Prince Harry has been placed between Queen Elizabeth’s 86-year-old cousin and Eugenie in the third row for the historic coronation ceremony for his father, King Charles III. The 38-year-old Duke of Sussex, a California resident, landed in the UK yesterday without his wife Meghan and his two children. The published author will be sitting next to family friend Princess Eugenie, 33, and her husband Jack Brooksbank and Princess Alexandra, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, 86.
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prince harry has taken part in a Netflix documentary and published a tell-all memoir Spare since leaving life as a working royal. Also in line will be Prince Andrew’s other daughter, Beatrice, 34, and her husband, Edo Mapelli Mozzi.
Senior royals have a prime spot in the front row, with Harry’s brother and sister-in-law. prince william and Kate, Princess of Wales, sat across from him. They will be joined by Prince Edward and Sophie and her children Lady Louise and James, Earl of Wessex, as well as Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence.
An informant said Sun: “There were discussions that the seats could be arranged in line of succession. But that would have put Harry, fifth in line, front and center, and with William and Kate.
“Instead, the decision was to work with the royals only at the front and work backwards from there. Harry will be a long way from his father.”
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, could also end up sitting in the third row during today’s service at Westminster Abbey. The King’s brother has fallen out of favor since the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.
Meghan Markle41, has decided to stay home in Los Angeles to be with the couple’s son, Prince Archie, for his fourth birthday.
May 6 is Archie’s fourth birthday, and the youngster’s celebrations played a role in the duchess’s decision to remain in the US, sources said.
Harry’s attendance will see him appear in a public place with Charles, Camilla, his brother the Prince of Wales, his sister-in-law the Princess of Wales and the rest of his family for the first time since he criticized the royals in his memoir.
It will also be the first time he has been photographed with the Windsors since the funeral of his grandmother, the late Queen.
But Harry’s trip to the UK will be brief and he won’t attend any other coronation-related events over the weekend, such as the concert in Windsor, the sources said.
She is expected to make a quick exit, flying back to the US to be with Meghan and the children, and Archie in particular.
Harry criticized Charles’ upbringing, said the King was jealous of Meghan and Kate, and accused William of physically attacking him in his tell-all book, which was published in January.
He also called Camilla “dangerous” and accused her of sacrificing him on her own “personal PR altar.”
The duke went on to claim that it was William and Kate who encouraged him to dress up as a Nazi at a costume party.
Harry’s inflammatory claims were deemed to have damaged his fragile relationship with his brother, a future King, beyond repair, and further complicated his dealings with the King and the rest of the family.