Harry and Meghan stayed in Windsor last night after uniting with royals to mourn Queen but are expected to return to Archie and Lilibet ‘as soon as they can’ after not seeing them for nearly three weeks
- Sussexes arrived in Britain on September 3 for first time since Platinum Jubilee
- Expected to stay only briefly but visit was disrupted by news of Queen’s death
- Public mourning saw several rare displays of unity between Sussexes and royals
- The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage
Harry and Meghan stayed in the UK last night after reuniting with the royals to mourn the Queen but are expected to leave for California ‘as soon as they can’ after not seeing Archie and Lilibet for nearly three weeks.
The Sussexes arrived in Britain on September 3 for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. They expected to stay only briefly but with the news Her Majesty was ill Prince Harry cancelled his appearance at the WellChild Awards in London and rushed to Balmoral.
Although the Duchess of Sussex did not join him in Scotland, she was by his side for a series of official events over the 10-day period of mourning, including the funeral yesterday.
The Sussexes arrived in Britain on September 3 for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June. Pictured: They are directed to their seats by the Prince and Princess of Wales in St George’s Chapel yesterday
The Sussexes were placed on the second row at the Abbey, and Harry was prevented from wearing his military uniform due to no longer being a senior royal
The Sussexes were reported at the weekend to be planning to fly back to the US as soon as they could, although informed sources last night told The Times that the couple were still in the UK.
Harry was seen puffing his cheeks yesterday evening as he got into a car with Meghan following an emotional day which saw Queen Elizabeth II finally laid to rest with her beloved husband Prince Philip.
The Duke of Sussex and other royals, including King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla, were pictured leaving St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday afternoon after a moving committal service for the late monarch.
In what was the longest of days for the royal family, relatives of the Queen went back to Windsor Castle for some rest before returning to St George’s Chapel for a private burial service later that night.
There they witnessed Her Majesty being buried with the Duke of Edinburgh in a service conducted by the Dean of Windsor in the The King George VI Memorial Chapel.
It was one of the only parts of yesterday that was not televised, with billions of people around the world thought to have seen some part of the processions and services in honour of Her Majesty.
The Duchess of Sussex was visibly emotional during the state funeral and burial of her husband’s grandmother in London yesterday
Harry and Meghan side by side as they leave Westminster Abbey yesterday afternoon
At the start of the day members of the Royal Family – including Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, and thousands of world leaders and foreign dignitaries congregated at Westminster Abbey for the late monarch’s funeral service.
Harry was visibly emotional during the procession and inside the church, as was Meghan, who was seen wiping away tears at the ceremony.
The Sussexes were placed on the second row at the Abbey, and Harry was prevented from wearing his military uniform or saluting as the Queen’s coffin passed the Cenotaph during the procession before the service due to no longer being a senior royal.
Prince Harry was seen exhaling as he entered a car with Meghan after the Queen’s committal service at Windsor yesterday afternoon
On September 10, the couple were invited to join the Prince and Princess of Wales to inspect floral tributes outside Windsor Castle
The week saw several rare displays of public unity between the royal family and Harry and Meghan.
On September 10, the couple were invited to join the Prince and Princess of Wales to inspect floral tributes outside Windsor Castle, while yesterday William was seen appearing to direct Harry and Meghan to their seats during the later service at St George’s Chapel.
But onlookers noted the lack of warmth or eye contact between the two brothers.
Yesterday, Harry was seen walking solemnly on the grass outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor ahead of the Queen’s committal service, and speaking with his aunt Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.
The Sussexes have not seen their children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, for nearly three weeks
At the service Her Majesty was laid to rest with Prince Philip, along with her husband, father, mother and sister as her 70-year reign came to an end with the removal of her crown, orb and sceptre from her coffin.
Her eldest son and the new monarch, King Charles III, looked deeply moved as his mother’s remains descended on a day where he appeared tearful on a number of occasions as he said goodbye to his mother, the 12th British monarch to be buried at Windsor.
A smaller, more private burial service took place last night, with the Queen’s family finally given the chance to pay their respects and mourn her passing away from the public’s gaze.
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