The Bidens are said to have quickly forged a connection with Prince Harry when they first met eight years ago, with the president-elect once joking that his wife was spending too much “damn” time with the prince.
It’s certainly not surprising that the new US first couple and Prince Harry are on friendly terms, but what is surprising is, arguably, the fact that a nice old picture of the Duke of Sussex took pride of place in Wednesday’s inauguration footage.
This detail was noticed by attentive TV viewers as they closely followed the live broadcast from their homes, unable to visit the event in person due to coronavirus-induced strict social distancing rules.
“A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by a royal at President Biden’s #InaugurationDay visit to Arlington Cemetery. Well, kinda”, royal expert Omid Scobie tweeted.
“Love this. Great to see Prince Harry’s presence”, a second posted, with others following suit.
The big photo of the Duke could be seen in the background when the cameras focused on the moment when the new US president was being greeted by the Clintons.
The 2013 photo showed Harry, in a full military uniform, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, during a royal visit in 2013.
The cemetery was also visited, keeping with tradition, by the new first couple and their predecessors after the swearing-in ceremony in Washington, DC.
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