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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to California after the Queen's funeral

Ali Condon

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to California after the Queen's funeral

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After a heavy few days in the UK for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly returned home to their children Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, in California.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had, by coincidence, been in the UK this month for a series of award ceremonies and summits, when it was announced that the Queen had taken ill.

The couple quickly changed their plans and rushed to be by the monarch's side in Balmoral alongside other senior members of the Royal Family before the Queen passed away. They then went on to attend every ceremony in the lead-up to her state funeral.

Harry and Meghan are back in California with their two children. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Harry and Meghan are back in California with their two children. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

They released an emotional statement paying tribute to Harry's late grandmother.

Meghan and Harry made some appearances alongside Prince William and Princess Kate while greeting well-wishers outside of Windsor Castle.

Seeing the two couples side-by-side was a shock for many royal fans, due to strong rumours that William and Harry had been at odds ever since the Sussexes stepped down as senior royals.

The pair sat on the second row at Westminster Abbey as the Royal Family and world leaders gathered to pay their respects to the Queen, and accompanied her coffin to Windsor Castle for a Committal service and the burial.

Throughout all this, Harry and Meghan haven't been able to see their two children, who were back at home in California, so it was always expected that the couple would make arrangements to get home as soon as possible.

The couple extended their stay in the UK after the Queen's passing. Credit: David Warren / Alamy Stock Photo
The couple extended their stay in the UK after the Queen's passing. Credit: David Warren / Alamy Stock Photo

The couple first moved out to the US in 2020, just before they announced plans to distance themselves from the Royal Family.

However, despite the rumoured rift between the Sussexes and their in-laws, Meghan and Harry have returned to the UK from time to time for special occasions.

Earlier this year, the couple flew over to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Archie and Lilibet in tow, and got the opportunity to introduce their daughter to her great-grandmother for the first time.

Seeing Meghan and Harry reunited with the royals this month has prompted questions over the possibility of a reconciliation.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Meghan had made a 'very brave' request for a one-on-one meeting with King Charles III before she and Harry returned to the States.

For the first time in a while, Harry and Meghan were seen with William and Kate. Credit:  PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
For the first time in a while, Harry and Meghan were seen with William and Kate. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

According to entertainment reporter Neil Sean, Meghan had written a formal letter to the new monarch to request a private conversation with him, in the hopes of 'clearing the air' once and for all.

There's a good chance that the alleged meeting might have gone ahead as Meghan hoped, considering King Charles made a point of 'expressing his love' for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in his first official speech as monarch.

Tyla has reached out the The Duke and Duchess' reps for comment.

Topics: News, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Royal Family

Ali Condon
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