Prince Harry will reportedly return to America TODAY after arriving in the UK on a commercial American Airlines flight on Friday morning.
The Duke Of Sussex landed at Heathrow Airport at 11.23am on Friday after departing from Los Angeles. Passengers were reportedly gobsmacked at seeing the prince on a commercial flight in order to attend his father’s coronation today.
His wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has stayed in America with the couple’s two children Prince Archie and Princess Lillibet, as today is also their son’s fourth birthday and she will be there to celebrate with him, reports Mirror Online.
It is understood Harry is set to return to the US shortly after the ceremony in Westminster Abbey, so that he can arrive home in time to still celebrate Archie’s special day. However, Harry is expected to have no formal role at the Coronation and will not wear his military uniform or robes.
The Duke of Sussex served in the Army for a decade and did two tours of Afghanistan but will not be allowed to adorn the military uniform because he is no longer a working royal.
The same rules applied when Charles’ youngest son and Prince Andrew wore morning suits for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last September.
The Duke made no specific requests concerning his outfit for the Coronation but was willing to wear whatever was asked of him, sources told the Telegraph.
It is reported that Harry will be relegated to the third row during the service at Westminster Abbey which will enthrone King Charles and Queen Camilla.
It is said he will sit between Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank and Princess Alexandra – the cousin of the late Queen, who hasn’t had a working royal engagement in a decade.
A source told The Sun : “There were discussions that the seating could be arranged on line of succession.
“But that would have put fifth-in-line Harry front and centre — and with William and Kate.
“Instead the decision was working royals only at the front and work back from there. Harry will be a long way from his father.”