The Duke And Duchess of Sussex have not yet announced their plans for May 6. PR expert and Go up‘s Chief Executive Edward Coram-James has claimed that a no-show from the couple could have some negative consequences – especially “within the family itself”.
Mr. Coram-James told it Express.nlIn a universe where the damage already done by the breakup can still be repaired, at least in part, a no show would be the fatal, irreversible blow, both in the public perception and potential, and within the family itself.
“It risks prolonging the conflict in the long run.”
He added: “At the other end of the spectrum, those Sussexes who didn’t attend would attract just as much, if not more, media attention.
“It would give more oxygen to the rift and allegations that the Sussexes have leveled against the royal family.”
He added that the docuseries and Harry’s book, which he said are now “disappearing in the rearview mirror from a PR point of view”, could be at risk of becoming “topical again” with the pair’s possible absence.
Mr Coram-James continued: “And the shadow of their absence would cast over the entire ceremony, at the risk of becoming the elephant in the room and an unwanted sideshow.”
Earlier this month, the Sussexes announced that they had received an invitation via email.
Despite publicly addressing the invitation, which many believed could not be extended due to ongoing tensions, the couple were unable to specify whether they would be at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
It has also been reported that the couple’s two children, Archie and Lilibet, have not been invited to join their royal relatives on their grandfather’s big day.
The age of Harry and Meghan’s children has been cited by many as a possible reason why they were not invited.
Lilibet will be a few weeks before her second birthday at that point.
Archie celebrates his fourth birthday on coronation day.
The King’s coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey, the same place where the late Queen was crowned in 1953.
King Charles III was four years old when he witnessed his mother’s coronation.
That’s why royal author and historian Dr Tessa Dunlop recently told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat that it will be “weird” if Archie isn’t invited to join his parents this spring.