Royal Expert Predicts King Charles Will Give The Ultimate Diss To Harry And Meghan

The ongoing friction between King Charles and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is not your average father-son squabble. Not only is it heartbreaking to see the family still divided after Queen Elizabeth's death, it also casts the royals in a bad light at a time when many are wondering if "The Firm" is even relevant anymore. As King Charles settles into his new position as monarch, he appears to be unfazed by the doings of his younger son, per The U.S. Sun. He has yet to comment personally on Harry's upcoming memoir or the Netflix documentary that promises to give an honest account of the Sussexes' lives as royals. Yet insiders are murmuring that this may all change before long. The king and William, Prince of Wales, are said to be in "crisis talks" about the Netflix series, debating whether to prepare a response to anything negative Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, might say about the palace (via The Mirror).

Supporters of the royals believe Charles has been patient long enough. More drastic measures are needed, they say, to send the message to the Sussexes that they're doing more harm than good by speaking out. Even Paul Burrell, the former butler to Princess Diana, has said that Harry and Meghan should be stripped of their titles so they can't capitalize on their connection to the palace (via Twitter). Yet another expert is predicting that the king may leave the couple off a very important guest list next year.

Harry and Meghan may be shut out of this historic event

Buckingham Palace is preparing for King Charles' coronation on May 6, 2023 (one just doesn't leave these things to the last minute, you know). It's thought that viewership of the televised ceremony might be far greater than the 27 million who watched Queen Elizabeth take the crown, via Vogue. The estimated 2,000 guests will include dignitaries from both the British Commonwealth and other allied countries, plus prominent members of the royal family — most of them, at least. 

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams tells The U.S. Sun that the trailers for Netflix's "Harry & Meghan" series show every indication that "the Sussexes are claiming there was a war against them." This, combined with the release of Harry's memoir, "Spare," in January 2023, threaten to "bookend" the Christmas holidays with harsh accusations against the palace. Fitzwilliams predicts that this all may be the last straw for the long-suffering king. "The question is, what can the royals do about it? Harry will always remain a prince," he says. "The only thing they can do is not invite them to the Coronation, and cut all ties — a clean cut from the Sussexes. Essentially, that's all they can do."

The expert adds that cutting Harry and Meghan from the guest roster is likely to be the only response Charles will make to their Netflix series. "It isn't in the interests of the Royal Family, unless in the most extreme circumstances, to comment," says Fitzwilliams.

Will King Charles III bring his grandkids into the feud?

Leaving Harry and Meghan off the guest list during King Charles III's coronation may not be the only blow he lands on the Sussexes. Insiders suspect that Archie and Lilibet may be next to be dissed if the royal family feels they have been unfairly attacked by Harry and Meghan. Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl told The Daily Beast, "We are possibly seeing that [ruthlessness] in the lack of urgency around naming Archie and Lilibet prince and princess. My understanding is that Charles is not averse to granting them titles, but he expects to see respect from the Sussexes in return."

While the Sussexes have long been yearning for a more private life, they have also expressed a desire for their children's royal titles. In an interview with CBS in 2021, the couple said that discussions around Archie's title as prince were for safety reasons. After being told that he wouldn't have the same security as a prince after being born, Meghan commented, "if he's not gonna be a prince, he needs to be safe," according to Us Weekly. The duke and duchess felt that this decision was racially motivated, especially when paired with concerns from the royal family over how "dark" their son's skin would be. The royal family is bracing for more of these accusations once the Sussexes release their documentary, "Harry and Meghan" on Netflix.