Buckingham Palace’s Balcony Is Somehow Causing Major Coronation Drama
In the mood to kick off your week with a royal drama update? Cool, same. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly in negotiations over King Charles’s upcoming coronation, and they’ve requested that their entire family appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony along with King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and (presumably) their kids.
Which doesn’t seem like that big of an ask…but the issue? Apparently, the balcony appearance is being viewed as a chance for Charles to show his “slimmed-down monarchy.” Royal expert Angela Mollard told The Express, “The latest thing they’ve said is they want to be on the balcony for the coronation while not giving a confirmation themselves that they’re going to be there. This is five weeks out; they need some planning around this, they need to know whether to set aside the chairs.”
She added that when it comes to the Sussexes’ balcony request, “there is no chance they’re going to be on the balcony—the Queen wanted a slimmed-down monarchy. Charles is further enforcing that. He has dealt beautifully with Andrew and they need to turn around and say there’s no chance they’ll get a place on that balcony.”
Meanwhile, royal expert Tim Ewart recently told Sky Australia, “Charles clearly wants his son at the coronation. He and Meghan have been invited. Their children, at the moment, have not. Should they have a role, or should they be recognized? So there’s still a lot to negotiate. My sense is that the Palace have extended the invitation and they’re now just able to say, ‘Look, guys, the ball is in your court—if you don’t want to come, let us know; if you do want to come, you’re going to have to play by our rules.’”
Guess we’ll see what happens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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