Prince Harry was reportedly with Joe Biden, the new U.S. president, minutes after the inauguration but not in a way that would make the Duke of Sussex's presence so obvious to the people.
A royal fan actually "spotted" Harry in the background as Biden visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery after he was sworn-in. Photos captured the moment between Biden and former President Bill Clinton, who was with his wife, Hillary, and behind them was a photo of Harry in his military uniform.
The eagle-eyed fan shared the photo on Instagram and provided an anecdote of Harry's relationship with the Bidens over many years. The fan said that the new U.S. president and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, has supported the Duke of Sussex's Invictus Games since its launch in 2014.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter reshared the photo on Twitter and said that it was likely taken in 2013 when Harry visited the Arlington National Cemetery on his tour of the United States. According to the Associated Press, Harry wanted to pay respects to the British World War II soldiers who were buried there instead of back home. The Duke of Sussex also placed a wreath on the tomb of President John F. Kennedy.
Meanwhile, a source told Hollywood Life that Harry and Meghan have been personally moved by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration. Apart from Harry's friendship with the new president, Meghan has a lot of admiration for the first female, biracial vice president. The source said that their inauguration was the day she was waiting for.
In August, while campaigning for people to get out and vote, Meghan said that she was excited for Harris because she will represent a lot of biracial people in the U.S. The admiration is mutual as Harris has been resharing photos and videos of the Duchess of Sussex on her Twitter even before she ran for the national post.
Harris also supported Meghan after her controversial interview with royal journalist Tom Bradby months after she gave birth to her first child with Harry. The vice president lauded Meghan as well for her video message to high school students after the death of George Floyd last summer.
Meanwhile, Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, was one of the first heads of states to welcome congratulate Biden as the new American president. Buckingham Palace confirmed that the monarch wrote to Biden before he was sworn in.