Prince Harry refrains from wearing King Charles's Coronation medal in latest royal snub

Prince Harry

Prince Harry did not wear his father's Coronation medal during new video

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 08/11/2023

- 11:43

The Duke of Sussex appeared in a surprise new video on Tuesday

Prince Harry refrained from wearing the Coronation medals awarded to him by King Charles in his latest royal snub.

The Duke of Sussex, 39, appeared in a pre-recorded video for Stand Up for Heroes, on the same day that his father made the first King's Speech of his reign.

During the clip, which was filmed at his home in Montecito, Harry made several cringeworthy jokes about his royal status and being a ginger.

The father-of-two wore four medals gifted to him by Queen Elizabeth II, along with a Royal British Legion poppy.

Prince William

Prince William wears Coronation medal during Trooping the Colour​


However, the medal issued to commemorate King Charles III's Coronation was missing from the duke's attire.

This medal features an image of both the King and Queen Camilla. It had been handed out to everyone who was part of the monumental day.

Prince Harry was gifted the medal alongside other Armed Forces and frontline emergency workers.

Prince William wore his Coronation medal at Trooping The Colour earlier this year, as did the Grenadier Guards.

King Charles and Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla's Companions also wore the Coronation medals


In addition, Queen Camilla’s Companions wore them at the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams claimed the Duke of Sussex timed the release of his video to clash with King Charles's speech in the House of Lords.

He said: "For years the Sussexes have famously gone rogue in this department.

"He should not be doing this at the same time as his brother at the Earthshot Prize and his father's historical speech.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry at his father's Coronation in May​


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"Joking about gingers and standing up for heroes is splendid but the timing is deplorable. No one could possibly argue with the sentiments expressed.

"He has done a great deal for veterans including the Invictus Games - but the timing is no accident because the Sussexes know what they are doing.

"The impression it gives is that he is definitely making a splash to gain attention. It appears he is doing something to be seen while his father is having his historic moment doing an address as King.

"His brother is in Singapore and Harry seems to want a piece of the action so to speak," he told The Sun.

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