Charles’ Coronation Could Be a ‘Nightmare’ for Harry, Expert Says

A troublesome journey again? Prince Harry‘s return to the U.Okay. for King Charles III‘s coronation might embody some potential obstacles.

“I believe it’s going to be a little bit of a nightmare for him,” royal professional Tessa Dunlop solely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, April 18, whereas selling her e-book Elizabeth & Philip: A Story of Younger Love, Marriage and Monarchy.

Dunlop famous that Harry, 38, appeared confused throughout his final public reunion with the royal household.

King Charles III, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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“I used to be watching the physique language when he got here out of St. George’s Chapel when [Queen Elizabeth II] had lastly been laid to relaxation [in September 2022] on the final day of the funeral itself. He was serving to Meghan [Markle] into the automobile and he simply wasn’t a person who was snug in his pores and skin,” she continued. “And this time he’s coming over with out the help of Megan.”

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Wednesday, April 12, that Harry will probably be attending his father’s coronation solo. One month prior, Us confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 41, have been invited to the occasion, which occurs to fall on son Archie’s fourth birthday.

“The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet,” the palace assertion learn, including that Harry will probably be abroad for the occasion on Saturday, Could 6, at Westminster Abbey.

Based on Dunlop, the BetterUp CIO could also be affected by his spouse’s absence. “Clearly he does lean on her very closely. I believe clearly, they bonded. They each had painful childhoods [and] took solace in one another’s respective narratives. And he’s coming alone,” she detailed to Us. “Meaning he’s uncovered successfully. He will probably be made to sit down [farther from the royals] at finest. So, he could have that feeling of demotion.”

Harry and Meghan, who additionally share daughter Lili, 22 months, made headlines after their royal exit in 2020. Their relationship with the royal household continued to take a flip late final yr when the pair addressed their ups and downs in a Netflix documentary collection. The U.Okay. native additionally detailed his private household drama in his memoir, Spare, which was launched in January.

Dunlop additional claimed that the royals have been involved about offering safety for Meghan earlier than information broke that she wouldn’t be attending the coronation. (Harry and Meghan beforehand misplaced entry to their safety element after scaling again their royal duties.)

“An insider tells me that they have been a bit involved about her safety and the response [from the public]. They’ll’t management [what] the general public would’ve given her — which might paint Britain in a really unhealthy gentle too,” she stated to Us about how potential safety would have “break the bank.”

Forward of the coronation, Dunlop explored a distinct royal romance in her latest e-book by specializing in the late Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. The historian defined {that a} journey to the Nationwide Military Museum “trigged” her curiosity within the couple’s decades-long love story.

“It simply triggered, for me, questions in regards to the nature of their love. [Also] to what extent their story in any manner represented the tales of all the opposite girls who I’d bought to know in my subsequent work,” she advised Us. “My different three books have been all research of ladies born after the First World Conflict or throughout the Conflict and the influence that they had on the twentieth century and vice versa.”

Elizabeth & Philip: A Story of Younger Love is offered on Amazon.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi