How long will Harry stay in UK? Prince 'really missing' Meghan Markle and Archie, here's when he returns to US
Harry arrived in the UK on April 12 after Buckingham Palace announced the death of his grandfather Prince Philip on April 9, but is already desperate to go back
Prince Harry is back in the UK for the first time since the infamous Megxit and that bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview to attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral. But his wife Meghan Markle with whom he stepped down as a royal family member in May 2019 is not with him in the UK.
Meghan, who is heavily pregnant with their second child, has been recommended by her doctors not to travel given the current pandemic climate. And while the Queen allegedly 'understands' the former senior royal staying back, Meghan's husband isn't too thrilled about being away from his pregnant wife.
How long will Harry stay in England?
The Duke of Sussex is to stay in England "for a week" based on Us Weekly's sources but is already missing his family. Harry arrived in the UK on April 12 after Buckingham Palace announced the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip, on April 9. Given the Covid-19 restrictions, the funeral has been largely scaled-down, but will still be ceremonial in line with the Queen's mother in 2002. The general public has also been asked to refrain from gathering at Windsor to adhere to social distancing norms as the royals attend the funeral ceremony on Saturday, April 17.
“He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check-in,” an insider tells the outlet. “He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy.” Meghan, who suffered a miscarriage last year, revealed she is pregnant with a daughter this time on the Oprah interview. The same month, Prince Philip was hospitalized as a 'precautionary measure' after feeling unwell. After undergoing heart surgery and staying 28 nights in the hospital, the Duke of Edinburgh was finally discharged just weeks before he“passed away peacefully” at 99.
Harry and Meghan's response to the tragedy
Shortly after the palace announced the statement, Harry and Meghan shared a tiny tribute on their Archewell website ahead of Harry's longer, more personal tribute that he shared on Monday, April 12. Ahead of the April 17 service, Harry is quarantining at Frogmore cottage. Sources had also previously told the outlet that he felt 'guilty' for not being able to return home to comfort his family or to say goodbye to his grandfather, “who he had a close bond with.”
During a Saturday, April 10 service, the Queen and her late husband's son Prince Andrew shared with reporters how his 'incredibly stoic' mother is probably feeling this loss more than anybody else. The Queen's youngest son with Prince Philip, Prince Edward, who's the Earl of Wessex also told the media "It’s been a bit of a shock. However much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this it’s still a dreadful shock. And we’re still trying to come to terms with that. And it’s very, very sad." His wife, the Countess of Wessex, Sophie rhys-Jones also added that “the queen has been amazing” in the wake of this tragedy.