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A royal expert has claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s potential attendance at King Charles’s coronation could “backfire.”

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex could “exploit their popularity” if they do make an appearance at the King’s Coronation this spring, it has been claimed.

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Meghan and Harry could make an appearance at the King’s Coronation in May (Image: GETTY)

“But that advantage will evaporate if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex grab the public’s attention over that weekend.”

He added: “Ever since Megxit, Meghan and Harry have humiliated the King and the Royal Family.

“Paralysed by fear and indecision, Charles has failed to suppress the Sussexes’ vile vitriol.”

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The couple’s appearance remains unknown (Image: GETTY)

Mr Bower continued: “In calculating whether to allow the Sussexes to attend his Coronation, Charles has reverted to his familiar stance — dithering, worrying about his image.”

After speculation over whether King would extend an invite to his younger son and daughter-in-law, the couple confirmed an invite had been received, via email, earlier this month.

A spokesperson for the couple released a statement which read: “I can confirm the duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation.

The couple failed to confirm whether, or not, they would be joining the Royal Family on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

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The King and Queen Consort are being crowned on May 6 (Image: GETTY)

“An immediate decision on whether the duke and duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.”

Royal Holloway marketing professor Pauline MacLaran recently spoke to about the couple’s possible UK visit in May.

She claimed that it would be best if Meghan skipped the ceremony, while Harry attends alone.

She said: “Overall, it seems to me that a compromise is best for them and that Harry attends on his own while Meghan uses the excuse of Archie’s birthday.

“This compromise lessens the risk of them being scorned but allows them to top up their royal connections.”

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Meghan and Harry have been invited to the Coronation in May (Image: GETTY)

Meghan and Harry now live in the US with Archie and Lilibet (Image: GETTY)

Archie was born in the UK and moved to live in the US with his parents at barely a year-old.

Following their move, the couple welcomed a sibling for their son. Their daughter, Lilibet Diana, who was born in June 2021.