Prince Harry Reportedly Returns To UK Ahead Of Prince Philip’s Funeral
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has reportedly arrived back in the United Kingdom ahead of his grandfather, Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.
Funeral for Duke of Edinburgh, who died peacefully at 99 on Friday, will be a private affair held at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday.
The Duke of Sussex arrived back home on a British Airways flight for the first time since he and wife Meghan Markle stepped down as a working Royal and moved to California a year ago.
His arrival also comes a month after the bombshell interview himself and his wife, Meghan Markle had with Oprah Winfrey, that sparked worldwide reactions.
He was reportedly met by security off the plane before being driven away in a black Range Rover. However, he arrived without his pregnant wife, Meghan as she was advised not to travel from Los Angeles.
It is understood his status excludes him from England’s Covid quarantine rules but that he will isolate for around five days before taking a test privately.
However, Buckingham Palace have not confirmed Harry’s arrival though have confirmed his planned attendance.
Prince Philip’s funeral, which would typically be expected to be a rather large and public affair, will be a small, private affair in Windsor Castle.
England’s coronavirus restrictions limit funerals to just 30 people and the prime minister, Boris Johnson said he will not attend to give more room to family.
Former U.K. Prime Minister, Sir John Major said the Duke of Edinburgh’s death is the “ideal opportunity” to mend rifts within the Royal Family, which have grown since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from royal duties a year ago.