Prince Harry could stay for Queen’s birthday as he ‘left return flight open’
Prince Harry could see the Queen on her 95th birthday as he has reportedly left his return flight to Los Angeles open.
After attending Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, the Duke of Sussex is due to fly back to California, where he lives with his heavily pregnant wife Meghan Markle, 39, and their son Archie.
But according to The Sun, the 36-year-old has bought an open ticket, with no fixed return date, so he could remain in the UK for his grandmother’s birthday on Wednesday.
A source said: “If all goes well, he could stay for the Queen’s birthday.”
People flying into the US have to quarantine and provide a negative Covid test and isolate for at least seven days.
Prince Harry touched down at Heathrow nine days ago and isolated at Frogmore Cottage – where he previously lived with Meghan – before he was cleared to attend his grandfather’s funeral.
He was one of nine members of the Royal Family who walked behind the coffin as it was driven from State Entrance at Windsor Castle and to St George’s Chapel.
It was the first time he came face to face with his family in over a year, after he stepped down as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan and Archie.
Sources close to the family say Prince Charles were pleased to see Harry and William talking moments after the family laid the Duke of Edinburgh to rest at St George’s Chapel.
Reports suggest the relationship between the brothers is frayed and it was not helped by Harry and Meghan’s extraordinary two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey, when they accused a senior royal of questioning how “dark” their children would be while also ignoring Meghan’s mental health problems.
The Queen will spend her birthday with the small coterie of staff that make up her Windsor bubble, but she is also expecting visits from a few members of her family.
Plans to mark the day by releasing a new portrait have been shelved as she continues to mourn the loss of her husband, reports the MailOnline.
On her first birthday without Philip in seven decades, the Queen is expected to drive to the Frogmore estate to walk her corgi puppies Fergus and Muick, according to sources close to the family.
The Royals have agreed a rota to visit the grieving monarch and will take turns to visit her for walks in Windsor.
Prince Charles and Prince Anne are due to visit, while the Countess of Wessex has planned several visits in the coming days with her children Louise, 17 and James, 13.