U.K. journalist vows to boo Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at coronation
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be booed by a prominent British columnist as they attend King Charles III’s coronation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s conflict with the British press is one of the main themes in his book. spare partwhich contains some rather personal descriptions of journalists whose articles he objects to.
Relations likely won’t improve anytime soon after Allison Pearson wrote for in her column The Daily Telegraph that she would boo the couple if they came to the coronation on May 6, 2023.
She wrote: “The damage they have done to Britain’s reputation in the US with their now strangely muted allegations of ‘racism’ is incalculable.
“Selling your grandmother is meant to be an example of unthinkable recklessness, not a business proposition, but Harry did it anyway.
“We definitely don’t want to welcome him and madam to a milestone in the history of our country. The idea is repulsive.
“I would certainly be among the thousands who would boo them if they had the guts to show up.”
Pearson recently wrote in a separate January column, “I’d much rather have a world full of Jeremy Clarksons than Meghan Markles.”
It followed big tour Moderator Clarkson wrote a widely condemned article demanding that Meghan be paraded naked while the public pelted her with excrement, for which he subsequently apologized. Harry and Meghan’s rep accused Clarkson of spreading “hate rhetoric, dangerous conspiracy theories and misogyny.”
Prince Harry and Meghan can still choose not to attend the coronation, but there have been reports in the UK media, including The Post on Sundaysuggesting that Charles is excited for the couple to be there.
Harry told ITV in January: “A lot can happen before then. But you know, the door is always open, the ball is in their court.
“There’s a lot to talk about and I really hope they’re willing to sit down and talk about it.”
Similar debates surfaced around the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in June 2022.
Although Harry and Meghan attended, they were not allowed to take a seat on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, so they were not in the spotlight on opening day, the Trooping the Color military parade.
They were only invited to an additional event at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3rd which saw both cheers and boos.
Since then, however, the couple’s criticism of members of the royal family has accelerated and their public approval ratings in the UK have plummeted even further.
Pearson argued that Prince William and Kate Middleton are “clearly doing their best to navigate the Windsor ship through uncharted, post-Elizabethan waters”.
“Yes now,” she continued. “They face the already frightening prospect of the coronation being turned into a nerve-racking and embarrassing ordeal by the presence of Prince Harry and his wife.
“The King has reportedly asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to negotiate some sort of peace deal that would allow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to be present at the ceremony.
“This initiative stems from the dubious belief that the Sussexes’ absence would cause a greater distraction than their presence.”
“For a sense of excruciating awkwardness that awaits when the Sussexes attend the coronation,” she wrote. “Remember Harry and Meghan’s last appearance as working royals at a Commonwealth Day service in March 2020.
“It wasn’t quite Murder in the Cathedral, but the extended clan looked at them with daggers. The Cambridges of the time could hardly bring themselves to recognize the Sussexes.
“Sophie Wessex pretended to be incredibly interested in the Order of Service, thank goodness.
“Meghan was performing her ‘I’m so radiant and compassionate I’ routine with an enthusiastic array of clergymen when she noticed Prince William enter and hurry away.
“There is no love lost. And that was before she told Oprah that Kate made her cry.