A royal expert has shared his thoughts on Prince Harry’s new life in California and how “reality must have hit home for the Duke of Sussex” as he attended the anniversary thanksgiving service
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On Friday 3 June, royal fans tuned in to coverage of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral to see the moment Prince William and Prince Harry were publicly reunited.
However, many may have been disappointed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren’t seated close together.
The couples were on opposite sides of the cathedral as Kate and William sat in the front row with Prince Charles and Camilla, while Harry and Meghan sat alongside their cousins Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, and husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank
But before Kate and William took their seats, royal expert Richard Kay claimed Prince Harry would face a “painful 19 minutes”.
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writing for the post, He claimed the seating arrangement reflected the “public reality of Harry’s slippage down the royal pecking order and branded Charles, Camilla, William and Kate as the “true stars of the show.”
“As non-working royals, they’re playing very strongly in the second tier now,” he said.
“And although they were spared the humiliation of sharing the bus, which was bringing with it a group of smaller royals who also did not perform official duties, such as Princess Michael of Kent’s son Lord Frederick Windsor, they were just behind them.”
Kay continued: “It was a painful 19 minutes before William and Kate arrived to take their seats.
“If the reality of his new life has eluded Prince Harry, then he must have realized it.”
The brothers have not yet been spotted together during the platinum anniversary celebrations.
However, some speculated that Kate Middleton’s Thanksgiving service outfit was a subtle nod to Harry and Meghan.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in a yellow Emilia Wickstead dress and matching Philip Treacy hat.
Treacy is said to be one of Meghan Markle’s favorite designers and Kate also wore a very similar design to Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018.
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