PRESIDENT Joe Biden will not attend King Charles’ Coronation and plans to turn down the prestigious invite, sources claim.
Insiders say the US leader already has commitments around May 6, so won’t be able to show face on the big day.
However, they say Biden doesn’t want to offend the King by not showing up – so he intends to show support by sending another high-profile US representative.
Sources told the Telegraph the president plans to send First Lady Jill Biden to take his place at the massive ceremony.
The White House is said to be considering others to RSVP in his place, too.
Despite apparently turning down the invite, sources this evening said Biden insisted his relationship with Charles was “strong”.
It comes as it was revealed it’s unlikely Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony if they decide to go to the Coronation.
The couple have left palace chiefs in the dark by refusing to confirm whether they will accept the invitation.
Officials have written to the California-based pair asking them to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey in less than nine weeks.
But Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, said “an immediate decision” on whether they will make the 5,000-mile trip “will not be disclosed”.
It means organisers are forced to wait before they hear back about whether any members of the family-of-four will attend the bash.
If the Sussexes do decide to make the journey, they are not expected to have any formal role in the ceremony where Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, will be crowned side-by-side.
It means Harry and Meg will not be involved in any family procession or appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony to greet thousands of well-wishers in The Mall.