King Charles' coronation: Royal fans react to 'excluded' Prince Harry

Harry was not seated with Prince William for the service.

Royal fans have reacted to Prince Harry's attendance at King Charles' coronation on Saturday by sharing their support for the 'excluded' royal.

The Duke of Sussex was without his wife, Meghan Markle, who stayed home in the US with their children, when he arrived at Westminster Abbey with his cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, along with their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank.

Prince Harry at King Charles' coronation
Prince Harry watches as Prince William sits in the front row at King Charles' coronation with his family. Photo: Getty

Harry's arrival was highly anticipated by royal fans, who were surprised to see the son of the King seated so far from his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Princess Kate.


The Duke is seated three rows back, between Jack and Princess Alexandra – Queen Elizabeth II's cousin.

Senior working royals, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate; the Duke of Edinburgh, Edward and Sophie; Princess Anne and her husband, Tim Laurence, were seated in the front row.

Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020 when they moved to Canada and later the US.

"There were discussions that the seating could be arranged on line of succession," a source revealed to The Sun. "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."

Prince Harry enters Westminster Abbey
Harry smiled as he walked into Westminster Abbey behind Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Photo: Getty
Prince Harry smiles at King Charles' Coronation
Harry seemed happy to be speaking with his family, including Princess Anne, ahead of the service. Photo: Getty

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Harry's attendance at the coronation, with one user writing, "Why is Harry sat so far away, his dad's the bloody King."

"Wow, Harry is quite far back isn’t he?" another added.

"Sad to see Prince Harry excluded so completely from the #Coronation," a third said.

Harry was pictured smiling as he entered Westminster Abbey and took his seat, with one user writing, "They wanted [Harry] to be sad. They wanted him to be ashamed. They wanted him to stay away. They got none of those things."

"Prince Harry looks so happy and well bless him I bet he’s thinking about his precious mum today. He’ll be back with his gorgeous family soon enough," someone else added.

Another user shared a photo of Harry entering on his own, writing, "This moment will be one of the lasting images of the #Coronation. Prince Harry on his own. Very symbolic."

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