Prince Harry and Meghan’s children ‘not invited to the coronation’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children were reportedly not invited to the coronation.
The Duke and Duchess have received a formal invitation, but it is understood there has been no mention of either three-year-old Archie or one-year-old Lilibet in any Buckingham Palace correspondence.
The Sussexes have yet to confirm whether they will attend King Charles’ coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
When asked if Archie and Lilibet were invited, a royal source commented that they were “very young”, reports the Sunday Telegraph.
A spokesman for the Sussexes confirmed last week that they had received what was believed to be a private invitation to the coronation from the King’s office.
However, the spokesperson added: “An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be announced by us at this time.”
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan appeared at odds with palace officials after they insisted it had long been agreed that their children should be a prince and princess.
The Royal Family’s official website was updated earlier this week to reflect Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s new child titles.
The palace insisted they had waited for the duke and duchess to make their wishes clear before acknowledging the titles.
However, a spokesman for Harry and Meghan said the decision to use the titles had been “decided for some time in accordance with Buckingham Palace”. The spokesman added: “The children’s titles have been a birthright since their grandfather became monarch.”
Archie and Lili could be called prince and princess since the day Charles became king six months ago. But the Sussexes only used Lili’s title publicly for the first time on Wednesday, when they announced their daughter’s christening.
The two children are now listed on royal.uk’s follow-up page as Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex, having previously been described as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
They are sixth and seventh in line to the throne, having risen one place each since the late Queen’s death.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-harry-meghan-markle-archie-lilibet-king-charles-coronation-b1066619.html Prince Harry and Meghan’s children ‘not invited to the coronation’