Prince Harry is willing to stand beside King Charles III for this year’s eagerly awaited coronation, if necessary.
Tom Bradby, in a new teaser published ahead of ITV’s broadcast of Harry’s new tell-all interview on Sunday, asks the Duke of Sussex if he would attend the crowning if asked.
“There’s a lot that can happen between now and then, but the door is always open. The ball is in their court,” Harry says. “There’s a lot to be discussed, and I really hope that they are willing to sit down and talk about it.”
The royal claims he still believes in the monarchy in a different excerpt from the ITV interview, and yet when questioned whether he’ll play a role in its future, he responds, “I don’t know.” Harry also discusses his choice to go public with his family’s problems after resigning as a senior member of the monarchy in 2020.
“I don’t know how staying silent is ever going to make things better,” he says.
Regarding the criticism that he is invading his family’s privacy, Harry says, “That would be the accusation from the people that don’t understand, or don’t want to believe, that my family have been briefing the press.”
This Sunday, the Duke of Sussex will appear in two interviews, one with ITV and the other with 60 Minutes. The interviews come soon after his and his wife Duchess Meghan’s shocking Netflix docuseries, Meghan & Harry, in which the pair asserts that Buckingham Palace supplied the media with false information about them.
The king will be crowned later this spring, but it is not yet clear if Harry and Meghan will be given invitations.