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Harry and Meghan drama means two Coronation schedules
“Tense” negotiations are underway between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in order for them to attend King Charles’ Coronation in May. As reported by The Suna source told OK! magazine: “The Palace are trying to wrap up negotiations as quickly as possible because they can’t go right up to the wire. It could lead to chaos. It could very well be that it ends in stalemate, and they won’t attend. But the Palace is doing everything in its power to not let that happen. The Palace are organizing two schedules. One that includes the Sussexes and one the doesn’t. They want to be prepared for any eventuality.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Children Currently Not Invited to Coronation
All William and Kate’s kids will be at Coronation
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—will join their parents and King Charles and Queen Camilla in the procession following Charles’ coronation going from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace, the London Times hasreported. In rehearsal plans seen by the paper, the children will likely have their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be in the Gold State Coach.
George, 9, and second in line to the throne, was expected to be there, and may even have a role within the event, but Charlotte, 8, and Louis’ (he turns 5 on April 23) presence was not clear until now .
The rehearsal plans show those not taking part in the procession include Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew, and his children Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. the Times also confirmed previous reporting that Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, have not yet been invited to the event.
The other royals in the procession—which, the Times says, will be “significantly smaller, and cover a shorter route, than the procession after Queen Elizabeth’s coronation”—will be Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester , and the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.
Royals post Mother’s Day pics
George Bernard Shaw quipped that America and England were two countries separated by a common language, but we are also divided by the observance of Mother’s Day, which in the UK is today.
The royals have been busily posting snaps to mark the day, given a certain solemnity because it is the first without the great matriarch, of course. Kensington Palace posted pictures of Kate Middleton seated in the branches of a tree with her three kids, and also one of her cradling 4-year-old Prince Louis. “Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours,” a caption read.
Meanwhile, the royal family’s Twitter account posted a picture of Charles as a baby with the queen, and Camilla with her mom. A message read: “To all mothers everywhere, and to those who may be missing their mothers today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #MothersDay.”
Harry and Meghan’s rent mystery explained
Remember all the fuss about Harry and Meghan getting evicted from Frogmore cottage? Remember the close friend who told Omid Scobie that it was outrageous because it wasn’t just a “random rental?”
Well, it turns out it really wasn’t your typical rental as the couple didn’t actually hand over any rent on the cottage (at least not as most ordinary mortals understand the term, as a regular payment) for over two years.
Instead, after grandly announcing they wanted to refund a £2.4 million ($2.9 million) bill paid by the British taxpayer for the refurbishment of the property, the cost of those renovations was taken as “rent in lieu,” and the Sussexes simply stopped paying rent after five months.
The Royalist is no mathematician, but that looks rather like they actually refunded the treasury $2.9 million minus the cost of the rent, estimated by the Mail on Sunday to be a cool £690,000 ($820,000). Now we understand why they are so annoyed about being kicked out of the unbelievably valuable property!