The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted out and about in Santa Barbara, California, on Saturday, May 13, according to photos obtained by TMZ. The couple, who kept it casual for their sushi dinner, were all smiles as they exited the restaurant.
Harry, 38, donned white slacks and a black T-shirt, while Meghan, 41, looked laid-back chic in a brown dress and sandals. The Suits alum wore her hair in a low ponytail and accessorized the outfit with a white purse and gold earrings, making for the perfect springtime ensemble.
Harry and Meghan’s low-key date night comes one week after the BetterUp CIO flew across the pond to watch Charles, 74, be crowned monarch. Us Weekly confirmed the prince’s commercial flight landed in the capital city of England one day before the ceremony on May 5.
While Harry was in attendance for the May 6 event — in which he sat in the third row with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the daughters of Charles’ younger brother Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson — he headed to Heathrow airport later that day to make it home for son Archie’s 4th birthday celebration. His early exit meant he was not present for the Coronation Concert and Big Lunch on May 7.
Ahead of the coronation, royal expert Nick Bullen exclusively told Us that the Invictus Games founder was planning to “minimize the amount of time that he’s in London.” Harry, Bullen explained, was “nervous” to see his family, from whom he has been estranged for years. The editor-in-chief of True Royalty TV noted that the Archwell cofounder “already said that he wants to be back for Archie’s birthday that afternoon, that evening.”
While Harry was in the U.K. for his father’s historic celebration, Meghan — who was also invited to the coronation — stayed at home in California with their children: Prince Archie and 23-month-old daughter Princess Lilibet.
“As much as Meghan appreciates the invite to the coronation, she wouldn’t miss her son’s birthday for the world. Despite being the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan is a mom first,” a source exclusively told Us last month. “She feels very grateful to be included in such a special occasion by the royal family and is glad that Harry can go and show support on behalf of their family. But being the same day as Archie’s birthday, unfortunately, she’s just going to have to miss out on this one.”ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!