Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, wearing a white coat, hat and gloves, holding hands as they walk down stairs.
Prince Harry's Coronation Request For Archie Is Sparking Backlash From Royal Fans
Lifestyle News
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had strained relationships with his royal family, and now the couple may choose to skip King Charles III's coronation on May 6, 2023. The pair are reportedly open to attending, so long as Charles considers one request surrounding his grandson, Archie, on the day of the coronation.
The pair will be there if there's a special moment for their son, Archie, whose birthday falls on the May 6 coronation date, an OK! source claims (via the Mirror). The insider explained, "The Sussexes have asked for some kind of celebration or acknowledgment to be factored into the day's plans to ensure that [Archie's] fourth birthday won't get lost during the momentous day."
However, naysayers find this request ridiculous as Harry was busy for part of his son's third birthday the year prior. One Twitter user said about a headline, "Last year Harry played polo on Archie's birthday. Suddenly Archie's birthday is that big [of a] deal for them now?"
Though some found their request hypocritical, others thought the polo game didn't matter, as Harry still celebrated his son's birthday with him. It's still being determined how prominently the Sussex's children will be featured during the ceremony, as Archie and his sister, Lilibet, reportedly were only invited when their parents requested it.