Prince Harry 'spotted' in uniform at Joe Biden inauguration as he makes surprise appearance

Prince Harry, Joe Biden, Jill Biden at the Invictus Games 2017
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Prince Harry is 'spotted' in uniform at Joe Biden's inauguration after an eagle-eyed fan spots his surprise appearance.

Prince Harry was 'spotted' in uniform at Joe Biden's inauguration but in an unusual form.

The Duke of Sussex, who quit the royal family and the UK last April to start a new life in America with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie, now aged 19-months, made a surprise appearance at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony to the delight of fans.

But his appearance did not mean Harry had made the journey from his home in Santa Barbara to Washington DC, in fact, the Duke was pictured hanging around in the background at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia, as Joe Biden caught up with Bill and Hilary Clinton indoors before laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Omid Scobie, the co-biographer of Finding Freedom, shared the post spotted by fans.

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The photo of the royal in uniform was taken as he visited Arlington Cemetery back in 2013 when he was on an official trip to the US.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex in military uniform

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Spotting the image, royal fan account @_Duchess_of_Sussex posted, 'A picture of Harry from years ago at the Arlington Cemetery was seen in the background of @Potus, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton today. 

'Harry is truly a military man through and through! So nice seeing him in the background.' 

Some royal fans will recall Prince Harry has a firm friendship with Dr Jill Biden after the pair met seven years ago when he was representing Britain as a member of the royal family.

Joe Biden, Jill Biden and Prince Harry Invictus games 2017

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They continued to point out the close friendship between the Duke and the President and his wife, saying, 'The Bidens have showed so much love for the Sussexes over the years and Kamala most recently. 

'Mr and Dr Biden have been supportive of Harry’s Invictus Games event since the very first one in 2014. After that year, both the Bidens and Obamas continued to have a close connection to the Invictus Games.'

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)