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Prince Harry Back In The UK As He Joins Family Ahead Of Prince Philip's Funeral

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Prince Harry Back In The UK As He Joins Family Ahead Of Prince Philip's Funeral

Prince Harry has landed in the UK ahead of his grandfather Prince Phillip's funeral.

The Duke Of Sussex returned to London, Heathrow this morning, without his wife Meghan Markle, who is heavily pregnant.

Eyewitnesses told the Daily Express that they saw the Prince being driven to Los Angeles airport on Saturday in a black Cadillac Escalade, ahead of an early hours Sunday morning flight back to Blighty.

"He landed at Heathrow today. I saw him getting into an escorted car," another onlooker told the newspaper.

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[Old image] Prince Harry is back in London (Credit: Shutterstock)
[Old image] Prince Harry is back in London (Credit: Shutterstock)

Reports suggest Prince Harry has headed straight to Nottingham Cottage upon his arrival back in the UK. He will now quarantine and then take a Covid-19 test, before meeting his family for Saturday's funeral at St George's Palace, Windsor Castle, to join them in mourning Prince Philip, and celebrating his life.

Current Covid travel rules stipulate that an individual must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in the UK. However, attending a funeral is an exemption to that rule.

"You can leave your place of self-isolation in limited circumstances, including on compassionate grounds," the government states.

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This is the first time that Prince Harry has returned to the UK since stepping down from royal duties last year.

Plus, it'll be the first time he has seen his family since his groundbreaking interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the royal 'institution' were implied to have neglected his wife Meghan's mental health and called into question the colour of his son, Archie's skin.

While Harry had told Oprah during the interview that his relationship with both Prince Charles and Prince William was currently fraught, it is believed they have spoken since it aired, in a bid to clear the air.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on Friday (Credit: PA)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed away on Friday (Credit: PA)
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As all the family drama went down, the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital, where he was was treated for an undisclosed infection in addition to a heart condition. It is not believed he was prithee to the family drama at the time.

Prince Phillip passed away on Friday, with the royal family announcing: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

Prince Harry and Prince William with Prince Philip in 2006 (Credit: PA)
Prince Harry and Prince William with Prince Philip in 2006 (Credit: PA)

The Queen's husband, who retired from his duties in 2017 and had effectively stepped back from public life, spent much of his time at Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate in recent years.

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The Duke of Edinburgh leaves behind four children, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The most recent addition to the family was Princess Eugenie's little boy August, born earlier this year, while Prince Harry is currently expecting his second child with Meghan Markle.

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Topics: Celebrity News, Prince Harry

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