The Duke of Sussex Attends Father’s Coronation in the UK
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has recently made a surprise visit back to the United Kingdom to attend his father’s coronation ceremony. Having lived in the US with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, and their children since stepping down as a royal in 2020, it is the first time he has seen his family since the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September.
Despite the briefness of his visit, Harry attended the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey where he was reunited with the rest of the royal family. The event also marked the first time Harry has seen his family since the release of his tell-all memoir, Spare, earlier this year.
Prince Harry’s Arrival and Seating Arrangements
Harry arrived at the event alone and reportedly did not interact with his brother, Prince William. However, throughout the ceremony, he showed good spirits and was seen smiling and chatting with others.
He was seated near Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, and Anne, the Princess Royal. Interestingly, Harry was also seated in the same row as Prince Andrew. He was captured smiling broadly at his aunt, the Princess Royal, as he took a seat in the third row of the Abbey.
Harry’s Quick Return to the US
Harry’s visit to the UK was always planned to be brief as it coincided with the fourth Prince Archie’s birthday. After attending the ceremony, his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, reportedly returned to Heathrow airport and boarded her return flight to Los Angeles.
Harry will now fly back to Montecito, California, where he resides with his wife and their two children, Archie and Lilibet. The Independent has contacted representatives for the Duke of Sussex for comment.