Prince Philip funeral: When will Prince Harry return to California to see pregnant Meghan Markle?

The Duke of Sussex, who has come to Britain to attend his grandfather's funeral, is expected to return to the US shortly after the event to be by side of his expecting wife


                            Prince Philip funeral: When will Prince Harry return to California to see pregnant Meghan Markle?
Prince Philip, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)
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All eyes were glued to the British royals on Saturday, April 17, as the family was set to bid adieu to Prince Philip, who died on April 9. Moreover, while following each of the royal members, the admirers were keeping a close watch on the movements of another prince — Harry — who returned to the UK to be with his grief-stricken family. 

Harry, the Duke of Sussex, arrived in the UK earlier this week and went straight to Frogmore Cottage, his home on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where he served quarantine with Covid-19 regulations ahead of Prince Philip's funeral. Questions are also being asked as to when Harry, 36, will return to California to stay with wife Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with their second child and could not travel to the UK on the advice of the doctor even though she desperately wanted to accompany her husband. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020, in London, England (Getty Images)

At the royal family, the split was evident as details released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, April 15, said Harry will not walk by the side of his elder brother William in the ceremonial procession behind the coffin of their grandfather.

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The royal family has been rocked by the exit of Harry and Meghan and Harry’s current visit to Britain in more than a year since the pair stepped back from their role as senior royals and shifted to the US. The visit also happened just over a month after the duo gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey where Meghan even revealed that she had suicidal thoughts during her stay as a member of the royal family. Harry and Meghan got married in 2018 and they have a baby boy named Archie who will turn two next month.

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Is Harry in a hurry to return to his wife?

According to a report by Page Six on April 13, Harry is set to return to California shortly after the royal funeral gets over. The report added that while Harry doesn’t want to extend his stay in the UK, it was not clear what visa he was on or whether he has applied for his green card. 

“Although it’s not known what visa Harry is on — or whether he has applied for his green card — according to current guidelines, he will have had to apply for a National Interest Exception to travel home for the funeral, a top immigration attorney told us. However, there are also exceptions made for those married to US citizens,” the Page Six report added.

It also said Harry, 36, will have to adhere to the Covid-19 regulations when he returns to the US. Under the current guidelines, all visitors to the US must produce a negative test report procured within three days of travel.

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