Prince Harry is not expected to take part in processions between Palace & Abbey and won’t have formal role in coronation

PRINCE Harry won’t have a formal role in his father’s coronation and is not expected to take part in the processions after the service.

The Duke of Sussex yesterday revealed he will attend the historic event without his wife Megan Markle.


Prince Harry won’t have a formal role in his dad’s coronationCredit: AP
He won't appear on the palace balcony because he is no longer a working royal


He won’t appear on the palace balcony because he is no longer a working royalCredit: PA

The dad-of-two had reportedly spent weeks debating whether to travel to the UK for the historic event as the rift within the Firm deepens.

The duke’s presence at Westminster Abbey will see him join his family for the first time since the Queen’s funeral in September.

However, it’s believed he will not have a formal role in the Coronation.

It is not thought he will be in either of the processions between the Palace and Abbey.

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Harry will also not be able to stand alongside many of his family on the Palace balcony as he is no longer a working royal.

And it is understood he will not attend the concert at Windsor Castle, nor Sunday’s Big Lunch.

The King and Queen Camilla will arrive at the coronation in a smooth, modern horse-drawn coach – then return to the Palace in a 1762 bone-shaker.

They will go from the Diamond Jubilee coach, with comfy seats and shock absorbers, to the Gold State Coach, whose ride was described by Queen Victoria as “distressing”.

They will be followed by a “final group of 15” who will represent the “heartbeat and future of [the] family”, according to reports.

Insiders revealed that the group will only include working royals, meaning there is no place for Harry or Prince Andrew.

William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, will be on the balcony alongside their three children – Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four.

The King’s coronation takes place on May 6 – the same day as Harry’s son’s fourth birthday.

Close pal Omid Scobie said this was a factor in the couple’s decision to be apart.

He added: “Expect it to be a fairly quick trip to the UK for Prince Harry, who will only be attending the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.”

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