Prince Harry Is Returning To The UK For Prince Philip's Funeral
Prince Harry will be attending Prince Philip's funeral in the UK and, according to reports, he's expected to fly in from California very soon. He'll do so without his wife Duchess Meghan, who was advised against travelling during the pandemic due to her pregnancy. The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral will be held in Windsor on Saturday, April 17.
Prince Harry is returning imminently to the UK for the funeral of Prince Philip.
On Saturday, it was confirmed that the Duke of Sussex would be rejoining his family for the ceremony taking place in Windsor on April 17. Now, there are further details about his trip, which is reportedly expected to happen within the next 24 hours.
Prince Harry returning to the UK for Prince Philip's funeral
Today, Hello! reported that Prince Harry will embark on a flight from California to the UK by Monday, April 12. It's a lengthy flight of over 10 hours, and it would get the Duke to his homeland several days ahead of his grandfather's funeral on Saturday.
Duchess Meghan is not making the trip with her husband due to the advanced stage of her pregnancy and the pandemic, a Palace spokesperson announced this weekend. She's expecting the couple's second child and will remain home in Santa Barbara with Archie.
According to reports, Prince Harry is also expected to wear only a suit at the funeral for the Duke of Edinburgh. His male family members will likely attend in military uniforms, but Harry is no longer entitled to wear one at formal events after he surrendered his honorary military titles when he stepped away from royal work in February.
Prince Philip dies aged 99 (1921-2021)
It will be Prince Harry's first time in his homeland since March 2020, when he and Duchess Meghan left the UK for North America. He was to return this July for the unveiling of a statue honouring his late mother Princess Diana, but he'll now reunite with his family in the coming days after Prince Philip's passing on April 9.
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.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 9, 2021
His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/XOIDQqlFPn
The Duke was 99 years old. On Friday, Harry and Meghan, who are no longer on social media, paid tribute to Prince Philip on their Archewell website, where they wrote: "Thank you for your service...You will be greatly missed."