Nearly a month after confirming they got an invitation to the coronation of King Charles III, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making their plans for the first weekend in May official. A spokesperson for the Couple confirmed to Vanity Fair that Harry will be traveling to the UK by himself. 

“The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th,” the spokesperson said. “The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Buckingham Palace announced that Harry planned to travel to the coronation without his family in a statement earlier Wednesday. On Monday, the Mirror reported that there was confusion among the coronation planners about whether or not Meghan and Harry were planning to attend after they missed an initial reply Date last week.

The coronation itself falls on May 6, which will be Archie’s fourth birthday. Nine-year-old Prince George will serve as a page during the ceremony, along with Queen Camilla’s grandsons and a handful of children who are related to family friends. So far, it’s unclear which of the other young members of the Windsor family will attend the event, though Charles himself was present at his mother’s coronation when he was four.

Harry’s Relationship with his family has suffered since the couple left their royal roles in 2020, and the release of the couple’s Netflix series Harry & Meghan, along with the publication of his memoir Spare, have made them even more contentious. But in January, a source close to the king told VF that he was determined to have his younger son present for the event. 

“Charles is a forgiving person by nature, and he wants to move on,” the source said. “Whatever has been said and done, Harry is still his son and he loves him. He also cannot imagine being crowned, the most important moment of his life, without both his sons witnessing the moment.” 

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