King Charles “simply won’t have the time” to sit down with Prince Harry for a private summit before the coronation, a friend of the king’s told The Daily Beast. It has been noted that Prince William has no intention of apologizing to Harry and Meghan because he believes he hasn’t done anything wrong, a friend of William and Kate Middleton’s told The Daily Beast Wednesday.
King Charles will not have time for Prince Harry
The frank remarks come after sources said to be close to Harry and Meghan told the Mirror that the couple are still reluctant to attend Charles’ coronation without having a family meeting first, fearing a “toxic” atmosphere, with a source saying:
“Harry has been very clear and his position hasn’t wavered—he isn’t going to come if he feels the atmosphere will be as toxic as it was during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and funeral.”
“He’s said he wants to reconcile with his family and it’s their call, but so far nothing has changed.”
The Mirror said Harry wants a “summit” with his family prior to attending. However many in royal circles think this is unrealistic, while suspecting that Harry and Meghan will ultimately show up anyway.
Harry was asked directly by ITV news anchor Tom Bradby, in an interview to promote his memoir, Spare, whether he would attend the coronation.
“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then, but you know, the door is always open, the ball is in their court. There is a lot to be discussed and I really hope they are willing to sit down and talk about it.”
In an interview with the Telegraph, Harry also demanded an apology, although he did not explicitly link it to his attendance at the coronation. Harry said in that interview:
“The way I see it is, I’m willing to forgive you [the royal family] for everything you’ve done, and I wish you’d actually sat down with me, properly, and instead of saying I’m delusional and paranoid, actually sit down and have a proper conversation about this, because what I’d really like is some accountability. And an apology to my wife.”
A friend of Charles said: “Charles adores Harry and wants him to be there. But he has a coronation to organize.”
However a friend of Charles’ told The Daily Beast Wednesday, “Charles adores Harry and wants him to be there. But he has a coronation to organize. He simply won’t have the time to organize a special meeting with Harry.”
There is considered to be zero probability among William and Kate’s friends that William would “apologize” to Harry. “No. What should he apologize for?” one friend told The Daily Beast, when asked if such a gesture was likely.