Prince Archie set to miss out on his own rare coronation day honor as King Charles makes changes to speech

Prince Archie is set to miss out on something special from his grandpa, King Charles

Prince Archie portrait split layout with King Charles portrait of him making a speech - Prince Archie to miss out
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Prince Archie is set to miss out on his very own rare coronation day honor following the news that Prince Harry will attend without Meghan Markle and their children. 

Prince Archie is expected to miss out on a rare coronation honor of his own after it is claimed King Charles made changes to his speech following confirmation that Prince Harry is attending alone.

It's reported that the monarch had been planning to raise a toast to his grandson Prince Archie who will celebrate his 4th birthday on the same day as the historic Coronation during the post-coronation lunch.

While millions enjoy their own coronation party food, with Waitrose having paid tribute to the King's cute dog with its coronation food range, members of the royal family are expected to sit down to enjoy a lunch together.

Traditionally coronation chicken would be served, like it was at the Queen's coronation but it's understood that King Charles and Queen Camilla are making their own coronation food recipe.

And while it's confirmed that Meghan Markle will remain at their home in LA with their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, who recently got their new royal titles. Prince Harry will make the 10k mile round trip solo but he's expected to cut the trip short so that he can jet back to LA to be with his family.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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As a result Prince Harry is likely to miss the post-coronation lunch and therefore King Charles is now due to make changes to his planned speech. 

A source told the Mail on Sunday, "The King considered a toast to Archie. But with no member of the Sussex family now due at the lunch, it is highly unlikely he would do in their absence."

Meanwhile, royal commentator Kristen Meinzer told Insider that the Duchess of Sussex's decision to skip the coronation  is a "brilliant" way of dividing responsibilities. 

King Charles and Prince Harry stood outside Natural History Museum

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"I think the decision for Harry to go, and for Meghan to stay home with the children on Archie's birthday is a brilliant way to split the difference," she said.

"As I've said in the past, the primary benefit of attending is the optics; of looking as though they're continuing to do their best on their end — even if the royal family isn't always doing their best on their end.

"But I've always maintained that the Sussexes must also do what's best for their own little family and their own mental health. It sounds like that's what they'll be doing."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)