The touching keepsake that Prince Harry took from the coronation revealed

Britain's Prince Harry walks outside Westminster Abbey following Britain's King Charles' coronation ceremony, in London, Britain May 6, 2023. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

PRINCE Harry made an appearance at King Charles’ coronation but quickly rushed off at the end of the ceremony to fly back to California.

Keen to arrive home for his son Prince Archie’s fourth birthday, Harry headed to the airport – and was seen leaving Westminster Abbey with a keepsake from the day.

Prince Harry was seen leaving Westminster Abbey clutching an order of service

Prince Harry rushed off to the airport after the ceremony took place

The crowds went wild as the royals came outside – without Harry

The Prince and Princess of Wales and their children were sat on the front row

He was seen clutching an Order of Service in his hands as he was escorted to his car.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, was spotted at Heathrow Airport – jetting back to Meghan Markle in the US just an hour after the pomp and ceremony saw his dad Charles crowned at Westminster Abbey.

He hopped into a blacked-out electric BMW and was whizzed 20 miles to Heathrow, arriving by police convoy around 1.50pm.

The duke was taken into the VIP Windsor Suite at Terminal 5.

As his car was spotted in the busy London airport, his father led his family on to the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the first time as King.

Prince Harry did not appear to speak to his brother William or sister-in-law Kate Middleton at the ceremony.

When the Duke of Sussex first arrived at Westminster Abbey and took his seat, royal fans were quick to comment on his seating location in the third row..

Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Wales, their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Wessex were sat in the front row.

Royal watchers took to Twitter to comment about Harry being sat so far back for the ceremony. 

One wrote: “I can’t believe they stuck Harry in the cheap seats.”

A second added: “why is harry sat so far away, his dad’s the king.”

Prince Harry walked without brother William and was instead accompanied by Princess Beatrice’s hubby Edo Mapelli Mozzi.

He then took a seat in the third row of royals next to Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank.

On his other side was Princess Alexandra, 86 — Queen Elizabeth’s cousin.

Alongside was Prince Andrew’s daughters Eugenie, 33, and sister Beatrice, 34, who was sitting next to Edo.

In front of Harry was his aunt Princess Anne alongside her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Prince George – who will one day be King – was sitting as a Page of Honour nearer to King Charles.

A source told HOAR: “There were discussions that the seating could be arranged on line of succession.

“But that would have put fifth-in-line Harry front and centre — and with William and Kate.

“Instead the decision was working royals only at the front and work back from there. Harry will be a long way from his father.“

Prince Harry – wearing a dark morning suit and medals – attended without wife Meghan, 41, or children Archie, who turned four yesterday, and Lilibet, one.

The Duke touched down in the UK on Friday.

An insider told HOAR: “He’ll be in and out of the UK in 24 hours.”

Charles and Camilla arrived at Westminster Abbey following a spectacular 1.42 mile journey in the air-conditioned Diamond Jubilee state coach, built in 2012.

They left Buckingham Palace accompanied by the Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, before passing a guard of honour of around 160 members of the three armed services.

The service ran for around two hours where ancient traditions – some dating back to 1065 – saw Charles anointed and crowned with the 1661 St Edward’s crown.

Charles is the first king to be crowned in Britain since his grandfather King George VI on May 12, 1937.

He is the 40th monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, with the first thought to be Harold Godwinson in 1065.

Much like his beloved Mama, Charles has also broken with tradition.

Fuelled by a desire for a stripped-back monarchy, the King shunned the extravagant trappings of wealth seen in his own mother’s £1.57million ceremony.

The guestlist was slashed to just 2,000, compared to the Queen’s 8,250, and the length of the service was drastically reduced.

Even the dress code was different, with the King opting to wear military uniform instead of the silk stockings and breeches seen in the past.

Harry took a seat in the third row of royals next to Princess Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank

Prince Harry cut a solitary figure as he strolled into Westminster Abbey

Prince Harry smiled as he arrived at Westminster Abbey without his brother William