The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, will also remain in Montecito

Breaking: Prince Harry attending King Charles’s coronation without Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex will stay in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, Buckingham Palace finally announced on Wednesday. The Duke of Sussex will attend the King’s coronation.

“Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that the Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6,” the palace said in a statement.


The Duke and Duchess were last seen at the Queen’s funeral
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“Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet will stay in California with the Duchess of Sussex.”

The charitable organization Harry and Meghan run, Archewell, released a nearly identical statement to the Palace assuring the duke will attend the coronation.

On May 6, the day of Archie’s fourth birthday, the coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey.

The 38-year-old prince is most likely to occupy Frogmore Cottage, which he and Meghan are expected to leave this summer.


The couple stepped back from royal duties in 2020


Following months of rumors in the wake of the Sussexes’ Netflix documentary and the Duke’s frank memoir, Spare, in which he revealed his strained relationship with the royal family, Harry’s attendance has now been confirmed.

The Duke unexpectedly traveled to London last month to attend a four-day preliminary hearing in his privacy case against Associated Newspapers Ltd. (ANL), the Daily Mail’s publisher.

During their most recent trip to the UK, Harry and Meghan attended the One Young World Summit in Manchester. However, due to the passing of Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, they had to cancel their engagement at the WellChild Awards.


Harry arriving at the High Court in London
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The Sussexes extended their journey to Westminster Abbey to attend the late monarch’s state funeral.

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In March 2020, Harry and Meghan withdrew from their royal responsibilities and started anew in California with their young children.

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