PRINCE Harry will reportedly miss a “key coronation event” as he rushes home to be with his wife Meghan and their children.
The Duke of Sussex will attend the May 6 event but will jet back to his California home just hours after watching his father being crowned.
This means that he will miss the star-studded coronation concert scheduled for the next day.
The lineup includes big names like Take That and Katy Perry, but Harry is understood to be keen to return home as soon as he can, in order to celebrate his son Archie’s fourth birthday.
It was already revealed that the Duchess of Sussex will not be attending the ceremony at all, with the couple’s friend Omid Scobie tweeting that Archie’s birthday “played a factor” in the decision.
Harry will only attend the Coronation Service itself on a “fairly quick” trip to the UK, it was confirmed.
The concert is set to be attended by around 20,000 members of the public and will be aired live on BBC 1 and Radio 2.
Big screens are being put up in 57 locations across the country, which the Department of Media, Culture and Sport say will enable 100,000 to watch the extravaganza in their home towns.
Sources close to the Duke also told The Mirror that he has no plans to visit any of the charities he is a patron of during his visit, but intends to return in the summer.
One royal insider said: “After much back and forth, Harry said that he would be returning for the King’s Coronation but it will only be a fleeting visit.
“Organisers have been told Harry won’t be attending the concert with the rest of the Royal Family, which is a great shame as it will be such a spectacular event.”
It comes after the Sussexes RSVP’d to the Coronation after weeks of uncertainty, having missed the original deadline.
The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed that the Prince had a heart-to-heart talk with his father before agreeing to attend the event.
Meanwhile, royal fans were shocked to discover that Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson did not receive an invitation at all.
Fergie recently broke her silence after the snub to support a charity fundraiser to help fund research into Motor Neurone Disease.
Representatives for the Sussexes and Buckingham Palace have been contacted for comment.