Harry and Meghan Are Unlikely To Attend the Upcoming Coronation of King Charles

In case you haven’t heard, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, aren’t exactly on the best terms with his family these days.

Following their departure from the Royal family, Harry, and Meghan participated in a documentary that was not very well received.

Of course, Harry’s book, “Spare,” was read by almost everyone in the entire world (that is an exaggeration, but it was the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever).

Now, this might be a personal family matter. Still, there is a slight big problem that is facing the Royal Family and the Sussex clan, and we are, of course, talking about the upcoming coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla as he ascends the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. 

On the one hand, Harry hates the duties that the public demands of him as a Prince but on the other hand, it is his dad’s coronation which is kind of a big deal.

Will They Attend the Coronation?

So everyone is asking: Will Harry, Meghan, and their children attend the coronation?

The answer is: we don’t know, but people are so invested in the outcome of this family squabble that they are placing bets on the answer.

In light of the upcoming coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, on May 6, the team of SuperBettingSites decided to check what bookmakers expect when it comes to the chances of Prince Harry and Megan Markle attending the ceremony.

Although an official invitation was sent to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, strained relations within the Royal Family make the visit far from certain.

According to bookmakers, as the event approaches, the likelihood of seeing Harry and Meghan in London on May 6 is decreasing. Below you can find the bookmakers’ odds as of March 28.

1. Prince Harry To Attend the Coronation: Yes – 1/4, No – 11/4

In percentage terms, the market predicts an 80% implied probability that Prince Harry will go to the coronation.

2. Both Harry and Meghan To Attend the Coronation: Yes – 1/2, No – 9/4

In percentage terms, the market predicts a 66.7% implied probability that Prince Harry and Meghan will go to the coronation as a couple.

While these figures do not appear catastrophic, they show a downward trend in the odds. The last weeks gave quite a few indications in this regard.

Unaffable Communication

Prince Harry is currently in London for Associated Newspapers hearing at the High Court but he is not expected to meet King Charles or Prince William as their schedules are arguably too busy.

The Children

The invitation says nothing about Archie and Lilibet. Young children are not officially banned from attending ceremonies such as the Coronation, but the royal kids often stay home. However, this does not apply to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Such ambivalence is unlikely to please Harry and Meghan.

Dates Crossover

The coronation coincides with Archie’s fourth birthday. It is only natural for his parents to want to celebrate it properly. So far, it has not been officially confirmed what the couple’s duties on May 6 will be and if the birthday can be publicly commemorated.

When the coronation date was officially announced on October 11, 2022, the bookmakers’ odds for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attending the event were higher (1/6) compared to the current odds (1/2). The reason for this is that a lot has happened since then, including the release of Harry’s memoir, Spare, which contains harsh criticism of senior members of the royal family. What is more, the Duke of Sussex insists on a face-to-face meeting with his father, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon. King Charles III has waited for the coronation his entire life and May 6 is not the time for reconciliation with his younger son.” – comments Marcus Goldberg, odds analyst at SuperBettingSite

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