Since the Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III would be coronated alongside Camilla – the Queen Consort – on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Westminster Abbey, fans of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been expressing their anger that the date coincided with the fourth birthday of Archie – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child.
Some of the couple’s fans have taken to social media, particularly Twitter, to vent their anger at the development.
Reacting to the announcement, one Twitter user @IrisTheeScholar wrote: “So King Charles The Cruel has set his Coronation for the 6th of May next year… AKA his grandson Prince Archie of Sussex’s 4th birthday.”
Another user, named H (@hrhpluggles), raised a question: “Is the King’s coronation date the same as Archie’s birthday deliberately?”
But some users think that fixing the coronation date on Archie’s birthday could have been an olive branch extended to Harry and Meghan.
”Coronation day is Archie’s birthday too,” one user penned. “That for me symbolises that although the Royal family is an institution, family will always be family.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl considers it a “happy coincidence,” too.
“Having the coronation on Archie’s birthday is definitely not a snub,” she wrote.