Prince Harry won’t say definitively whether or not he’ll attend his father King Charles‘s coronation this spring, leaving that decision up to the rest of his family.
In a new trailer for the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming interview with ITV News anchor Tom Bradby, the royal is asked “If you are invited to the Coronation, will you come?” King Charles announced in October that his coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Harry replied, “There’s a lot that can happen between now and then. But, the door is always open. The ball is in their court.” He added, “There’s a lot to be discussed and I really hope that they’re willing to sit down and talk about it.”
In the clip, Bradby also inquires whether the prince feels that he’s invaded his family’s privacy by writing his new tell-all memoir Spare and appearing on the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan where he speaks candidly about the fallout he had with his father and brother over the British press’s treatment of his wife, Meghan Markle. Harry and Meghan also previously addressed some of their negative experiences with the royal family in their 2021 bombshell sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey. Bradby says in the trailer, “Some people will say you’ve railed against invasions of your privacy all your life and the accusation will be here are you invading the privacy of your nearest and dearest without permission.” To which Harry replies, “That would be the accusation from people that don’t understand or don’t want to believe that my family have been briefing the press.” The ITV reporter also notes that Prince William is likely asking himself “how you could do this to me after everything?” And Harry adds, “He would probably say all sorts of different things.”
In anticipation of the premiere of this interview, ITV also released another teaser on Monday in which Harry says, “It never needed to be this way. I want a family, not an institution,” before referring to “the leaking and the planting” of stories in the British press. At another point in the conversation, Harry revealed, “They feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains,” adding “they have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.” But even so, he concluded, “I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.”
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