KING Charles' coronation is sparking discussion among royal fans because the date of the big day "belongs" to someone else.
The coronation of the King and Camilla, the Queen Consort, has been scheduled for Saturday, May 6, the Palace announced on Tuesday.
But it will clash with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie's fourth birthday.
The calendar clash sparked a flurry of chatter from fans of both the King, 73, and Queen Consort, 75, and the Sussexes – with many torn on what to make of it.
Royal expert Angela Levin hit back at claims by Harry and Meghan's fans who she said were suggesting the day "belongs to Archie".
In a punchy tweet, she slammed: "Several tweets from Meghan and Harry supporters complaining that the Coronation is on 'a day that belongs to Archie'.
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"He will be four on May 6 so far too young to care about dates. It's presents and cake that count."
And she branded fans of the Sussexes "ludicrous" for putting the youngster "before the King".
It sparked a fierce Twitter row, with fans of Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, jumping to the defence of the California-based duo.
One person unleashed a vitriolic attack on the King, hammering: "The fact of the matter is that Charles communicates his lack of respect for his 2nd son every chance he gets. Parents like that are abusive.
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"They expect people to conform to them and punish anyone that doesn't. Perhaps that's what kings do, more reason to abolish the job entirely."
In another extraordinary attack, one Sussex fan slammed: "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."
And a third wrote: "Unbelievable!! There are 365 Days in the year! Why? Just why?"
A fourth went as far as to claim: "This will just rob us of his 4th bday pic or delay it. Just like Princess lily’s bday during jubly. Anything to ride the Sussex coattails."
But fans of the King and Queen Consort rushing to defend the King, with one Twitter user joking: "More like 'well played Charles'."
A second saw the date clash as good thing, noting: "What a day for Archie to remember. Day his grandpa was crowned King.
"Not sure why so much vitriol. Cut two cakes in the evening."
And a third held no punches, slamming: "It’s millions of other peoples Birthday too, not just Archie’s, the day does not belong to him or anyone else."
Archie was born at The Portland Hospital in London on May 6, 2019.
His Majesty's coronation at London's Westminster Abbey will take place almost 70 years after his mother's ceremony in 1953.
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The King is understood to want a scaled-back Coronation in recognition of the rising cost of living and to support his idea of slimmed-down monarchy.
MPs are calling for the May 1 Bank Holiday to be delayed a week to May 8 – so Brits can get a long weekend to celebrate the coronation.
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