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Prince Harry takes two-year-old Lilibet to July 4th parade hours earlier than King’s Scottish Coronation 

Princess Lilibet has been pictured with Prince Harry at an Independence Day parade in Montecito simply hours earlier than her grandfather King Charles III attended his second Coronation ceremony in Edinburgh. 

The Duke of Sussex appeared to underline his retirement from The Agency as he took her to the California celebration on July 4, because the US marked its independence from British rule. 

However as he was displaying two-year-old Lilibet the Montecito Affiliation’s Village Street Present, his father King Charles was making ready for probably the most vital moments of his rule: a second Coronation within the nation his beloved second son as soon as referred to as house.

Accompanied by relations together with Prince Harry’s personal brother Prince William, the King and Queen Camilla had been honoured in a prestigious occasion at St Giles’ Cathedral, attended by senior royals. However the Duke himself was nowhere to be seen.

Prince Harry did attend his father’s official Coronation, the primary within the UK in 70 years, however was solely on UK soil for a matter of hours earlier than he returned to the US to rejoice his son Archie’s birthday, which fell on the identical day. 

Prince Harry carries daughter Lilibet as they take pleasure in a father daughter outing on the 4th of July close to his house in Montecito

The Duke of Sussex was seen keeping a low profile as he stood among crowds celebrating Independence Day in the US

The Duke of Sussex was seen retaining a low profile as he stood amongst crowds celebrating Independence Day within the US

Queen Camilla, King Charles III, the Prince and Princess of Wales, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay while in Scotland, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh on Wednesday

Queen Camilla, King Charles III, the Prince and Princess of Wales, often called the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay whereas in Scotland, on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh on Wednesday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex previously released this picture of Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage where she celebrated her first birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex beforehand launched this image of Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage the place she celebrated her first birthday

His American spouse Meghan Markle and two kids remained within the US at their Montecito house. 

Sources beforehand stated the choice by Meghan to stay in California had come as a reduction in some circles, following fears her presence might have heightened household tensions. 

The Duke of Sussex was pictured introducing his youngest little one to the American vacation, which sees numerous US flags, cheering crowds and events throughout the nation.

Carrying his valuable daughter in his arms, Harry gave the impression to be attempting to maintain a low profile as he wore blue denims, a inexperienced shirt, inexperienced cap pulled over his face and sun shades.

Princess Lilibet wore a blue gown, white socks and crimson sneakers, and was seen peering out on the motorcade because it handed.

The parade the royal attended featured automobiles adorned in Independence Day-themed memorabilia – however it got here only a matter of hours earlier than one of many greatest days in his father’s life.

MailOnline earlier reported it was not believed the Duke can be within the UK to attend the occasion in a potential signal of how frosty relations between the 2 sides of the Atlantic stay. 

Princess Lilibet was dressed in a blue summer dress, white socks and red shoes with two pigtails in her hair

Princess Lilibet was wearing a blue summer season gown, white socks and crimson sneakers with two pigtails in her hair

Prince Harry's public appearance came just a few hours before his father had a second Coronation ceremony in Edinburgh

Prince Harry’s public look got here just some hours earlier than his father had a second Coronation ceremony in Edinburgh

He was seen holding his precious daughter tightly as the motorcade passed

He was seen holding his valuable daughter tightly because the motorcade handed

During the service of thanksgiving and dedication for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Honours of Scotland (the Scottish crown jewels) were presented to the new King

Throughout the service of thanksgiving and dedication for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Honours of Scotland (the Scottish crown jewels) had been offered to the brand new King

The ceremony in Scotland comes eight weeks after the Coronation in London on May 6

The ceremony in Scotland comes eight weeks after the Coronation in London on Could 6

The Montecito parade saw brightly coloured cars take part with USA-themed decorations

The Montecito parade noticed brightly colored automobiles participate with USA-themed decorations

Many of the vehicles taking part were vintage as Lilibet enjoyed her first Independence Day on US soil

Most of the automobiles collaborating had been classic as Lilibet loved her first Independence Day on US soil

As well as vintage cars, emergency service vehicles also joined the motorcade

In addition to classic automobiles, emergency service automobiles additionally joined the motorcade

Charles was in the present day offered with the crown jewels of Scotland in a historic thanksgiving service, that got here eight weeks after his Coronation in London.

The monarch obtained the Crown of Scotland, the Sceptre and the Sword of State of the Honours of Scotland at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

In echoes of his Coronation in London in Could, crowds of 1000’s of individuals gathered to cheer their new monarch as he took half within the sacred celebrations, watched by Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales. 

Spectators watched a folks’s procession make its manner from Edinburgh Fort to the cathedral – a gaggle round 100 robust, reflecting all points of Scottish society from the humanities and politics, to schooling, civil society and enterprise, together with charities which the King helps as patron.

However the King’s youthful son was nowhere to be seen as he as an alternative frolicked along with his younger kids. 

The King has solely met his youngest grandchild as soon as, on the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. 

Being born in June 2021, Lilibet has spent her complete life in California the place the Sussexes moved after they withdrew from royal life.

Lilibet (pictured right with brother Archie and parents Harry and Meghan) has visited the UK on one occasion for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022

Lilibet (pictured proper with brother Archie and fogeys Harry and Meghan) has visited the UK on one event for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022

She has visited the UK on as soon as event for the jubilee, and in addition celebrated her first birthday with a picnic at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. 

In March, the Sussexes confirmed Princess Lilibet had been christened in Montecito, California, after stories of an ‘intimate’ gathering on the Sussexes’ mansion appeared in Individuals Journal.

It was additionally confirmed that King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales had been invited to the occasion however didn’t attend.

In Could, Prince Harry arrived within the UK for a day to look at his father be topped amid a high-profile feud between himself and Meghan Markle and the remainder of the Royal Household.

The Duke of Sussex appeared eager to placed on a jovial show at Westminster Abbey as he chatted to Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and their husbands Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi.

It adopted months of turmoil following the publication of Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir Spare, which left some family members, most notably his brother William, reeling. 

The Prince has demanded an apology from members of his household over the way in which he says they’ve handled his spouse. 

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