King Charles’ coronation may be just days away, but sources claim the palace remains in the dark about the most basic details of Prince Harry’s trip to the UK – including where he will stay.
Insiders have told the Mail on Sunday that the frustrated organisers of the historic event have said that trying to contact the Duke of Sussex is like, “trying to communicate with Mars.”
“When he is coming, where he is staying, when he is going back and whether he is happy with his seating position in the Abbey,” a source told the publication.
“He has not been responding other than in a ‘we acknowledge your email’ holding manner.
“It’s like trying to communicate with Mars – it was easier to deal with Sinn Fein.”
The comments come after Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill, controversially accepted an invite to the coronation despite her party’s historical opposition to the monarchy.
While Harry has confirmed he is attending the coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, the insider claims palace staff are even preparing for an eleventh-hour cancellation.
“Anything could happen,” the source said.
The Coronation’s liturgy has since been released revealing more about the crucial role Prince William will play in the event and confirming that Harry has been snubbed in the historic ceremony.
Released on the Church of England’s website the liturgy confirms the Prince of Wales will be front and centre during the religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
The father-of-three is also the only member of the monarchy to be given a speaking role.
Halfway through the ceremony, William, who is next in line to the throne, will pledge allegiance to the King and deliver the Homage of Royal Blood.
He will kneel before his father, placing his hands between the King’s and recite: “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”
The 40-year-old will also present the King with the Stole Royal and Robe Royal, items that the Church of England website said: “represents what the King has been given by God”.
While Prince William is mentioned several times in the liturgy, the Duke of Sussex is not mentioned once.
News Source: www.skynews.com.au