Prince Harry has arrived in the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral (Picture: Backgrid/Getty)
Today Harry landed in Heathrow after catching a British Airways flight from Los Angeles. He was not accompanied by his pregnant wife Meghan Markle or their son Archie Harrison, and was spotted wearing a black face mask as he was met by security.
The Duke of Sussex will be required to quarantine for 10 days after his arrival, but can be released after five if he tests negative for Covid. It is thought he will stay in Nottingham Cottage, on the Kensington Palace estate, where he previously lived with Meghan before they got married.
The Duke of Sussex will now have to quarantine ahead of the funeral on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)
Meghan reportedly wanted to join Harry for the funeral, but was advised against it by medics due to her pregnancy. The couple are due to welcome a baby girl this summer, although they have not confirmed the exact month.
Harry has not been back to the UK since he and Meghan officially stepped back from their roles within the Royal Family in 2020. The couple now live in California.
They then sat down for an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, in which they spoke of a rift between them and some members of the family, including Harry’s father, Prince Charles.
Harry stated that this father had stopped returning his calls after he left the UK, noting that a lot of ‘hurt’ had happened during the process. The Duke also described his relationship with his brother Prince William as ‘space’ at the moment.
He will have to test negative for Covid before he can leave quarantine (Picture: Backgrid)
Harry was not accompanied by Meghan for the funeral (Picture: WireImage)
A source told The Sun that any relationship difficulties would likely not be addressed while the Duke of Sussex is back in the UK.
They said: ‘The focus of family conversations now will be the passing of Prince Philip and nothing else.
‘The Queen has declared royal mourning for two weeks so it’s quite clear that is the focus of the family. Conversations will be private but focus is on emotional matters of dealing with a father and grandfather.’
Harry will be among 30 members of the Royal Family allowed to attend Philip’s funeral on Saturday. He will walk behind the coffin alongside William and the rest of his immediate family.
He will not wear his military uniform for the service, but is expected to wear a suit along with his uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, it was reported.
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