Meghan to skip Coronation out of ‘self-preservation’, expert says

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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex likely decided to skip the Coronation out of “self-preservation”, expert Kinsey Schofield told Buckingham Palace confirmed on Wednesday the Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with her two children while Prince Harry attends his father’s official anointment as king. Schofield argued the couple realised how “critical” showing up to the service would be to preserve their brand.

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The To Di For host told “I think we all knew it was critical for the Sussex brand to have a presence at the Coronation.

“Harry’s association with his family is 99 percent of the reason important people answer his phone calls as he tries to become a mover and shaker in the United States.

“Meghan’s absence is likely self-preservation.

“I don’t believe she would be positively received at the coronation, but Harry without Meghan could garner a less offensive response.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been at odds with the majority of the Royal Family after levelling a series of bombshell accusations against them since stepping down from their official roles in 2020.

Contact between the two sides has been limited to major family occasions, with Harry last seeing his father and Prince William in person last September when he attended the late Queen’s funeral.

Buckingham Palace confirmed only the Duke will be travelling to the UK to witness his father’s Coronation on May 6.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Palace said: “Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

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“The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

The couple confirmed they had received an invitation to the service last month but had refused to confirm whether they would attend.

Commentator Omid Scobie suggested Archie’s fourth birthday, which falls on the same day of the Coronation, played a pivotal factor in Harry and Meghan’s decision.

Scobie wrote on Twitter: “I understand that Archie’s fourth birthday (also on May 6) played a factor in the couple’s decision.

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“Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.”

Earlier reports had suggested the delay in Harry and Meghan’s response was the result of ongoing negotiations on the role the couple would play during the Coronation celebrations.

The Palace has released some of the details for the day, clarifying the King and Queen Camilla will only have senior working members appear with them on the Palace’s balcony to greet the crowd.

The Prince and Princess of Wales are expected to join them with their three children, as are Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

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