The Real Reason Harry Didn't Join His Family on the Balcony

Following his coronation at Westminster Abbey, King Charles III returned with his wife, Queen Camilla, to Buckingham Palace, where he waved to the assembled crowd from the palace's storied balcony and viewed a flypast by aircraft from the Royal Navy, Army Air Corps and Royal Air Force. The historic moment marked the first Royal appearance from the terrace since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022.

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Who was on the balcony at King Charles's Coronation?

Spots on the balcony are typically reserved for working members of the Royal family. The King and Queen chose to include the royal pages (including Prince George), the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and other working members of the royal family such as the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duchess of Edinburgh and Princess Anne.

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Was Prince Harry on the balcony at King Charles's coronation?

Prince Harry was not present on the palace's balcony, which wasn't exactly a surprise, given that he stepped down from his role as a senior member of the Firm in 2020. Royal watchers were nonetheless curious to see if he might have scored an invite anyway.

It looks like the Spare author is already on his way back home to California. It had been previously reportedly that he would leave the festivities shortly after their conclusion to get home in time to celebrate Prince Archie's fourth birthday.

Was Prince Andrew on the balcony at King Charles's coronation?

Prince Andrew—who was stripped of his military titles after allegations of sexually abusing a 17-year-old Jeffrey Epstein trafficking victim—was not present on the balcony.

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