King Charles ‘in talks for bombshell’ interview to hit Harry back – but wants him at coronation despite Wills’ fears
KING Charles could hit back at Prince Harry’s shocking memoir claims in new bombshell TV interview – but reportedly insists he still wants him at his coronation.
Crunch talks are set to be held between Buckingham Palace and the BBC over a full-on interview with the King.
It could offer the monarch an opportunity to share his thoughts on Harry’s bestseller Spare – and the controversial Netflix documentary of him and his wife Meghan.
So far, the King, Prince William and Princess Kate have not responded to any of Sussex’s claims – but that could change soon.
A source told The Mirror: “Plans are already underway for BBC coverage of the coronation, including a profile of the monarch.
“It’s not common to avoid topics in interviews, that makes things difficult.
“Even a small comment about Harry and Meghan would make headlines around the world.
“It could also evoke a response from Harry that would be unpredictable, like so many things. Everything is very delicate.”
Claims that the Duke had a physical fight with brother William and details of the simmering feuds between Meghan and Kate were among several stunners in Harry’s tome.
A series of bombs were also dropped on the King and his wife, the Queen Consort Camilla.
These included the prince revealing he had asked Charles not to marry Camilla and accusing her of leaking stories to improve her image.
Harry and Meghan both made startling allegations in their Netflix documentary, including digging into King Charles’ parenting style.
The couple also claimed the Prince of Wales was offered the protection they did not have, both from security and the media.
Now the BBC is reportedly encouraging King Charles to interview them about his life, both before and after he became monarch.
The conversation would be conducted by Charles’ longtime friend Jonathan Dimbleby and aimed to cast a positive light on the monarch.
It is also to be performed in celebration of the royal coronation on May 6th.
Despite royal sources claiming the monarch is concerned about possible issues, he is considering the BBC’s proposal.
The other option is to publish your own footage and interview for media use.
The source added: “The options remain for the family to simply produce a coronation speech or content that they will film and deliver.
“It allows control over what is said and would not appeal to the Sussexes.”
Royal expert Angela Levin told The Sun Online that she doesn’t think Charles will respond to the claims ahead of the coronation.
She added that she won’t be able to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “I hope, for heaven’s sake, they don’t.”
However, the king appears to want his son there, as he has reportedly asked the Archbishop of Canterbury to act as mediator so Harry can attend.
The Mail on Sunday reports that Charles has urged Justin Welby to try to make peace between William and his brother.
Mr Welby was also asked to step in and help the feuding brothers after the Queen died in September last year, the newspaper claims.
Sources close to Lambeth Palace are said to have said Charles believes there will be less drama when the Sussexes are there – but the Prince of Wales is not happy.
According to senior royal sources, William is concerned that Harry and Meghan’s presence will create too much distraction.
A source said: “The question of substance is whether they will attend the coronation and if so, under what conditions.
“The family is divided and all indications are that Harry will be advised not to agree to anything at this stage and ‘play it long’ until the last minute, making negotiations with him very difficult.
“Harry’s camp made it clear that the idea that he would just attend the coronation and behave but then be stripped of his titles was a total false start.
“Although he may eventually decide to abolish his titles of his own accord, he rejects the idea of forcibly losing them.
“He resents being publicly lumped in with Andrew as the two ‘problem princes’ when he thinks the circumstances are completely different.”
Both Lambeth Palace and Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
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