Prince Harry & Meghan Markle banned from the coronation balcony

The King’s word is final!
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Despite more than 2000 people receiving invites to fill the pews at Westminster Abbey on May 6 to witness King Charles III getting crowned, the hottest ticket of all is much harder to come by. And that’s even if you happen to be a member of His Majesty’s family.

With just a few days to go until the big day, squabbles have erupted within the House of Windsor over who will score a prized position on the Buckingham Palace balcony for an historic photo op that will be beamed around the world.

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Unfortunately for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they are, according to insiders, not likely to make the cut.

The King, 74, “has made it clear he will stand shoulder to shoulder with working royals only. This means Harry and Meghan counted themselves out of the running when they quit the family three years ago,” says a palace insider.

While Prince Harry will be attending without Meghan or his children, the Sussexes are said to be outraged about their exclusion.

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According to an insider, King Charles will not allow Harry and Meghan to stand on the balcony during his coronation. (Credit: Getty)

“They feel like second-rate citizens”, spills the insider. “Meghan in particular can’t believe a man would ban his own son and daughter-in-law from the biggest moment of his life, simply because they aren’t in the family business.”

More recently, a source told New Idea that she is planning a whirlwind visit to London this week to try and patch things up with her father-in-law. The source said that Meghan fears they could become collateral damage in Harry’s fallout with his father.

However, those in Harry and Meghan’s new inner circle are a little miffed over the couple’s desire to head across the pond for the grand event.

“The Sussexes’ friends are incredulous that they’d even want to be on that balcony, after they’ve spent the past three years slamming the royals,” reveals a source close to the couple.

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“But, at the end of the day, to be in an image that will be stamped in history books for centuries to come… it’s too good of an opportunity for them to miss!”

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