A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has confirmed that an invite has been extended to the King’s coronation, despite strained relations with the monarch.

A spokesperson said: “I can confirm The Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation.

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

The King is thought to have invited his younger son and daughter-in-law to attend his Coronation on 6 May despite fury in royal circles over Prince Harry’s book Spare – which accused the Queen Consort, Camilla, of “planting” hostile stories in the media as she struggled to rehabilitate her own image.

Prince Harry is not known to have visited the UK since the release of the book, which led to accusations that he had invaded the privacy of other members of the family.

Last week, the couple confirmed they had been told to vacate Frogmore Cottage, the property on the secure grounds of Windsor Castle that they had used as a base of operations while in the UK.

Given Prince Harry has previously raised concerns about a lack of police protection while in the country, the decision to eject them from the safety of a secure royal site led to questions about whether the Duke would ever bring his young family back to the UK.

The Mail on Sunday reports that the monarch is set to offer the couple use of an apartment at Buckingham Palace while in the UK – but it is unclear whether the couple, who have raged against the palace establishment, would be willing to stay at the heart of the royal bubble.

There are further sensitivities for the couple as the date chosen for the Coronation clashes with the third birthday of the Duke’s son Archie.

As a non-working royal, it is thought the Duke would have a significantly reduced role in the Coronation itself, with reports the ceremony has been altered to remove a section where the royal dukes kneel down before the monarch and pay homage.

Instead, only Prince William, the Prince of Wales, is expected to pledge allegiance to his father.

In his latest TV interview on Saturday, Prince Harry spoke about his use of cocaine, marijuana and alcohol with trauma specialist Dr Gabor Mate.

Harry said “(Cocaine) didn’t do anything for me, it was more a social thing and gave me a sense of belonging for sure, I think it probably also made me feel different to the way I was feeling, which was kind of the point.

“Marijuana is different, that actually really did help me.”

Dr Mate suggested the prince had attention deficit disorder (ADD) – a condition which difficulties with concentration.

Diagnosing the prince, Dr Mate told him: “Reading the book, I diagnose you with ADD….I see it as a normal response to normal stress.”

He said this can be “healed at any age”.

The term is used for people who have difficulties with concentration without the presence of symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as impulsiveness or hyperactivity.

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