According to a royal specialist, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planned to record their participation at King Charles' coronation and convert it into some sort of high-profile business event.
Neil Sean explained the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's desire to attend the coronation in May of this year when speaking to Fox Business.
He said, "They've got to be brave, haven't they? Having done what they've done. It would take a back of steel to turn up and do this but we've seen that they've got a lot of chutzpah."
The royal expert said, "You know, they don't really care. The bottom line for them, in my opinion, is they would like to attend because it's monetary."
Days before, Harry and Meghan acknowledged receiving an invitation to King Charles' coronation, though they did not indicate whether they would be attending the ceremony.
Mr Sean said, "King Charles as a father would certainly like his youngest son there but let me tell you there has been no personal conversation between Charles for months, there's been no contact with Prince William for longer than a few months now."
"This would make this Coronation all about the ex-royals and I think over here the consensus is this: The British public want it to be a celebratory day, an historical day, and they don't want it turned into a third-rate soap opera."
Prince William does not want Prince harry to attend coronation:
According to earlier British sources, Prince William disagreed with his father's choice to invite Meghan and Harry to the coronation.
According to sources, the Prince of Wales is worried that the pair will overshadow the occasion.
But, King Charles believes that Harry's absence would cause more issues than his presence.