Prince Harry is believed to have headed straight back to the airport after the end of the Coronation service. The Duke of Sussex, who attended the historic event alone, was spotted entering a car by himself after the service at Westminster Abbey had come to a close. The fifth-in-line to the throne is believed to have flown to the UK by private jet on Friday, and will likely cross the Atlantic once again opting for a private aircraft rather than a commercial one if he wants to return home as quickly as possible. Harry will likely want to be back in California today, also it marks the fourth birthday of his son, Prince Archie Harrison.
As he isn’t a working royal anymore, the Duke was not invited to take part in the Coronation Procession or appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
King Charles and Queen Camilla were instead accompanied by senior members of the Firm – including Princess Anne, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The royals were also joined by Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as the eight pages of honor who behaved impeccably throughout the service. Among them was Prince George and three grandchildren of Queen Camilla – Gus and Louis Lopes and Freddy Parker Bowles.
Princess Charlotte, who turned eight earlier this month, was spotted waving enthusiastically from the balcony.
But it was once again Prince Louis, five, who stole the show, much like he did during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last year. The boy was spotted dancing and “playing drums” while he stood at the front of the balcony.
The balcony appearance lasted until after the Red Arrows flew above the balcony. While the flypast had to be scaled down due to the weather conditions, the pilots nevertheless made Britons and the royals proud.
The newly-crowned King and Queen appeared to enjoy their moment on the balcony, as they teased the thousands standing in front of the palace by repeatedly heading towards the door and turning back to wave again at the adoring crowd.
When they did leave the balcony, it wasn’t for too long, as they returned for a brief encore appearance.
Loud renditions of God Save the King erupted once more before the royals headed once again back inside the palace.
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