Prince Harry Leaves King Charles III’s Coronation Alone, Doesn’t Speak To Prince William
After his coronation, King Charles III departed on a horse-drawn carriage with his wife, Queen Camilla. Prince William, the king’s eldest son and heir to the crown, followed with his family.
However, Prince Harry, Charles’ youngest son, was not present, arriving and leaving the Westminster Abbey event alone. As the carriages left, Harry was seen waiting for a car. He was later spotted at Heathrow Airport, where he presumably headed back home to the U.S. to celebrate his son Archie’s fourth birthday.
At the ceremony, Harry sat two rows behind William next to his extended family. The two brothers, who were previously very close, reportedly did not speak to each other at the ceremony.
The royals freezing Harry out is likely due to him abandoning his role as a royal and subsequently no longer considering him a prominent member of the family. He has also contributed to family tensions, especially with his father and brother, by sharing family drama in his contentious memoir, Spare.
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Due to the strained relationship, there were months of discussion about whether Harry would attend the event. It was announced a couple of weeks ago that Harry would make an appearance alone, leaving his wife, Meghan Markle, in the U.S. with their two children.
Harry and Meghan, who is multiracial, left their royal life and moved to the U.S. in 2020 after being subject to racist coverage from the British media. In a Netflix TV series entitled Harry & Meghan, the couple condemned their family’s racial prejudice.
The coronation ceremony was Harry’s first public appearance with his family since Queen Elizabeth‘s funeral in September 2022.
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