March 15, 2023 | 7:04 am
Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation “alone” as his wife Meghan Markle will not be “brave or strong enough”, according to the late Princess Diana’s former butler.
Paul Burrell, who worked for Diana for more than 10 years until her sudden death in 1997, said the king “kept the moral high ground” by inviting the exiled royals to the May 6 coronation.
“It’s probably incredibly uncomfortable for them if they’re present, especially for Meghan,” the 64-year-old told Closer Magazine. “Are they willing to face the music?”
“I don’t think Meghan is brave or strong enough to be there – she should look into the eyes of a family she pushed under the bus,” he continued.
“But I think Harry will come alone and she probably told him she can’t stand next to him when he comes.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who recently received their invitation to the May ceremony – are still undecided whether or not to make the 5,459-mile journey.
Burrell noted that ultimately “the ball is really in Harry and Meghan’s court,” adding that it will be hard 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 “bad guy” and the third person in the marriage between Charles and Diana.
The remark was reportedly the driving factor in the King’s decision to evict the Sussexes from their Frogmore Cottage.
Representatives for the Sussexes have said that “an immediate decision” as to whether they will make the trip “will not be announced”.
If they do go, the exiled royals will be met with a “cold shoulder” from senior members of the royal family.
“They will be looked down upon by many family members. One of them said to me: ‘I hope they will be in Iceland,'” a royal source told the Daily Mail.
“A large part of the family wants nothing to do with them anymore. If they have to see them at the coronation, so be it, but they don’t want to associate with them.”