Prince Harry takes his seat at King Charles’s Coronation ceremony
Harry, wearing medals pinned to his suit jacket, chatted to his cousin Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as he entered Westminster Abbey on Saturday in the drizzling rain.
The Duke of Sussex then took his seat alongside Jack Brooksbank, together with Eugenie, in the third row at Westminster Abbey and Beatrice and her husband behind Prince Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
Also in the third row, at the other end from Harry, was Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, who stopped using the title His Royal Highness in an official capacity in January 2022. He wore his Order of the Garter robe.
Buckingham Palace had earlier confirmed that Harry and his uncle, the Duke of York, would not have any formal role at the event as they are no longer working royals.
For the late Queen’s funeral last September, Harry sat in the second row at Westminster Abbey, directly behind Charles.
The Duchess of Sussex has stayed at home in Montecito, California, with their children, Archie and Lili.
Archie’s fourth birthday is on Saturday, the same day as the Coronation.
William and Kate sat in the front row at the abbey for the historic ceremony, with their children Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte.
Prince George served as a Page of Honour for his grandfather as he entered Westminster Abbey.
Harry and Andrew will be absent from the procession behind the Gold State Coach carrying the newly crowned King and Queen from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.
Harry is expected to attend only the abbey ceremony before returning to the US.