Social Navigation

Coronation of King Charles III: Prince Harry arrived on a commercial plane, and here’s where he’ll be staying


Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has arrived for the coronation of his father, King Charles III, after Buckingham Palace announced his attendance last month. Keep reading to find out more details about his arrival and where he is staying.

When did Prince Harry arrive in the UK?

Prince Harry arrived in the UK via an American Airlines commercial flight on Friday, May 5, 2023, to attend the coronation ceremony. His flight from Los Angeles reportedly landed at London’s Heathrow airport at 11:23 am. Although he will appear at the royal ceremony, his wife and former actress Meghan Markle and his two children, Archie and Lilibet, will not attend the ceremony.

Also read: Will Prince Harry come home for his son Archie’s birthday amid King Charles’ coronation?

This will be the first time Prince Harry has met the royal family including his father King Charles III, brother Prince William, sister-in-law Kate Middleton, and other members of the royal family since the release of his memoir Spear in January this year. year. The Duke of Sussex’s visit to the UK will also be short as he is expected to leave in less than two hours after the ceremony. The reason behind Harry’s quick exit is his son, Prince Archie’s fourth birthday.

“Harry will do his best to get back in time for Archie’s birthday. It will be an intimate party, and it won’t be like ‘My Super Sweet 16’ or Portia de Rossi’s 50th!” a source previously told Page Six. Last month, Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Harry’s presence in an official statement that also stated, “The Duchess of Sussex will be staying in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.”

Where did Prince Harry stay during his visit to the UK?

According to reports, Prince Harry stayed at his former Frogmore Cottage and Markle’s residence after arriving in the UK. After the 38-year-old’s memoirs were published, King Charles asked the couple to vacate the property. The explosive notes made various allegations including the multiple issues Prince Harry had with members of the royal family before he left royal duties and moved to California with Meghan Markle.

Although Prince Harry will be present, he will not have any official role in the coronation ceremony as he is not a working royal anymore. Nor will he be part of the grand procession behind the Golden State coach that will carry the newly crowned king and queen after the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey ends today.

Also read: Prince Harry tries to reconcile his relationship with King Charles; He avoids attempts to speak to Brother William

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.