HARRY and Meghan are “expected” to attend King Charles’ coronation, it is reported.
Sources claim Buckingham Palace staff are including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the seating plans for the event.
But insiders say the California-based duo have not formally accepted the King’s email invitation for the May 6 crowning.
A source told Daily Mail: “Harry and Meghan are being factored into all of the planning…
“The cars, the seating plans, dining arrangements, everything.
“The staff are certainly working on the expectation they are coming.
“These kind of arrangements have to be made well in advance.”
Another source told the Mail “the indication” is that the pair will attend despite “a lot” of work going into planning.
A spokesman for the Sussexes said last week the pair had received an email invitation from the palace but added an “immediate decision” on their attendance will “not be disclosed by us at this time”.
Royal commentator Ingrid Seward previously told The Sun she fully expected Harry to attend, despite the recent furore over explosive Spare and TV revelations.
She said: “I’m sure Harry will be there.
“How can he not come to his dad’s coronation after writing a whole book about forgiveness? I am not so sure about Meghan.”
Royal experts predict the coronation will “dwarf” even last year’s spectacular celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The events will take place on Saturday May 6, Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8, which has been declared a bank holiday.
On the Saturday morning, the King and Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in The King’s Procession having made the half-mile journey from Buckingham Palace.
The coronation service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry”.
The ceremony is set to last about 90 minutes — compared to the late Queen’s three-hour Coronation.
Westminster Abbey is expected to hold around 2,000 guests rather than the 8,000 it did in 1953.
After the service, the newly-crowned King and Queen Consort will return to the Palace in a larger ceremonial parade known as the Coronation Procession.
This is expected to include thousands of troops, military bands and other members of the Royal Family.
After the procession the Royal Family are expected to appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.