Harry and Meghan’s kids ‘not yet invited’ to Coronation as cousins get ‘starring roles’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children are yet to be invited to King Charles’ Coronation while their cousins have been given "starring roles" at the event, according to reports.

It was previously revealed that both Harry and Meghan have been invited to Charles' coronation on May 6 – which clashes with their eldest son's fourth birthday.

And The Times now reports that new leaked documents reveal Harry and Meghan's two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, are yet to be invited to their grandfather's coronation.

Meanwhile, the Sussex children's cousins, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, are set to join their grandfather and the Queen Consort in a procession as they leave London's Westminster Abbey and head back to Buckingham Palace.

OK! has contacted Harry and Meghan's representative for comment, as well as Buckingham Palace.

The update comes after claims Harry and Meghan have been in negotiations with the Palace over their attendance to the coronation.

These negotiations are said to have included conversations about whether the couple will appear on the Palace balcony, security arrangements and, most importantly for the couple, that their son Archie’s birthday is recognised.

Meghan, Harry and their children were not present on the balcony at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last summer, with Elizabeth II opting for a 'slimmed-down' selection of family members including Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three kids.

A source told OK! that Harry and Meghan are said to be keen to attend the coronation as it is a key milestone for the family and one they wouldn’t want their children to miss.

The source said: “Archie’s birthday falls on May 6th, coronation day and the Sussexes want the family to recognise that,” a source said.

“The Sussexes have asked for some kind of celebration or acknowledgement to be factored into the day’s plans to ensure that his fourth birthday won’t get lost during the momentous day.”

Royal expert Jennie Bond has previously said that the king is working very hard behind the scenes to make his coronation much more inclusive and less traditional.

"When we saw him make his first speech as king, we saw that change in tone – being King is his solemn duty," she explains.

"He clearly felt the weight of the job on his shoulders and that will be apparent in the coronation. It will be a mixture of a little less of the stiff, ancient formality but it will retain the basic structure of something extremely important happening.”


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