A spokesperson for the couple said, “An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”
After months of speculation, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have received their invitation to King Charles III's coronation in May. A spokesperson for the couple told The Sunday Times in a statement this weekend, "I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty's office regarding the coronation. An immediate decision on whether The Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time."
Harper's Bazaar reports that while the coronation ceremony of King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort will take place on May 6 there will be three days of events making up a long celebratory weekend in the U.K. The event will occur at Westminster Abbey on Saturday followed by a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. On Monday, May 8 which will be a public holiday, the Coronation "Big Lunch" will take place across the country where even members of the public are encouraged to volunteer and share “food and fun” together.
A royal family insider told ET last month that there was no doubt that the King of England wanted both his sons in attendance on his big day. "Of course, Charles wants his son at the coronation," the source said. "It is a pivotal moment in his life. He loves both his sons and wants Prince Harry there. King Charles wants to mend the relationship within the family," the source added. "They will be invited. It would look terrible if they were not."
The 74-year-old is hoping for the situation "calm down" in time for his coronation, a source close to the royal household told PEOPLE. "It is such a momentous occasion for Charles, and he would want his son to be at the coronation to witness it. He would like to have Harry back in the family. If they don't sort it out, it will always be part of the King's reign and how he has left his family disjointed. He has had a reputation as a distant parent, and it would be awful for him for that to continue," they said.
There has been a lot of strain in the relationship between the Sussexes and the royal family in the wake of Prince Harry's memoir release in January. In an interview with ITV's Tom Bradby Harry said of the coronation, "There's a lot that can happen between now and then. But, you know, the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There's a lot to be discussed, and I really hope that they are willing to sit down and talk about it."
Now many wonder where Prince Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, will stay in the UK and if Harry will have any part in the ceremony. As we reported earlier, Prince Harry and Meghan have been asked to leave their UK home, Frogmore Cottage according to the couple's spokesperson. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex currently live in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. The pair relocated to Meghan's home state of California in 2020 after stepping back as working members of the Royal Family.