Harry’s behaviour ‘incompatible with role in Charles’ coronation’ warns expert

A coronation role for Prince Harry has been ruled out because of his "recent conduct", a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex has made his distaste for the Royal Family no secret, publishing a controversial memoir and vocalising his woeful relationship with the Firm in a slate of interviews.

But his recent outbursts may mean the Duke is ruled out of any role whatsoever at King Charles III's coronation, with royal expert Dr David Crankshaw maintaining Prince Harry is "incompatible" with plans for the event.

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Should the Duke find himself in any role, it may be to take part in carrying out the King of England's Homage, which Dr Crankshaw believes will be scrapped.

Speaking exclusively to The Daily Star, Dr Crankshaw, lecturer at King's College London, said: "This time, it is unclear whether or not the Homage is going to be abolished as part of the modernisation.

"Even if the Homage is retained, there is no obligation to make the Duke of Sussex part of it, and some might think that swearing fealty is incompatible with his recent conduct."

Pledging fealty to the crown as part of the Homage service is usually started by the Archbishop of Canterbury, with senior Royal members following on.

Should the Homage be included in the May 6 event, it is unlikely the Duke of Sussex would be one of those asked to pledge himself to the crown.

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Dr Crankshaw added: "They are led by the Prince of Wales, if there is one, and then by the royal Dukes."

Prince Harry, who has retained his Duke title after his exit from the Royal Family alongside wife Meghan Markle back in March 2020, would, by definition, be part of that process.

But the Homage may not even take place as the King of England continues his attempts at modernising the Royal Family, with The Daily Star previously reporting a major outfit change was on the cards for the upcoming ceremony.

Expert Crankshaw said: "This time, it is unclear whether or not the Homage is going to be abolished as part of the modernisation."

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