Palace Confirms Prince Harry’s Attendance at Dad’s Upcoming Coronation—But Meghan Markle’s Not Coming

This just in: Prince Harry *will* travel to London for King Charles’s upcoming coronation, but he won’t be joined by the rest of his family—including Meghan Markle.

Today, the palace confirmed that the Duke of Sussex will attend the crowning ceremony on May 6. The royal’s wife and two children, Archie (3) and Lilibet (1), will stay at home.

prince harry king charles coronation
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The crowning ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in honor of King Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. According to People, Prince Harry “wanted to be at the service to support his father at this important moment in his life.”

Although the coronation festivities will last for three days, Prince Harry isn’t expected to attend any other events.

Many royal aficionados predicted that Prince Harry would attend his father’s coronation. Last month, a spokesperson confirmed (per The Sunday Times) that Prince Harry and Markle had received an invitation to the event via email.

The representative said, “I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation.”

However, the timing caused some uncertainty because Prince Harry’s oldest child, Archie, is turning 4 on May 6, which is the same day as the crowning ceremony.

Let the countdown begin.

Stay up-to-date on every breaking royal family story by subscribing here.


Senior Editor

Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...