Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronation

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Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronation

Prince Harry has refused to rule out attending his father's coronation saying the "ball is in their court" in a bombshell new trailer for a tell-all chat.

It is the second teaser to be released of Harry's tell-all chat, which will be shown on ITV on Sunday evening - just two days before the release of his explosive memoir, Spare.

And it comes just hours after a leaked extract from Spare sees Harry sensationally claim that Prince William grabbed him by the collar and knocked him to the floor in a brawl following a heated row over Meghan Markle.

Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronation rridqziqtqitinvPrince Harry and King Charles (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The trailer shows interviewer Tom Bradby ask Harry if he will attend the coronation due to take place on May 6.

And cryptically an emotional Harry says: "There's a lot that can happen between now and then."

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"But you know the door is always open. The ball is in their court. There is a lot to be discussed and I really hope they are willing to sit down and talk about it."

He is then asked if he still believes in the monarchy and he says: "Yes". But when asked if he will play a part in its future, he replies: "I don't know."

Earlier in the trailer he denies invading the privacy of his brother William and says he doesn't know how staying silent is ever going to make things better.

Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronationHarry with ITV's Tom Bradby (ITV)

He's asked: "Wouldn’t your brother say to you, ‘Harry, how could you do this to me after everything? After everything we went through?’ Wouldn’t that be what he would say?”

Harry replies: “He would probably say all sorts of different things.”

Tom then asks: “Some people will say you’ve railed against invasions of your privacy all your life and the accusation will be here are you invading the privacy of your nearest and dearest without permission, now that will be the accusation.”

And Harry says: “That would be the accusation from people that don’t understand or don’t want to believe that my family have been briefing the press.”

Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronationHarry with older brother Prince William (Martin Meissner/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

It comes after in a leaked extract of Spare, published by the Guardian, sees the Duke of Sussex allege a confrontation with his elder brother at his London home in 2019 which left him with a visible injury to his back.

He claims the Prince of Wales grabbed him by the collar and ripped his necklace before knocking him to the floor.

Harry further claimed William had called the American actress "difficult", "rude" and "abrasive" – comments which the younger brother said parroted “the press narrative” about his wife.

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The "extraordinary scene" from Nottingham Cottage is just "one of many" which will be featured in Spare when it is published on January 10, it is reported.

Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronationThe front cover of Harry's memoir Spare (Penguin Random House)
Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronationHarry with wife Meghan Markle last month (Getty Images for 2022 Robert F.)

The Guardian said it was able to obtain a copy of the book despite “stringent pre-launch security” surrounding it.

It had been revealed on Monday Harry had sat down for the chat with ITV News at Ten presenter Tom Bradby in California as part of a publicity push for his book.

The first trailer has a series of clips from the duke’s conversation, where Harry says he wants his estranged father King Charles and brother Prince William back.

Harry's cryptic reply when asked if he will attend King Charles' coronationHarry with CBS 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper (CBS News)

He adds: "It never needed to be this way,” and refers to "the leaking and the planting” before adding "I want a family, not an institution”.

He also says "they feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains” and "have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile”, although it is unclear who he is referring to.

Filmed in California where the duke now lives, ITV said Harry: The Interview will go into "unprecedented depth and detail” about his life in and outside the royal family.

Meanwhile hours after that interview, another will be broadcast on US TV on CBS News show 60 Minutes, with Anderson Cooper as the interviewer.

In a trailer released for that chat, Harry also criticises Buckingham Palace over an alleged failure to defend him and his wife before they stepped down as senior royals.

He says: "The family motto is 'never complain, never explain’, but it’s just a motto.

"They (Buckingham Palace) will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally be spoon-fed information and write the story, and at the bottom of it, they will say they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

"But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.

"So when we’re being told for the last six years, 'we can’t put a statement out to protect you’, but you do it for other members of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”

CBS has described the full interview as "revealing” and Harry’s book as "explosive”.

The duke’s autobiography, which is expected to give details about his disagreements with the Prince of Wales, is being released on January 10.

It comes after the duke claimed in his Netflix documentary that William broke a promise to him never to leak stories or brief against one another after witnessing the fallout of such actions in their father’s office.

Jennifer Newton

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