Prince Harry returns to the UK for Prince Phillip’s funeral without Meghan

Prince Harry has returned to the UK for Prince Phillip’s funeral alone.

Meghan Markle will not be joining him, after doctors warned her not to fly due to her pregnancy.

An eyewitness told the Sun that the 36-year-old was spotted getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles which arrived at Heathrow at 1.15pm yesterday.

He will have to now quarantine for ten days on his arrival, but can reduce this to five days if he provides a negative test result under the government’s Test to Release scheme.

Harry will still be allowed to go the funeral, as government guidelines state those coming in from abroad can leave isolation "on compassionate grounds".

The Duke of Sussex is thought to have driven to Kensington Palace so he could stay at his former home with Meghan from before they were married, Nottingham Cottage.

His official home, Frogmore Cottage, has been given to Princess Eugenia and Jack Brooksbank.

It marks the first time Harry has returned to the UK and faced his family since his bombshell interview with Oprah alongside Meghan.

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Sources previously told The Times that Harry will stay at Frogmore Cottage and is eager to spend quality time with the Queen.

They said: “One would hope everybody will respect the event and behave accordingly. There is a genuine sadness and a real desire to do it right and get it right for the duke.”

Royal experts believe that the funeral will give the royals the chance to come together again after the rift the interview caused.

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Author Penny Junor says she believes the family will “pull together” for the sake of the Queen, while Richard Fitzwilliams has argued that a “show of unity” is necessary to mend fences.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, told Times Radio: "The whole ceremony will be watched by everybody, but you think of the complexities of the dynamics in that family and we have to think of Harry, so far away.

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"I'm sure he'll come but not being, the whole time, in the public eye might just help.

"Many a family gather and get over tension and broken relationships at the time of a funeral.

"Something very profound unites them all again. And that would be true for this family, I'm sure."

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