The 41-year-old royal writer who wrote the couple’s biography, Finding Freedom, never questioned whether Harry would go or not, but he wasn’t sure if he’d be invited. It revealed that.
“My understanding is that the Sussexes have had to wait a while to really see if they are 100% welcome to the event.
“But for Harry there was certainly no question. [attending]Ultimately, the order of succession to the throne is 5th. He is a member of the State Council.
“There are serious constitutional reasons for him to be here, and although he is not a member of the royal family, he takes them seriously.”
He added that the occasion would also be an emotional one for the Duke, adding:
“A lot can happen over time, and he doesn’t want to look back and regret not being there in that moment.
Speaking about Harry’s role in Coronation Omid, he admitted that he doesn’t have an official role other than “Here I am.”
“Unfortunately, there was nothing specially prepared for him at the ceremony. If Harry and Meghan were still working in the royal family and everything was working out differently, then in some way they would have done the ceremony. Or at least as you can see on that big balcony.
“But apparently not, people are wondering where Harry is. Will he be with his citizens or his family?
Omid Scobie reveals Harry and Meghan had to wait ‘a while’ to get confirmation they were 100% welcome at London coronation
Prince Harry and Meghan were all smiles as they arrived at the 2023 Invictus Games Dusseldorf
“I think people see it as a reflection of where he stands with his family today, but he doesn’t have a say.”
Speaking about Harry’s contact with his father, Omid claimed the pair had spoken on the phone several times since the release of his tell-all book Spare.
“Obviously, it’s the first time he’s seen his family face-to-face since the release of Spare. But there’s been a somewhat regular pattern of conversation between him and his father since the book was published. I don’t think people know that.
“Now they’ve discussed the details and the points he wanted to get into? From what I’ve heard, no. But he’s been in touch with his father.
King Charles III was photographed during his visit to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Operations Office.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield on This Morning, the journalist said:
He went on to say that there were also negative conversations, such as “I lost my cottage in Frogmore.”
He said: “They now lose the key every week and he would have told his father about it.”
Omid also claimed that Harry spoke with the King on the phone about the coronation and made it clear that he wanted to be a part of it.
However, in contrast to his relationship with King Charles, Prince William and Harry’s bond is still frayed.
He said: “We have had minimal contact since the Queen’s funeral.”
Elsewhere, Omid revealed that Duchess Meghan made the decision not to attend the coronation to “protect her peace.”
“It’s portrayed as intentional. If she had just come and stood next to her husband, the commentary and story of the day would have been very different.”
The author argued that some members of the royal family may be relieved that Meghan will not be attending the coronation.
“Looking back at some of Harry and Meghan’s biggest problems, it all hinged on the fact that attention was always being directed at them when they shouldn’t have been.”
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