It’s no secret that sister-in-law Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton do not share a warm relationship, and today’s news that the Duchess of Sussex won’t attend King Charles’ Coronation may well be a welcome relief to the Princess of Wales.
Buckingham Palace announced today that Prince Harry will attend his father’s big day alone, while Meghan remains behind in California with the couple’s two children Archie and Lili.
And while there will certainly still be tension in the air, Meghan’s absence will reportedly make things a little easier for senior royals.
A royal observer noted: ‘Charles will be pleased. The rest of the family will be relieved that Meghan won’t be there – it would have been particularly uncomfortable for Kate.’
It comes amid reports that Kate found her Windsor walkabout with Harry and Meghan after the Queen’s death ‘one of the hardest things she’d ever had to do’, according to a sensational new royal book.
The Princess of Wales told a senior royal it was so difficult for her because of the ‘ill-feeling’ between the couples, veteran royal correspondent Robert Jobson said in Our King, serialized in The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday.
The book lays bare the inside story of the Royals’ war with the Sussexes before, during and after Megxit.