The Duke of Sussex, along with his cousins Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzie and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, entered Westminster Abbey ahead of King Charles’ coronation on May 6.
He grinned as he greeted people inside the Abbey and then took a seat. However, fans were keenly watching his response when he first saw his older brother Prince William and his father King Charles in light of the revelations about the royal family in his book Spare and his Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan. Watch as his family members—including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales—arrived for the coronation.
The Duke, who has no official role in the coronation, looked sharp in a service suit rather than a conventional military uniform.
Meghan Markle, Harry’s wife, decided to stay in the US with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, a decision that was confirmed last month, so she was not present for the historic event.
This is believed to be the case because Meghan will likely celebrate in a low-key manner at their Montecito home on Saturday, which also happens to be his oldest child’s fourth birthday. Gayle King, a close friend of the couple, praised Harry for choosing to travel alone to the UK, telling US Weekly that the couple was in a “really good place” and had made the “best” choice.
She stated, “I believe they chose what is best for them. But I think he should go, especially for his father, King Charles.
It’s likely that the 38-year-old Harry is residing at Frogmore Cottage, his and Meghan’s UK home, which they intend to leave this summer. When he intends to return to America is unknown.
What has Harry said about the royal family?
Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship with the royal family has come under intense scrutiny since they decided to step down as senior members of the royal family in early 2020.
In addition to relocating to California, which separated the royals’ from their relatives on a physical level, there have also been rumors of emotional conflict between Prince Harry, William, and Charles. Harry, for instance, spoke about a fight he had with his “archnemesis” brother in 2019 and the reasons he urged his father not to wed Queen Consort Camilla in his frank memoir Spare, which was published in January.
Prince Harry stated he planned to attend his father’s coronation earlier this year. In a conversation with Tom Bradby, he stated that he still supports the monarchy but declined to say whether he would have any influence over its future.
When asked about receiving an invitation, Harry responded, “A lot can happen between now and then. However, it’s always open. They now have the initiative. There are many topics that need to be covered, so I sincerely hope they’ll agree to have a conversation.
Following the coronation, which saw King Charles and Queen Camilla crowned in front of 2,000 guests at the nation’s first coronation to be staged in 70 years, the royals may have time to catch up privately.
Although they have not specified who specifically will be present, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Their Majesties will host a private lunch with members of their families on Saturday afternoon. It is likely that their children and grandchildren will be there.