March 15, 2023 | 7:04 am
Prince Harry will attend his father’s coronation “alone” as his wife Meghan Markle will not be “brave or strong enough”, according to the late Princess Diana’s former butler.
Paul Burrell, who worked for Diana for over 10 years until her sudden death in 1997, said the king has “maintained the moral high ground” by inviting the ousted royals to the May 6 coronation.
“It will probably be incredibly uncomfortable for them if they attend, especially Meghan,” the 64-year-old told Closer Magazine. “Are they ready to face the music?”
“I don’t think Meghan is brave or strong enough to be there – she had to face a family she’s pushed under the bus,” he continued.
“But I think Harry can come alone and she’s probably told him she won’t be able to be by his side with him if he attends.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who recently received their invitations to the May ceremony – are still considering whether to make the 5,459-kilometre trip.
Burrell noted that “the ball is ultimately in Harry and Meghan’s court,” adding that it will be difficult for Harry to see Queen Consort Camilla “where his mother could have been.”
In his bombshell memoir “Spare,” Harry left no stone unturned when it came to revealing family secrets and private conversations.
While promoting the book in a “60 Minutes” interview, the Duke famously described Camilla as a “villain” and the third person in the marriage between Charles and Diana.
The comment was reportedly the driving factor in the King’s decision to kick the Sussexes out of their Frogmore Cottage.
Representatives for the Sussexes have said that “an immediate decision” on whether they will make the trip “will not be revealed.”
If they go, the exiled royals will be met with a “cold shoulder” from senior members of the royal family.
“They will get the cold shoulder from many relatives. One said to me, ‘I hope they will stay in Iceland’,” a royal source told the Daily Mail.
“A lot of the family just don’t want anything to do with them anymore. If they’re going to see them at the coronation, so be it, but they don’t want to socialize with them.”