June 6, 2023

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Prince Harry leaves alone after attending the coronation

  • Written by Matt Murphy and Andre Roden-Paul
  • BBC News

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WATCH: Prince Harry arrives at Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Sussex attended his father’s coronation, seated two rows behind his brother, the Prince of Wales, in Westminster Abbey.

The prince arrived alone, without his wife Megan, who remained in the United States, and left immediately afterwards.

The BBC understands that he was not invited to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to greet the crowds that followed the ceremony.

It is believed he has since headed to Heathrow.

This is the first time the prince has been seen at a public event with his family since the publication of his controversial memoir, Spear.

Prince Harry got into the car alone shortly after the service.

Hours later, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the king and queen were joined by other working members of the royal family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, and their children.

Prince Harry’s wife, the Duchess of Sussex, has stayed in Los Angeles with their children, as their son, Prince Archie, celebrates his fourth birthday.

A source previously told US outlet Page Six that Prince Harry intends to “make every effort to be back in time for Archie’s birthday.”

Prince Harry wore a morning suit and medals for the ceremony and sat with his cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank in the third row, along with his uncle, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.

Two rows ahead of him were the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh.

At last year’s funeral for the late Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry was in the second row – just behind the monarch – in the abbey.

It was already known that Prince Harry would attend the ceremony alone and not have an official role as he was not a working member of the royal family.

This was also the case with Prince Andrew.

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Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey in a morning suit with medals

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He entered alongside Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Relations between Prince Harry and other family members have been strained since the publication of his memoirs.

The book clearly exposed quarrels and disagreements with relatives, and since then he has spoken of feeling “different” from the rest of his family.

Meghan’s decision to decline the invitation is widely seen as part of these ongoing unresolved family tensions.

And last month it was revealed that the monarch had tried to stop Prince Harry from taking legal action against newspapers over the alleged phone hack.

In a witness statement that revealed court papers, Prince Harry said he was “summoned to Buckingham Palace” and asked to drop the cases because of the impact on the family.

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