How King Charles’ Coronation Shifted Harry’s Dynamic With Family

A royal farewell? King Charles III’s coronation marked one other shift in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship together with his household, in response to a royal professional.

The occasion was “the start of the top of the Sussex’s interplay with the royal household,” True Royalty TV editor-in-chief Nick Bullen completely advised Us Weekly on Tuesday, Might 9.

Throughout the coronation, which occurred on Saturday, Might 6, “It felt like Harry and Meghan had been simply type of a sidebar to all of this,” Bullen defined, mentioning that the ceremony “was completely historical past [and signified] the long run.”


King Charles.
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Harry, 38, attended the occasion with out Meghan, 41, who selected to remain within the U.S. for the event — which fell on their son Archie’s 4th birthday. The prince, who additionally shares daughter Lili, 23 months, with the Fits alum, was noticed sitting within the third row of Westminster Abbey. He was not seen interacting with both the king, 74, or his brother, Prince William, throughout the ceremony.

Bullen added: “It felt just like the household had type of put a line within the floor and [said], ‘Proper, we’re transferring ahead.’”

On the subject of Harry, who traveled solo to the U.Ok. to have fun his father’s crowning second, the professional famous, “There appears to be no motive for him to return again to London anytime quickly,” mentioning that there doesn’t seem like any upcoming royal occasion in London that will require his attendance. As for Meghan, Bullen believes that the Duchess of Sussex is “displaying no real interest in coming again.”

Harry and Meghan’s relationship with the royal household has been strained because the Sussexes stepped down from their positions as senior members of The Agency in 2020. As soon as they relocated to California later that yr, the strain grew.

After the Invictus Video games founder launched his memoir, Spare, in January — a tell-all that detailed his highs and lows together with his father and his brother, William — there was hypothesis he may not make the journey abroad for the coronation.


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle.
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Harry, nevertheless, did arrive on Friday, Might 5, within the U.Ok. to help the monarch, who ascended the throne after Queen Elizabeth II’s demise in September 2022. Throughout the coronation, the previous army pilot was seated beside his cousins and didn’t seem to spend time together with his sibling, 40.

Physique language professional Traci Brown completely advised Us on Saturday that it appeared that Harry was “attempting to guard himself” on the occasion primarily based on his guarded actions.

“He hasn’t modified his mindset [toward the family] from something that I’ve seen,” Brown defined upon seeing images of Harry placing his hand below his vest throughout his arrival at Westminster Abbey. “He’s on the identical web page that he’s at all times been. I don’t see any enhancements.”

Whereas Harry was noticed smiling and chatting within the church together with his aunt Princess Anne and cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, his time together with his quick household was very temporary.

Us confirmed on Saturday that the Duke of Sussex headed to London’s Heathrow airport after the ceremony and didn’t attend any follow-up occasions.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi