King Charles Coronation plans in ‘complete chaos’, says source

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King Charles’s Coronation plans have been thrown into chaos as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have missed the deadline for RSVPing to the event. Rehearsals for the Coronation also overran, prompting fears that many viewers might switch off in the middle of what is likely the most important day in the new King’s reign.

A source told The Mirror that organisers are in a “race against time” to finalise the complicated plans with less than a month to go until the the Coronation.

One sticking point is Meghan and Harry’s seating arraignments as it’s unknown if the couple will even attend, despite an April 3 RSVP deadline.

Prince Andrew is also reportedly furious over a potential ban on wearing Garter robes after his unwilling split with the working Royal Family.

There are also worries about the dress codes for the royals with rows ongoing about whether female royals will wear tiaras before Camilla, Queen Consort enters Westminster Abby.

King Charles is said to have commented on the weight of his elaborate robes, prompting “real fears” that the King could stumble in front of millions, if not billions, of viewers while he and Camilla walk to the Chair of the State.

One source said there were ongoing rows over what tiaras female royals would wear. They said: “Senior female royals were only informed of outfits this week prompting a rush to finalise fitting arrangements.”

An different insider added: “It’s all very frantic, complete chaos to be frank. There is a plan, which is supposed to be the blueprint of how the day should operate, but things are changing daily which is causing massive headaches.”

But others have played down the issues, with one source saying they were confident that the event would go off without a hitch.

They said: “It’s fair to say it will go down to the wire, but there is huge confidence everything will go to plan on the day.

“This is naturally a huge event and the important point is everyone is pulling in the right direction.

“The King and Queen Consort want it to be perfect as does everyone involved which is why everything is being done to make it so.”

The King’s Coronation ceremony was originally slated to last around 90 minutes, much shorter than the late Queen’s Coronation in 1956 which lasted three hours and 20 minutes.

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The King has opted for a shorter, downsized ceremony as the nation faces a cost of living crisis and any overruns would be “a disaster” as one source put it.

Since his reign began, King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort have been facing protests amid a growing republican movement.

In November, the King narrowly avoided being pelted with eggs at York Minster while a month later he was targeted again during a walk in Luton.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told The Mirror: “These claims are incorrect.”

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