Former politicians say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not deserve to be present at King Charles’ coronation.
Several people, including former politicians, senior military figures, and respected historians, have weighed in on “Harry & Meghan,” which premiered on Thursday. After watching the docuseries, one former Cabinet Minister advised the couple to stay home and skip King Charles’ coronation on May 6.
On Sunday, former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith told The Mail:
“If they dislike the Royal Family so much why would they attend the Coronation?”
David Mellor, another Tory veteran, expressed similar sentiments. The Sussexes, in his opinion, do not deserve to be present at the coronation of the new monarch on May 6, which also happens to be Archie’s fourth birthday.
“They shouldn’t come to the Coronation. They categorically shouldn’t come. They make money out of selling their family down the river. I think it should be made clear that the British people do not want them there.”
People “would be perfectly entitled to boo if the couple did show up,” he added.
Lady Antonia Fraser, a historian and author, believes it would be best if Prince Harry and Markle did not travel to the United Kingdom for the event because they would only serve to distract the king and queen consort.
“I hope they don’t come because I want the King and Queen to be the center of attention. It worries me that if they come the cameras might waste time on them. They should stay holding hands in Hollywood.”
The same sentiment was expressed by British journalist and investigative reporter Tom Bower. Following their Netflix docuseries, the author of “Revenge” was convinced that the Sussexes are not welcome in Prince Harry’s homeland.
Bower told Page Six:
“I can’t imagine they’ll be welcome. I don’t think Harry will ever be welcome back in England.”
The former BBC journalist and TV producer also blamed Prince Harry for his strained family relationship. He, in his opinion, was the one isolating himself from the company.
“I think he’s just cutting himself off from it all. You know, he is turning himself into an outcast, and I don’t think anyone’s going to be looking to — to see if he’s welcome here. And … with her, she’s finished now for sure. And he’s on the verge of being finished.”