The late Princess Diana’s butler says that Prince Harry will go to his father’s coronation “alone” because his wife Meghan Markle won’t be “brave or strong enough.”
Paul Burrell worked for Diana for more than 10 years until her sudden death in 1997. He said that by inviting the exiled royals to the May 6 coronation, the King has “kept his moral high ground.”
“If they go, it’s going to be very awkward for them, especially Meghan,” the 64-year-old told Closer Magazine. “Are they ready to get what’s coming to them?”
“I don’t think Meghan is brave or strong enough to be there. She’d have to look into the eyes of a family she’s thrown under the bus,” he said.
“But I think Harry may come by himself, and she has probably told him she won’t be able to be there if he does.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just got their invitations to the May ceremony, but they are still deciding if they will make the 5,459-mile trip.
Burrell said that “the ball is well and truly in Harry and Meghan’s court” and that it will be hard for Harry to see Queen Consort Camilla “where his mother could have been.”
Harry didn’t leave anything out of his shocking memoir “Spare” when it came to telling family secrets and private conversations.
In a famous interview on “60 Minutes,” the duke talked about the book and called Camilla a “villain” and the third person in Charles and Diana’s marriage.
The comment is said to have been the main reason why the King decided to kick the Sussexes out of their home in Frogmore Cottage.
Representatives for the Sussexes have said that “an immediate decision” on whether or not they will go “will not be made public.”
If they do go, senior members of the royal family will give the exiled royals the “cold shoulder.”
“Many of their relatives will turn their backs on them. “One of them told me, ‘I hope they’ll be sitting in Iceland,'” a source close to the royal family told the Daily Mail.
“Most of the family just doesn’t want to deal with them anymore. If they have to see them at the coronation, that’s fine, but they don’t want to hang out with them.