Son won’t stand by and see his mother’s great rival crowned in the same church where he attended Diana’s funeral, British news magazine says.
While all eyes are on whether Prince Harry will return home in time for Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations this summer, a new “red line” has emerged: Harry may refuse to attend his father’s future coronation as king if “Queen Camilla” is anointed alongside him.
It is customary for a new king and queen to be anointed and crowned together, and given that Charles is known to have wished for his wife to be made queen for many years—a wish that the current monarch recently granted—it seems unlikely that he would agree to a watering-down of her status by holding a separate coronation for her, reported Daily Beast.
Private Eye, a British satire magazine, published the news. Despite its reputation for mock news pieces and comedic covers, the publication also has a strong reputation for investigative journalism and insider gossip.
The report in Private Eye, which is not available in full online, said: “One red line has recently emerged, however. Harry has no intention of attending his father’s coronation if Camilla is to be anointed and crowned just a few feet from where his mother’s coffin lay in Westminster Abbey.
“[The queen] may have given her blessing to Camilla becoming queen consort, but Harry refuses to bend.”
In a written message marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the queen said: “When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”