Amidst reports that only working members of the royal family will grace the balcony during King Charles III’s coronation, a resurfaced video of Prince Harry’s adorable first balcony appearance has gone viral. The video, originally taken in 1987, shows the young prince’s charming debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour celebrations. A TikTok video of the archival footage has garnered over two million views since being posted last week by @lady_frances1997.
In the heartwarming clip, members of the royal family, including the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, the then-Prince of Wales, and Princess Margaret, are seen waving to the crowds from the balcony before returning inside the Palace. At the forefront of the balcony is Princess Diana, dressed in a white suit jacket with a matching skirt and hat, holding toddler Harry, whose face is barely visible above the balcony railing. The mother of two picks up her youngest son and encourages him to wave to the adoring crowd. The two-year-old, wearing a white collared shirt and baby blue shorts, gives a big wave, eliciting cheers from the crowd.
“Little prince charming,” captioned the TikTok user. “Little prince Harry delighted the crowd as he waved to them.”
The video resurfaced amidst reports that only working members of the royal family will appear on the Palace balcony for King Charles III’s coronation. While it’s unclear whether Prince Harry will be present on the balcony, the nostalgic clip of the prince’s early years has delighted fans worldwide.
It’s no surprise that Prince Harry’s debut on the balcony has resurfaced, given the overwhelming public interest in his life. Despite the viral nature of the clip, the Prince’s future on the balcony remains unclear. Nevertheless, fans will undoubtedly cherish the memory of his charming debut, which continues to inspire adoration from across the globe.