Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has flown in from his California residence to London to attend grandfather Prince Philip – the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday, in keeping with a UK media report on Monday.
The 36-year-old was seen getting off a British Airways flight from Los Angeles that arrived at Heathrow Airport at 1.15 pm native time on Sunday and was taken to Kensington Palace, his former London residence, ‘The Sun’ newspaper stated.
The face-masked royal, the sixth in line to the British throne, was met by safety workers and pushed off in a black Range Rover.
Buckingham Palace had confirmed over the weekend that Harry could be attending the funeral however spouse Meghan Markle, who’s closely pregnant with the couple’s second baby, was suggested by her docs towards journey.
Harry won’t have time to finish 10 days of quarantine earlier than the funeral on Saturday however the present coronavirus lockdown guidelines permit individuals to quickly depart their self-isolation on “compassionate grounds”, which features a funeral.
He would, nonetheless, have wanted to offer a damaging Covid-19 take a look at earlier than travelling and must return two extra in the UK, in addition to stating offering his location whereas in England.
The funeral itself can be affected by the coronavirus guidelines, which restrict crowd measurement to 30 individuals, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson giving up his spot to accommodate as many royal members of the family inside that restricted quantity.
According to particulars of the Ceremonial Royal Funeral launched by Buckingham Palace, the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin will relaxation initially in the non-public chapel at Windsor Castle, the place it can stay till the day of the funeral. On Saturday, the coffin can be carried in a purpose-built Land Rover – which the Duke was concerned in the design of – flanked by army pall bearers, in a small ceremonial procession from the State Entrance of the fort to St. George’s Chapel, for the funeral service, which can start with a minute’s silence throughout the nation at 1500 native time.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s “insignia” – the medals and decorations conferred on the late royal by the United Kingdom and Commonwealth nations – collectively along with his Field Marshal’s baton and Royal Air Force Wings, along with insignia from Denmark and Greece, can be pre-positioned on cushions on the altar at St. George’s Chapel.
The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II handed away at Windsor Castle final Friday.