The coronation of King Charles, the next monarch of Britain, took place on May 6th, and it has been confirmed that Prince Harry and Prince Andrew did not have any formal roles at the event. According to Express.co.uk, Buckingham Palace officials have confirmed that the two princes, who are no longer working royals, attended the service but did not perform any duties.
The outlet notes that Prince Harry, who landed in London earlier in the day, kept his differences aside with the family to celebrate the start of his father’s reign. Mail Online reported that the Duke of Sussex arrived on American Airlines flight AA136 at 11.23 am, and Buckingham Palace later confirmed his attendance.
However, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew did not follow the procession behind the Golden State Coach, and they did not have any apparent duties at the coronation. It remains unclear whether the two princes will have any future roles in royal events or ceremonies.
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife, refrained from attending the coronation. A close friend of the Duchess told People, “Meghan wants to be there to support her father-in-law, but at the same time, the scrutiny she receives outweighs the support.” The friend added, “There’s always going to be that other side challenging their reasoning, and who wants to put themselves in that position?”
The coronation of King Charles was a historic event, marking the start of a new era in British history. While Prince Harry and Prince Andrew did not have any formal roles at the ceremony, their attendance signifies their support for the new monarch and their commitment to the royal family.