Attentive royal enthusiasts have deciphered what they believe to be discrete messages from Prince William and King Charles III to Prince Harry during the recent coronation of King Charles III on May 6. These perceived acknowledgements of Harry took place in the behind-the-scenes video and a subsequent official meeting.
The footage showcases Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their children preparing to join the coronation at Westminster Abbey. A fleeting glimpse of their London residence unveils a family photo on a piano, displaying a young Prince Harry and Prince William with their late mother, Princess Diana. This black and white image, originally used by Princess Diana for her 1995 Christmas card, rekindled fond memories for royal fans, triggering hopes for the reconciliation of the royal brothers. The Mirror quoted a fan saying, "Diana would be devastated. I honestly wish Harry and William could come together."
Further evidence of familial warmth was seen during King Charles III's meeting with Humza Yousaf, Scotland's newly-appointed First Minister, at Buckingham Palace. The setting of the meeting included a background photograph of Princes Harry and William in their military attire, sparking conjectures about Charles III's unspoken tribute to Harry.
Despite being estranged from his brother and father, Prince Harry attended the coronation ceremony in London, while his wife, Meghan Markle, remained in Montecito with their children, Archie, and Lilibet. Meghan was reportedly enjoying a hike with friends the day after the event.
During his brief return, Prince Harry was not publicly observed conversing with his brother or father. Still, his cheerful demeanour at the event was noted as he engaged in friendly exchanges with Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie's husband, and other family members. The Duke of Sussex was seated three rows behind the senior royals, an arrangement he seemingly did not object to.
During a light-hearted exchange with Princess Anne, lip-reading experts reported by the Daily Mail suggest she asked if her high feathered cap was blocking his view. Prince Harry reportedly replied with, "I don't mind" and suggested she "sit at the front."
Despite his participation in the ceremony, Prince Harry left the U.K. shortly afterwards to celebrate his son Archie's fourth birthday, also on May 6. His absence was noted during the royal balcony appearance post-ceremony and the following day's Coronation Concert. Since the event, he was seen at the Ms. Foundation's Women of Vision Awards in New York City on May 16, alongside Meghan Markle and his mother-in-law Doria Ragland, where Meghan was honoured.