What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say and do in the next couple months in their hotly anticipated Netflix docu-series or in Harry’s memoir will determine whether they get invited to King Charles’ coronation as well as shaping their relationship with the royal family “for the rest of their lives,” a royal expert says.
Duncan Larcombe, a royal author and former royal editor at the Sun, told the Daily Beast that Charles won’t make any decision about inviting his son and daughter-in-law to his coronation in June, and he probably won’t decide whether to grant their children, Archie and Lilibet, prince and princess titles until he sees whether the couple is going to make good on Meghan’s veiled threat to reveal more secrets about the royal family.
Charles is particularly sensitive to Harry’s potential for publicly attacking his wife, Camilla, the Queen Consort, in his forthcoming book, a friend of the new queen has told The Daily Beast.
“Almost everything Charles has done over the past 20 years has, in one way or another, been about getting Camilla accepted by the public,” the friend told the Daily Beast. “He loves her. He is incredibly protective of her and he couldn’t do it without her. Even (Queen Elizabeth II) finally accepted that. It is one thing for Harry to attack Charles, he can take it on the chin, but if Harry forces him to choose, by laying into Camilla in his book, I have no doubt he will choose Camilla.”