Britain's King Charles waves as Queen Camilla, Prince William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh stand on the Buckingham Palace balcony following the coronation ceremony in London, Britain May 6, 2023. REUTERS/Matthew Childs | MATTHEW CHILDS

King Charles appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace with his wife Queen Camilla, heir to the throne Prince William and other senior royals, but Prince Harry, the King's younger son, was absent.
Harry, whose attendance at his father's coronation was in doubt earlier this year after he detailed family rows in his memoir "Spare", had no formal role in the ceremony.

Harry had attended the Westminster Abbey ceremony earlier on Saturday without his wife Meghan and two young children, who remained in the United States. His eldest child Archie turns four on Saturday.
Commentators had said that if Harry had appeared with his family on the balcony, it would have been a sign that the two sides were reconciling after a rift.
King Charles and Queen Camilla appeared for a second time on the balcony to cheers from the crowd of tens of thousands of people who had packed into the Mall, the grand boulevard which leads up to Buckingham Palace.

King Charles III was crowned on Saturday in Britain's biggest ceremonial event for seven decades, a sumptuous display of pageantry dating back 1,000 years.

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