Prince Harry and Meghan may not be at vital coronation moment in rumoured snub
Adoring crowds, golden carriages and the wood gently creaking on horse-drawn carts sweeping through the streets of London, the coronation of Prince Charles has the potential to be a once in a lifetime event.
Despite this, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are unlikely to be present for one of the day's most important moments.
Indeed, the last one was now nearly 70 years ago when a young Queen Elizabeth II smiled and waved her way through London bedecked in gold, jewels and flashing diamonds with Prince Philip steadfast at her side.
The day will be full of memorable moments and one in particular will surely become a fond memory for those watching.
Prince Charles is expected to make his own mark on the day's events for when he eventually becomes the head of the monarchy, but son Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan may not be meeting the new king's eye as he surveys his subjects, as reports of a 'snub emerge.
Will Harry and Meghan be at Prince Charles' coronation?
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Harry, despite the royal fallout in which he and wife Meghan took a step back from royal duties and moved to the US, will likely be present at the coronation.
However, reports of a 'snub' have recently emerged that mean the LA couple will not be present at the iconic balcony wave moment.
At the coronation in 1953 and at landmark royal events since, such as the weddings of Kate and William and Charles and Diana, the royals have taken to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave down at the cheering crowd below them.
Charles has long been reported to be hoping for a skinnier version of the monarchy, in which fewer members of the family are prominent in the public eye.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: "It will be a slimmed-down Monarchy on display throughout.
"I wouldn't be surprised to see just Charles and Camilla, Kate and William and their children on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards."
This may only be speculation at present, as Clarence House denied the suggestions that plans were being drawn up under 'Operation Golden Orb'.
When will the coronation be?
The coronation is likely to take place not long after Charles becomes king.
The Queen, now on the throne for 70 years after the death of her father on February 6, 1972, did not have her coronation until well over a year later, in June 1953.
In the first coronation to be televised, people across the UK were given the chance to see what goes on behind the closed doors of Westminster Abbey when a new monarch is crowned.
However, a slimmed-down event may mean that the time between the day Charles becomes king and the day of his coronation is cut. Some reports indicate the coronation will happen within a year of the Queen's death.
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