Prince Harry ‘heading back to LA’ after brief coronation appearance

The Duke of Sussex is believed to have left the UK just hours after his father’s coronation ceremony ended today.

It is believed that he headed back to Heathrow Airport before boarding his return flight to Los Angeles. Harry has lived in the United States with his family since he stepped back from a royal in 2020.

The duke reunited with his family for the first time since the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September. It also marks the first time that he has seen his family since the release of his tell-all memoir Spare in January.

The Duke of Sussex quickly got into a car with a blank expression on his face after leaving Westminster Abbey. Harry‘s vehicle, which had blacked out windows, followed the coronation procession back towards Buckingham Palace.

It is understood that Harry’s visit to the UK was always planned to be a brief one, since the coronation has fallen on the same day as Prince Archie’s fourth birthday.

He was seen smiling at several points throughout the service, and was seated near a heavily pregnant Princess Eugenie, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall and the Princess Royal, Prince Anne. He was also sat in the same row as Prince Andrew.

He will now fly back to Montecito, California, to be with his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and his children, Archie, four and Lilbet, one.