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The Duke of Sussex has arrived at Westminster Abbey for his father King Charles III’s Coronation.
Prince Harry arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, reportedly on a commercial flight from Los Angeles.
As expected his wife Meghan Markle has remained at home with the couple’s two children, Archie and Lilibet.
This will be the first time Prince Harry will meet the royal family including his father King Charles III, his brother Prince William, his sister-in-law Kate Middleton, and other members of the royal family since his memoir Spare was released in January this year.
The UK visit of the Duke of Sussex will also be a brief one as he is expected to leave in under two hours after the ceremony. The reason behind Harry’s quick exit is his son Prince Archie’s 4th birthday.
“Harry’s going to make every effort to get back in time for Archie’s birthday. It’s going to be an intimate party, it’s not going to be like ‘My Super Sweet 16’ or Portia de Rossi’s 50th!” a source previously told Page Six.
Last month Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Harry’s attendance in an official statement that also mentioned, “The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”
As per reports, Prince Harry stayed at his and Markle’s former residence Frogmore Cottage after arriving in the UK. After the 38-year-old’s memoir was released, King Charles asked the couple to vacate the property. The explosive memoir made various claims including the multiple issues Prince Harry had with the members of the royal family before he quit his royal duties and moved to California with Meghan Markle.
Despite Prince Harry’s attendance, he will not be having any formal role at the coronation because he is not a working royal anymore. He will also not be a part of the grand procession behind the Golden State Coach which will carry the newly crowned King and Queen Consort after the coronation ceremony wraps up at Westminster Abbey today.
But there’s no doubt, all eyes will be on the Prince Harry and the family, and the interaction between them before, during and after the service.