Prince Harry looked confident as he walked into King Charles’ coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, beaming as he chatted with his royal cousins, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.
However, things between the 38-year-old royal and his brother, Prince William, weren’t as cordial, with one body language expert claiming Prince Harry gave the Prince of Wales a ‘thunderous’ glance during the ceremony.
Speaking to The Sun, Judi James said Prince Harry couldn’t hide his feelings as he sat in the Abbey taking in the pageantry of the day.
“Despite his act of bravado there were some more telling moments and expressions from Harry, like this pensive one when he seemed to glance across at William,” she said.
“William is clearly not about to look back here and Harry’s severe side-eye glance suggests he’s sneaking this thunderous look almost unintentionally.
“When we tell ourselves not to do something the brain only tends to hear the suggestion without processing the ‘don’t’ command, suggesting the more Harry was telling himself not to look across at his brother the more he couldn’t stop.”
Prince Harry spent most of the ceremony obscured from the view of cameras due to the high feather atop Princess Anne’s hat.
However, he was spotted smiling in a heartwarming way as Prince George walked by. The nine-year-old acted as a Page of Honour for his grandfather, King Charles, holding up one corner of his robe as he walked down the aisle of the Abbey.
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."
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."
Prince Harry was spotted hopping into a car outside Westminster Abbey as soon as the ceremony was over. The prince flew back to LA to be with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their children on Prince Archie's fourth birthday.
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