Prince Harry goes solo after attending the coronation

  • By Matt Murphy & Andre Roden-Paul
  • BBC News

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WATCH: Prince Harry at the King’s Coronation

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

The prince arrived alone without his wife Meghan, who stayed in the US, and then left immediately.

The BBC understands he was not invited to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to greet the crowd following the ceremony.

He then reportedly went to Heathrow Airport.

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

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

Hours later, the King and Queen joined other working members of the Royal Family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Prince Harry’s wife, the Duchess of Sussex, stayed with their children in Los Angeles, where their son Prince Archie is celebrating his fourth birthday.

A source previously told US outlet Page Six that Prince Harry wants to make “every effort to return for Archie’s birthday”.

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

Two rows in front 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 the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral last year, Prince Harry was in the second row – directly behind the monarch – at the Abbey.

It is already known that Prince Harry will attend the ceremony alone and will have no official role as he is not a working member of the royal family.

This is what happened to Prince Andrew.

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

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He walked with Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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

The book clearly revealed the fallout and disagreements with relatives, and that he feels “different” from the rest of his family.

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

Last month, it was revealed the monarch was trying to block legal action against newspapers for hacking Prince Harry’s phone.

In a witness statement revealed by court documents, Prince Harry was “summoned to Buckingham Palace” and told to drop the cases because of the impact on the family.

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