't be there - it would have been particularly uncomfortable for Kate."