Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation “alone” as his wife Meghan Markle won’t be “brave or strong enough,” according to the late Princess Diana’s former butler.
Paul Burrell, who worked for Diana for over 10 years until her sudden death in 1997, said that the King has “retained the moral high ground” by inviting the exiled royals to the May 6 coronation.
“It’s likely to be incredibly uncomfortable for them if they attend, particularly Meghan,” the 64-year-old told Closer Magazine. “Are they prepared to face the music?”
“I don’t think Meghan’s brave or strong enough to be there — she’d have to look in the eyes of a family she’s pushed under the bus,” he continued.
“But I think Harry may come alone and she’s probably told him she won’t be able to be by his side with him if he does attend.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex — who recently received their invitations to the May ceremony — are still mulling over whether or not they will make the 5,459-mile-long trip.
Burrell noted that ultimately, “the ball is well and truly in Harry and Meghan’s court,” adding that it will be difficult for Harry to see Queen Consort Camilla “where his mother could have been.”
In his bombshell memoir “Spare,” Harry left no stone unturned when it came to divulging family secrets and private conversations.
While promoting the book in a “60 Minutes” interview, the duke famously described Camilla as a “villain” and the third person in the marriage between Charles and Diana.
The comment was reportedly the driving factor in the King’s decision to evict the Sussexes from their Frogmore Cottage.
Reps for the Sussexes have said “an immediate decision” on whether they will make the trip “will not be disclosed.”
If they do go, the exiled royals will be met with a “cold shoulder” from senior members of the royal family.
“They will be given the cold shoulder by very many relatives. One said to me, ‘I hope they’ll be seated in Iceland,’” a royal source told the Daily Mail.
“Much of the family just wants nothing more to do with them. If they have to see them at the coronation, then so be it, but they do not want to socialize with them.”
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