Prince Philip death: Harry might quarantine for 14 days after returning to US to be with Meghan and Archie

Amidst doubt surrounding whether Prince Philip knew about Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview or not, many are blaming the former actress for this loss


                            Prince Philip death: Harry might quarantine for 14 days after returning to US to be with Meghan and Archie
Prince Harry will be adding Prince Philip's funeral without Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

As Prince Harry visits the UK for his grandfather's funeral, he might have to isolate away from his pregnant wife Meghan Markle upon returning to the US. The Duke of Sussex arrived in the UK on Sunday, April 11, and is currently staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor to quarantine for five days before attending Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday, April 17. The Queen's husband of 73 years passed away on Friday, April 9, as announced in the early hours by Buckingham Palace. He died at the age of 99, at home, in his bed, and surrounded by his wife 'Lilibet'.

His wife Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, has been advised by doctors to remain in the US with the couple's one-year-old son Archie since pregnant women are deemed "increased risk for severe illness" in the current pandemic climate. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more commonly known as the CDC, also recommends non-vaccinated people to self-isolate for seven days at home, and to stay away from pregnant women for 14 days after returning to the country from abroad.

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While Prince Harry's status of the vaccine — whether he's taken the jab(s) or not is unclear — he will expectedly have to spend a month away from his expecting wife and their son, depending upon his length of stay in Britain. This visit, however, marks his first return to the country after stepping down as senior Royals with his wife and the couple's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview that aired a month ago, on March 7.

News of this comes as social media is in an uproar, with many blaming the former actress for royal's death. Amidst doubts surrounding whether Prince Philip knew about the bombshell claims alleged by Meghan and Harry in the interview, royal commentator Katie Nicholl had reportedly said that the family had done their best to "protect [Prince Philip] from the full force of the fallout". The Duke was in the hospital at the time the interview had aired, and he stayed there for 28 nights after undergoing a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition. The royal family was also careful to not divulge many details from the tell-all. 

Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England (Getty Images)

 

In the wake of his death, insiders revealed that the late Duke of Edinburgh 'welcomed' his grandson Harry's wife Meghan until the infamous 'Megxit'. Ingrid Seward, author of the first Prince Philip biography in over three decades, 'Prince Philip Revealed', reportedly said that "Philip welcomed Meghan at the beginning, he knows what it’s like to be an outsider, and so he’s always been very supportive of people marrying into the family. He quite liked Meghan at first, but their actions have left a bad taste and as a consequence, the relationship with Harry has suffered."

Known for his many gaffes and slip-ups, Prince Philip had also allegedly warned Harry about marrying Meghan. According to a Sunday Times Magazine article by Sophie Money-Coutts, the then-93-year-old had apparently told Harry that "One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them". Harry's presence at the upcoming televised funeral a week from the Prince's death is expected to be met with further scrutiny for the Sussex royal, especially in the light of his recent tell-all.

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