According to recent reports from the British media, Prince Harry is planning to leave the UK within two hours of the King Charles coronation ending on May 6. The Duke of Sussex will spend less than 24 hours in the UK, according to the Daily Express, as he plans to quickly rush back to the US to be with his wife Meghan Markle and their children Archie and Lilibet.
The coronation coincides with the fourth birthday of Archie, the couple’s eldest child. The Duke of Sussex is said to be arriving in London on Friday and could fly back to Santa Barbara airport, which is just 14 miles from his home, by private jet.
Prince Harry’s travel plans have been kept under wraps for security purposes, and it is not yet clear whether he will have the opportunity to see other members of the royal family while he is in the UK.
A source cited by The Sun said that the Prince would only be attending the Coronation service before leaving, and that he would be “in and out of the UK in 24 hours”.
The reported plans have raised eyebrows among some commentators, who note that Prince Harry’s attendance at the event is seen as a significant gesture of support for his father, King Charles. The Prince has recently been critical of the royal family and has given interviews in which he has spoken about his own mental health struggles and the challenges he has faced as a member of the royal family.
Despite these concerns, it seems that Prince Harry is determined to make the trip to the UK to attend the coronation, albeit briefly. His departure will be keenly watched by the media, who are likely to report on any interactions he has with other members of the royal family during his time in the country.
The Duke of Sussex’s decision to attend the coronation despite his recent criticism of the royal family suggests that he is keen to maintain a relationship with his family and to show support for his father as he takes on his new role as King. However, the brevity of his visit has also led some commentators to question his commitment to his royal duties and responsibilities.
Only time will tell how this plays out, but it is clear that Prince Harry’s reported travel plans are causing quite a stir in the media and among royal watchers.