Prince Harry attended his father’s coronation ceremony on Saturday without his wife, Meghan Markle. It is the first time the royal has been seen with his family since the release of his bombshell memoir, “Spare.”
Harry left immediately after the ceremony.
Reportedly, he was not invited to participate in the royal family’s Buckingham Palace balcony appearance to greet the crowds on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC News. Prince Andrew wasn’t present, either.
Meghan opted out of the ceremony to stay in California, where their son Archie is celebrating his fourth birthday. Harry intended to make “every effort to get back in time for Archie’s birthday,” per BBC News. It is understood that Harry headed to the airport after the ceremony.
Harry was all smiles when he arrived at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning in his morning suit and medals. He arrived among the first group of royals, entering the Abbey alongside his cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and his uncles, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, per CNN.
He was seated in the third row of the service next to Andrew and Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank. Two rows ahead at the front were Prince Willam and Princess Kate with two of their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — Prince George was serving as a page for his grandfather. The duke and duchess of Edinburgh also sat in the front row.
Tensions between Harry and his family have been high since he voluntarily left his royal duties behind in 2020. Relations were further strained with the release of Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” which exposed intimate details about the royal family, as reported by the Deseret News. Harry had minimal interaction with the royal family during his brief appearance at the ceremony.
Harry fans were ecstatic to see him at the ceremony
Fans of Prince Harry enjoyed seeing him cheerfully attend the coronation ceremony, and took to Twitter to express their support for the prince.
A lovely photo of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Princess Anne chatting #Coronation pic.twitter.com/3Wm23Fp1oD— Jordon-Lee (@JordonLee) May 6, 2023
Prince Harry walking loud and proud. The treatment of this man by his family is disgraceful. We stand with you King Harry #Coronation pic.twitter.com/lJ2qRynVDe— Alex N (@__AlexN_) May 6, 2023
Prince Harry walk in knowing all eyes are on him.#Coronation pic.twitter.com/hpi2nSfoOE— BadgalVale (@badgalvale) May 6, 2023
King who? Prince Harry is in the house! He’s the only one I care to see. 🙌 #Coronation #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/84fdDQ5QD5— Emily🌷 (@SheshavingfunDD) May 6, 2023
Managed to get these screenshots!!! Prince Harry walking into the Abbey for the #Coronation— Anne - Duchess Of Success (@TheDuchessZone) May 6, 2023
Look at the smile on his face 🤌🏾🙌🏾😛
Go Harry go! pic.twitter.com/k9LSCs07bj