People are curious about Prince Harry’s role in King Charles’ coronation ceremony, given recent news that he will be attending without his wife, Meghan Markle.
According to royal editor Emily Nash, Harry is unlikely to play any specific role in the proceedings. However, his mere presence is significant, considering the challenges his family has been facing lately.
Traditionally, princes of the blood participated in the coronation by performing certain rituals, such as placing their hands between those of the monarch and swearing allegiance, touching the crown and kissing the king’s left cheek.
While some reports suggest only William will carry out these traditions in May, official plans have yet to be revealed by Buckingham Palace.
Apart from these rituals, members of the royal family are also expected to take part in the royal procession and appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. King Charles and Camilla will travel in a horse-drawn Gold State Coach, taking a slow 1.3-mile route to the palace as part of a military parade.
During her last visit to the UK for the Queen’s funeral, Harry and Meghan sat second row behind the King and Queen Consort. Although his seating arrangement for the coronation has not been confirmed, it is likely that he will be seated with other members of the royal family. However, seating arrangements for coronations may differ from weddings and funerals.
Once the ceremony is over, Harry is expected to return to California to be with his family.