While the rest of his family appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after King Charles’ coronation, Prince Harry headed straight for the airport to hurry back to Los Angeles to his wife, Meghan Markle.

Incidentally, his son, Prince Archie’s fourth birthday fell on the same day as his father’s coronation. He is likely to land back in the United States late tonight. The 38-year-old Duke of Sussex was spotted at Heathrow Airport only an hour after the coronation.

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At around 1.15 p.m., Harry left London’s Westminster Abbey and hopped into a blacked-out electric BMW, which was accompanied by a police convoy, arriving at the airport around 2.05 p.m. The Duke of Sussex was taken into the VIP Windsor Suite at Terminal 5.

As his vehicle whooshed through the London traffic, the rest of his family members got up on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and waved to the hundreds of people in the crowd who had gathered in front o the historic building to witness the dawn of another era in the United Kingdom.

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The 74-year-old monarch was cheered by thousands of royal fans. He was flanked by Queen Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton and more,

Harry also sat separated from his elder brother, the Prince of Wales, during the coronation. He was accompanied to the ceremony by Princess Beatrice’s hubby Edo Mapelli Mozzi and sat next to Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank.

A source told The Sun: “There were discussions that the seating could be arranged on the line of succession. But that would have put fifth-in-line Harry front and center — and with William and Kate. Instead the decision was to working royals only at the front and work back from there. Harry will be a long way from his father.”

It was earlier reported that Meghan Markle had chosen to stay behind in California with Prince Archie and their daughter, Lilibet Diana, instead of flying with her husband to attend King Charles’ coronation on May 6.