Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Have 'No Option' But To Attend King Charles' Coronation As It Would 'Adversely Affect Their Contracts'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could be attending King Charles' coronation after all — at least that's what one expert thinks. Richard Fitzwilliams shared in an interview that he believes the couple will ultimately make an appearance at the anticipated event, but the commentator said that the decision could be an attempt to better the Archewell brand.
"The only reason they get work — work for Netflix, for Spotify, work for Random House — is because they’re royals," Fitzwilliams noted. "Now if they were to emphasize their isolation by not attending a royal event, that's as important as a Coronation as well, it would be something that would adversely affect their contracts, I would have thought, or certainly the renewal of any contracts."
"So they’ve got to attend. They have no option but to come," the public relations consultant explained.
Fitzwilliams' opinions paralleled the existing apprehension within the famous brood. The Royal Observer previously reported the members of the British monarchy were fearful of the couple using the event to further their professional goals.
Commentator Louise Roberts speculated that the Sussexes' behavior since moving to America has caused them to lose both Prince William and Kate Middleton's trust.
"The problem is that anyone who could be close to them, for example, William and Kate, won’t tell them anything. Everyone’s terrified," the reporter shared on air. "Everything’s for sale — every indiscretion or every aside comment could be magnified for an American audience in order to get them a profit."
Aside from building their own brand, it's been said that the Sussexes are looking to have a larger role at the event.
"The latest thing they've said is they want to be on the balcony for the Coronation while not giving a confirmation themselves that they're going to be there," Angela Mollard shared in an interview. "This is five weeks out, they need some planning around this, they need to know whether to set aside the chairs."
"There is no chance they're going to be on the balcony — the Queen wanted a slimmed-down monarchy. Charles is further enforcing that," the commentator added.
Fitzwilliams spoke with OK! U.K.