Meghan Markle and Prince Harry suffer Coronation blow as 'Archie and Lilibet not invited' | The Sun

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly suffered a Coronation blow with Archie and Lilibet not invited.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, have not yet been invited to the coronation, according to The Times.

Rehearsal plans seen by the newspaper revealed that the youngsters would not be taking part during Charles' crowning.

While Harry, Meghan and Prince Andrew are not expected to participate in the procession according to reports.

However, Archie and Lilibet's likely absence is not a total surprise as both children are very young.

Prince Louis was considered too young to attend the Queen's funeral although his siblings George and Charlotte attended.

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They were the youngest members of the royal family ever to join a funeral procession.

Should they attend, Meghan and Harry's absence from the procession is not a snub, with Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie also not involved as it is confined to working members of the royal family.

Apart from the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, the only other royals in the procession out of the abbey will be the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and the Duke of Kent and his sister Princess Alexandra.

The Prince of Wales’s children are expected to join their parents in a carriage behind Charles and Camilla, who will be in the Gold State Coach.

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George, nine, as second in line to the throne, has long been expected to attend the coronation.

And there has also been speculation that he will have a role to play.

It comes after Harry, 38, and Meg, 41, have still not officially indicated whether they will attend the Coronation.

Harry's relationship with the King and the Prince of Wales has remained troubled in the wake of the publication of the duke's controversial tell-all memoir Spare.

The King's second son criticised Charles's parenting, accused William of physically attacking him and branded Camilla "dangerous".

Events for the coronation will start on Saturday May 6.

They will continue over Sunday May 7 and Monday May 8, which has been declared a bank holiday to mark the coronation.

The action packed weekend will see the King and Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey in The King’s Procession on Saturday morning.

This will be followed by the coronation service 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”.

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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.

Meghan and Harry's representatives have been contacted for comment.

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