Prince Harry and Meghan Markle predicted to face 'royal snub' at King Charles' coronation

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren't expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during King Charle's coronation

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are predicted to not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony with King Charles during his coronation. 

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not expected to be included in the royal family's balcony appearance at King Charles' coronation when he officially takes the throne next year. 
  • According to royal insiders, King Charles will likely be joined by only his wife, Camilla, who is now Queen Consort (opens in new tab) plus Prince William, Kate Middleton  and their children, as part of Charles' "slimmed down" monarchy.
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after Meghan Markle detailed how Prince Harry helped her through her lowest point (opens in new tab)

In comparison to the current Queen's coronation in 1953, a "slimmed down" version of royal family is predicted to appear for the iconic balcony moment at King Charles III's coronation (opens in new tab) next year. 

According to the Mail on Sunday, only Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are set to join Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace when he officially takes the throne. 

The decision is thought to be based on financial considerations, as a source told the Mail On Sunday that Charles wants his coronation to be "far cheaper" than Queen Elizabeth II's, which cost £1.57 million in 1953, or £46 million today.

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"It will be a slimmed-down Monarchy on display throughout. I wouldn't be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate and William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards," a royal source claims. 

Charles has been rumoured to want to scale back The Firm now he has taken over, reportedly preparing to give some of the more distant family members less of a role and making a solid royal team out of future King, Prince William, and his family.

With Harry and Meghan having stepped down from their royal roles in 2020 (opens in new tab) and moving to their new home in LA, it's thought that Charles won't include the pair at the forefront of big events with his new tight-knit monarchy. 

Prince Charles and Camilla will be crowned side by side in a condensed coronation ceremony. It comes after the Queen expressed her "sincere wish" for Camilla to be known as Queen Consort.

The modest ceremony is expected to be "shorter, sooner, smaller, less expensive, and more representative of different community groups and faiths".

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Some components of the coronation will be changed to "reflect modern-day Britain," according to the source, but it will remain an Anglican service with the vows remaining unchanged.

Following the death of her father, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. Around 27 million people tuned in to see the ceremony on TV, while 11 million tuned in to listen to it on the radio.