Full list of all the Royals sat further forward than Prince Harry
King Charles Coronation: Prince Harry and Prince Andrew arrive
The Duke of Sussex quietly took his seat at Westminster Abbey after he travelled to central London for the Coronation of his father, King Charles. Much like all the other guests, Prince Harry was allocated a spot by officials who painstakingly planned out who would seat where inside the abbey on this historic day. Unsurprisingly the Prince sat several rows behind his brother Prince William and other senior royals.
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This was likely due to avoid direct shots of the brothers together – and reducing the risk of either of them being caught on camera glancing at the other.
The King’s youngest son appeared relaxed as he arrived at the Abbey and took his seat alongside Jacks Brooksbank, husband to the Prince’s cousin Princess Eugenie.
Along the row was Princess Beatrice, her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Prince Andrew.
Sat in front of the group was James Mountbatten-Windsor, Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Michael of Kent.
The front row was reserved for the most senior royals, including the heir to the throne Prince William.
The Prince of Wales sat alongside his wife, Kate, Princess of Wales, their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and the King’s youngest brother Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh.
A Whitehall source had previously told the Express Coronation planners would follow the blueprint of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, during which any awkward encounters were skillfully avoided.
For the service of thanksgiving in June last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral before the Prince and Princess of Wales in accordance with their position within the Firm and were seated in a similar position between Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, and Lady Sarah Chatto.
Prince Harry will reportedly make a fleeting visit to the UK before returning to the US to celebrate his son, Prince Archie’s fourth birthday.
While they were in the second row, behind working members of the Royal Family, Kate and Prince William were in the first row on the other side of the aisle.
The relationship between Harry and William, once close brothers, turned sour over the past few years.
Among the reasons shared by the Duke in his memoir, Spare, were competitiveness given by their different positions and futures within the Firm as well as their different views of Meghan.
In Spare, Harry even alleged his brother physically attacked him during a confrontation focused on the Duchess in early 2019.
While the Duke’s relationship with several members of his family has been reportedly damaged by the revelations and allegations he made since 2021, he remained close to Princess Eugenie, who even appeared briefly in a clip included in the Netflix’s documentary Harry & Meghan.
Prince of Wales played a poignant role in the ceremony ‘ two sections of the event, swearing his loyalty to his father and the King.
Kneeling before Charles, the Prince of Wales said: “I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”
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