Prince Harry to leave UK just two hours after coronation: 'In and out'

The Duke of Sussex will not have time for any private family meetings during his quick visit.

Prince Harry will not be staying in the UK for very long when he flies in for his father King Charles' coronation on the weekend, with sources suggesting he'll be "in and out" in 24 hours.

Speculation over how long Harry will stay in London has been ongoing, with an insider now confirming the Duke of Sussex will be racing back home to his wife Meghan Markle so they can celebrate their son Prince Archie's fourth birthday.

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Prince Harry will be "in and out" of the UK when he attends his father King Charles' coronation this week. Photo: Getty

"Harry will be in and out of the UK in 24 hours," an insider revealed. "He will only be doing the coronation service then leaving."

The service begins at 11am and will end at 1pm, meaning Harry could theoretically be in the air by 2 or 3pm and land back home in the States in the early evening.


The Duke's travel plans have so far been kept secret for security reasons, but he is expected to land in London on Friday.

If Harry was to follow a similar plan to what he did for last year's Platinum Jubilee, he may fly in and out of Farnborough Airport, which is 60km southwest of London, in a private jet.

Meghan will be staying home to take care of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, one, and host a birthday party for their eldest.

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King Charles is said to be "happy" that Harry is attending and "understanding" that Meghan cannot attend. Photo: Getty

Charles is said to be "happy" that Harry is attending and "understanding" that Meghan cannot attend.

Harry's short visit makes it unlikely that he will have much time for any private meetings with his family.

It is believed he will stay at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor on Friday night, but he may join others at Buckingham Palace.

Harry's 'only reason' for coronation attendance

Camilla, Charles, William and Harry
Harry likely won't have any time to have any meetings with his family. Photo: Getty

It comes after Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, shared why he believes Harry is attending the coronation.

"It is not a surprise," Burrell revealed to GB News. "He is coming to show face. He is coming to put his foot in the door. He is coming because his father wants him to be there.

"His father will be delighted that both his sons will be there to witness this incredible day in his life."

He added that he believes Harry's return will be very brief, similar to his appearance at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in June last year, where he only appeared at one event, with little interaction with his family.

"Harry is not going to hang around," Burrell continued. "He doesn't want to spend much time around them. There is no chance of a reconciliation anytime soon, I'm afraid – I think he will get a very icy reception from the Windsors.

"He will be sitting 10 rows back. He will not even see his brother or his father in that time. He will be in and out in a flash."

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