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Meghan Markle has remained in the US with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet

Prince Harry jetted straight back to the US after the coronation
Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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All eyes were on the Duke of Sussex as he arrived for King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla's coronation on Saturday.

His wife, Meghan Markle, remained in the US with their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet – a decision which was confirmed last month. 

WATCH: See the moment Prince Harry arrives
WATCH: Prince Harry joins his family at the coronation

Looking happy and relaxed, Prince Harry was seen entering Westminster Abbey - accompanied by Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie and their husbands - where he joined his family members for the first time since his revelations on the royal family which he made in his tell-all memoir Spare.

Prince Harry smiles back at Princess Beatrice© Getty
Prince Harry smiles back at Princess Beatrice

The Duke of Sussex took his seat in the third row for the coronation of his father the King, two rows behind his brother the Prince of Wales.

Prince Harry wore a morning suit© Getty
Prince Harry wore a morning suit

He smiled to guests and looked in good spirits after he arrived along with Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, and their husbands. Harry's reaction to the arrival of King Charles was also caught on camera.

WATCH: Harry reacts to Charles arrival

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Prince Harry arriving at Westminster Abbey

At the coronation ceremony, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla were anointed and crowned in front of 2,000 guests at the country’s first coronation to be staged for 70 years.

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The royal looked in good spirits

It's certainly a bittersweet day for 38-year-old Harry, who is missing out on his eldest child's fourth birthday. It's likely the 38-year-old is staying at his and Meghan's UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, which they are expected to vacate this summer. 

The trio were all smiles as they entered the Abbey© Getty
The trio were all smiles as they entered the Abbey

Harry's appearance at the coronation marks his first reunion with King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, as well as the Prince and Princess of Wales, since the Queen's funeral in September. It will also be the first time Harry has been seen with his family since his Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, and his new book. 

Prince Harry sat amongst his royal cousins© Getty
Prince Harry sat amongst his royal cousins

While the dad-of-two visited the UK for a hearing at the High Court back in March, HELLO! previously reported that it was unlikely he saw his brother, Prince William, nor Princess Kate during his time back in Britain. At the time, the Prince and Princess of Wales were away for the Easter holidays with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

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Princess Eugenie walked alongside her husband Jack Brooksbank

Harry was not due to play any particular role in the coronation ceremony, and whether he will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the royal family in the celebrations afterwards is yet to be seen. 

A weekend of royal festivities is being held including a balcony appearance after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, a concert at Windsor Castle and Big Lunch events on Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday has been set aside for volunteering and is being billed as the "Big Help Out". 

Prince William and Princess Kate at the coronation
Prince William and Princess Kate had active roles in the procession

In recent years, Prince Harry and Meghan's relationship with the royal family has been a subject of intense scrutiny. Their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family in early 2020 shocked the world. 

Since then, the couple have relocated to California, where they have continued to work on their charitable endeavours, including the launch of their Archewell Foundation, and have spoken out on issues such as mental health and racial justice. 

After their move to the States, reports of tension between Prince Harry and Prince William emerged – which Harry later addressed in his book Spare, which was released in January following their candid Netflix docuseries. 

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Prince Andrew with his daughter Princess Eugenie

In March 2021, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also took part in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they made a number of allegations against the royal family. They were reunited with the family during the late Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last June and then again at her funeral in September.

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