Harry and Meghan ‘factored into all of the planning’ for King’s coronation

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are still yet to confirm that they will be attending King Charles’s coronation on May 6, Buckingham Palace sources have said that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to turn up.

The couple are “being factored into all of the planning…. the cars, the seating plans, dining arrangements, everything,” a source has revealed.

The arrangements are being made despite the fact that, with less than two months to go, there is no indication from Montecito on whether Harry and Meghan intend to attended the coronation or not.

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The only acknowledgement from Harry and Meghan’s staff has been a terse confirmation that the Duke of Sussex has “recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the Coronation".

Nevertheless, a palace source told the Daily Mail, staff are working on the basis that Harry won’t miss out on his dad’s coronation.

“The staff are certainly working on the expectation they are coming,” they said, adding “these kind of arrangements have to be made well in advance”.

Certainly the couple are in no rush to sever their royal connections. Only this week Harry and Meghan have started publicly calling their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

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But nevertheless there could be some awkward moments around the coronation – for example the traditional family photo call on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

It’s been suggested that the moment could be limited to “working royals” only, to rule out any awkwardness with Harry or is disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew.

For all the couple’s avowed hostility to paparazzi, they can still be pleasant to press photographers when the mood strikes them.

Meghan Markle cheerfully responded to a photographer’s greeting as she left the Gracias Madre restaurant in West Hollywood on International Women’s Day, saying "Have a good day guys – thank you so much.”

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