Any potential role Prince Harry may have played in King Charles’s coronationhas been scrapped as revelations from his upcoming memoir continue to emerge, according to one of Britain’s most noted royal correspondents.
Roya Nikkah of The Sunday Times tweeted on Saturday that the Duke of Sussex “has been written out of the script for the Coronation, with no official role in the service if he attends.”
Her reporting comes as jaw-dropping revelations from “Spare,” Harry’s memoir that is due to be released on Tuesday, began surfacing on Thursday after Spanish-language versions of the book were put on display in bookstores prior to its official publication date.
Nikkah went on to say that traditional elements of the ceremony that would’ve seen Harry and other individuals who hold the title of duke play a role in the coronation will be discarded.
“Breaking with tradition, Charles will scrap royal dukes kneeling and paying homage to the monarch. Only William will perform that role,” she wrote.
“As things stand, there is no role for Harry in the service,” an unnamed source said in Nikkah’s accompanying column for the newspaper.
Buckingham Palace and representatives for Harry did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.
Citing other unnamed sources close to Harry, Nikkah reported that friends of Harry believe he will still travel to the UK to attend the coronation on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
“It is an important moment for Harry’s father and he would want to show his respect,” an unnamed source said.
In a new promo clip from his interview with Tom Bradby, due to air on the UK network ITV on Sunday night, Harry himself hinted that he would not be opposed to mending relationships with the royals and attending Charles’ coronation.
Asked if he would attend the ceremony if he received an invitation, the Duke of Sussex said there is “a lot that can happen between now and then.”
“The door is always open. The ball is in their court. There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it,” Harry said.