Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have confirmed that they were invited to King Charles' coronation ceremony, but it appears as though their children have yet to receive a formal request. The news comes as a surprise considering the recent change to Lilibet and Archie's distinctions on the Buckingham Palace website.
Although the decision could appear as a snub, the apprehensiveness surrounding the smallest Sussexes is related to their age. A palace insider admitted that the two tots are simply "very young," and Prince William and Kate Middleton are "pondering" over Prince Louis' attendance for similar reasons.
Despite the probability that Charles' grandkids will be absent for the crowning, Queen Consort Camilla's teenagers will be there. But the insider believes it would be "wholly improper" for Camilla's offspring to have a larger role than Charles' relatives.
As critics wait to see if the Duke and Duchess will be present for the enthroning, some believe that they shouldn't expect a warm welcome back to the U.K.
The Royal Observer previously reported a source close to the British monarchy warned that the couple wouldn't be embraced by their relatives. "They will be given the cold shoulder by very many relatives. One said to me, 'I hope they’ll be seated in Iceland,'" a friend shared. "Many of the family just want nothing more to do with them. If they have to see them at the coronation then so be it, but they do not want to socialize with them."
Even though the Sussexes won't be greeted with open arms and their youngsters might not be able to join them, failing to show up to Charles' crowning could indicate that there is no possibility of reconciliation.
"The kind of symbolism of not going feels a little bit like giving up on the relationship with the royals," Jack Royston said. "It feels like just kind of admitting defeat and that the rift will never heal. You know, if you don't go back to Britain to see your family for the coronation, then what do you go back for? What is going to be bigger than this?"
"I have very little hope that actual progress would be made if they came to the coronation," the journalist added. "Apart from anything else, it would be a very busy time, but to not go is to basically put your hands up and admit that it's over."
The insider was quoted by The Independent.