King Charles' coronation is reportedly in shambles due to the constant changes. Although the event is scheduled for May 6, His Majesty's special day has been impacted by a variety of things, including a lack of desired celebrities RSVP'ing and the potential threat the Sussexes present.
His Majesty is challenged, as he's making sure his ceremony reflects the nation's history while incorporating modern British ideals.
"He has repeatedly changed details which were agreed long ago," Tom Bower told an outlet. "Cultivating the perfect image across the globe has provoked Charles to rescrutinize every detail of the ancient ritual."
Along with Charles' attempt to change the institution, his team was disappointed by the lack of famous performers willing to participate. The Royal Observer previously reported Charles wanted stars such as Harry Styles, Adele, Elton John and Ed Sheeran to attend his celebratory concert, but they all declined.
"There is a team set up to get the talent signed up so they approached the two of them, but got replies saying that they were unavailable, which was a massive disappointment, " the source added. "They are titans of the showbiz industry and are quintessentially British but also known across the globe. It's such a shame."
"The palace is trying to wrap up negotiations as quickly as possible because they can’t go right up to the wire. It could lead to chaos," an insider told a publication. "However, what the Sussexes are pushing for is for them to be included with the rest of the family at the palace later that day.".
"It’s also Prince Archie’s birthday on coronation day so they would like some kind of nod to that at a lunch or drinks reception. Even if it’s just a happy birthday mention," the royal friend added.
Despite His Majesty's struggle to find the balance between routine customs and pleasing the public, it is set to be a momentous affair and will honor the past, present and future of the British monarchy.
Bower spoke with The Sun.