Prince Harry is set to attend the coronation of King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla on Saturday, May 6. However, the Duke of Sussex will not stay for the festivities that follow as he plans to return to California to be with his son Archie, who will be celebrating his fourth birthday on the same day.
According to royal biographer Omid Scobie, Harry’s trip to the UK will be a quick one, lasting only about 24 hours. He will attend the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey at 11 am local time and leave immediately after. Harry is expected to be on a plane back to America by 3 pm local time to be with his son for his special day.
Scobie shared the news on Good Morning America, saying: “It’s going to be a very quick trip for Prince Harry. Maybe even just 24 hours in the UK as he flies in, attends that Coronation ceremony, skips everything else afterwards, and gets on a plane straight back to LA where he hopes to be back with Archie for his…birthday.”
While Harry will be there to support his father, he will miss out on most of the festivities that follow, including a big concert on Sunday, May 7. Meghan Markle, Prince Archie, and Princess Lilibet are not expected to accompany the Duke of Sussex to the UK.
This news comes amid speculation about the relationship between Harry and the rest of the royal family after he made some controversial remarks during his recent appearance on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast. Harry spoke openly about his struggles with mental health and how the royal family’s treatment of him and Meghan impacted his life.
Despite the fallout from the interview, Harry’s decision to attend his father’s coronation ceremony shows that he is still committed to his family and his duties as a member of the royal family. It also highlights his desire to be there for his son’s birthday, even if it means missing out on some of the festivities.
Overall, Harry’s trip to the UK is expected to be a brief but significant one, as he supports his father on his big day and shows his commitment to both his family and his own family in California.