Watch: Prince Philip – Harry ‘again within the UK’ forward of Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday
Prince Harry is again within the U.Ok.
PEOPLE confirms Harry, 36, arrived on Sunday from California, the place he has been residing along with his spouse Meghan Markle and their son Archie, who turns 2 on Might 6.
It’s the first time Harry has been in his residence nation in over a 12 months. It is usually the primary time he’ll see members of the Royal Household since his and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey aired final month.
Phil Walter/Getty Prince Harry and Prince Philip
Meghan, who’s anticipating their second little one, a child lady, did not accompany her husband.
Information of Harry’s arrival comes two days after his grandfather Prince Philip died on Friday on the age of 99. The late royal is presently mendacity at relaxation at Windsor Fort.
Chris Jackson/Getty Prince Philip, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
On Saturday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke of Sussex “will likely be attending” Philip’s funeral on April 17 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort.
In the meantime, the Duchess of Sussex “has been suggested by her doctor to not journey,” a royal spokesman stated.
Philip’s funeral is about to happen subsequent Saturday and his coffin will likely be processed by Windsor Fort, royal officers confirmed. The funeral will likely be broadcast dwell at 3 p.m. U.Ok. time (10 a.m. ET).
On the day of the funeral, at round 2:40 p.m within the U.Ok. (9:40 a.m. ET) on April 17, Philip’s coffin will likely be moved in a small ceremonial procession from the state entrance to the citadel to the chapel.
It will likely be often called a ceremonial royal funeral and never a state funeral, which is usually reserved for monarchs. The funeral plans bear in mind the nation’s COVID tips and is “a lot diminished in scale with no public entry,” a palace spokesman stated.
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The funeral will happen totally inside the grounds of the citadel and plans have been given last approval by the Queen however they “nonetheless very a lot mirror the non-public needs of the Duke. The event will nonetheless have fun and acknowledge the Duke’s life and his greater than 70 years of service to the Queen, the U.Ok. and the Commonwealth.”
“Whereas that is naturally a time of disappointment and mourning for the royal household and the numerous others who knew and admired the Duke of Edinburgh, it’s hoped that the approaching days may even be seen as a chance to have fun a exceptional life: Outstanding each by way of his huge contribution and lasting legacy,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman beforehand stated.
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Information of the Duke of Edinburgh’s dying at age 99 was introduced on Friday.
“It’s with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has introduced the dying of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the palace stated in an announcement. “The Royal Household be a part of with individuals world wide in mourning his loss.” The monarch may even chorus from finishing up any royal duties for the following eight days as she enters a mourning interval.
The funeral will likely be held according to the suitable U.Ok. authorities tips, officers have stated. The palace hopes that individuals is not going to converge on Windsor Fort to put flowers or pay their respects on the day, however keep at residence and watch the service on the tv.