To those who aren’t aware, Prince Archie’s birthday is on May 6. This is the same date in which King Charles III will be crowned as the king of the United Kingdom. According to Express, the had an idea to raise a toast to his grandson but Prince Harry’s delayed decision to make it to the coronation scrapped his father’s plans. A decision that happened after the king realized only Prince Harry would be attending the ceremony as Meghan Markle remains in Montecito with both Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. Also, Prince Harry will reportedly not stay for long after the coronation given that he has mostly enemies within the Royal Family at the moment. He only appears to have two allies who are his relatives.
The reason Prince Harry delayed his announcement
According to Express, Prince Harry’s plan is to arrive at London to attend the ceremony and go back to California right after. It is believed the prince is unlikely to remain too long after the coronation without attending lunch with the rest of the royals. Other reports suggest Prince Harry decided to delay his RSVP to attend the coronation because he wanted some recognition by the Firm for both of his children. Other reports suggest that Prince Harry wanted to have a proper birthday celebration for his son’s birthday but the overlapping schedules prevented it. Given that Prince Harry won’t likely attend the lunch after the coronation, King Charles III sees no reason to toast for Prince Archie with no Sussex family members in attendance.
At the end of the day, Meghan Markle’s decision to remain in California with her children came during a tense moment for the entire Royal Family. Avoiding any drama at all costs was the main objective, especially considering how young the children are. As soon as Prince Harry attends the event, he will likely sit with other non-working royals such as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Both of whom are considered Prince Harry’s only allies during the coronation. Given that he decided to part ways with the Royal Family and their duties, Prince Harry is not expected to take part in either the King’s Procession or the Coronation Procession. He is also likely to be absent in the Buckingham Palace Balcony.