Prince Harry, who arrived in the UK on Saturday morning after traveling by commercial flight from California, has had a busy few days.
The Duke of Sussex next traveled to Westminster Abbey to attend his father’s coronation service. After the ceremony, he quickly left; according to reports, he was already on his way to Heathrow at 2 PM on Saturday, when his family was en route to Buckingham Palace for their balcony appearance.
It’s thought he returned to America so quickly to attend his son Archie’s fourth birthday party.
Harry was able to get home to Montecito in time to see Archie on his special day because he boarded a British Airways flight that arrived at LAX airport at 7.30 p.m. local time (3.30 a.m. UK time).
Did Prince Harry enjoy the coronation?
Prince Harry only paid a brief visit to the UK, but it was clear he enjoyed his time there by engaging in animated conversation with his cousins and aunt, Princess Anne.
Prince Harry was seen responding to Princess Anne’s jovial greeting of her nephew with an equally wide smile.
Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the husband of Princess Beatrice, and he also joked around, with Edoardo supporting Harry by putting his arm around him.
Watch the moment the cameras panned to Prince Harry’s face as members of his family, including the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, arrived for the coronation. Prince Harry also came face to face with his brother and father.
The Duke, who has no official role in the coronation, looked dapper in a service suit rather than a conventional military uniform, even though he was still wearing his military decorations.
Prince Harry wore uniforms to symbolize his previous roles as Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy’s Small Ships and Diving Operations, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and Captain General of the Royal Marines.
He can no longer dress in his uniform for royal occasions because he is no longer a working member of the royal family.
We wish the Duke a smooth return trip to the US and a happy birthday to Archie with the least amount of jet lag possible!