Following the sad death of his grandfather, Prince Philip, Prince Harry flew over to the UK to spend time with the Royal Family and to attend the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. Given that it was his first time seeing his family since his and wife Meghan Markle's tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview, there's been a lot of speculation around how long Harry was likely to stick around for after Philip's poignant send-off.
Now, it's confirmed that Harry is officially back to California, after spending a week in the UK. He didn't stay for the Queen's birthday (she turned 95 yesterday), but is believed to have spoken with her privately on 'at least' a couple of occasions during his trip.
It's said that Harry was "conflicted" as to whether or not he should remain in the UK for Her Majesty's birthday but in the end decided to leave the day before. It's a fair enough decision really, given that Meghan is currently pregnant with the couple's second child, a daughter, who is due to arrive this summer.
Writing about Harry's visit, Omid Scobie (co-author of Finding Freedom, the biography charting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship and decision to step down from their senior working roles) said, "The love and respect he has for his grandmother will always be unwavering."
He continued, "This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives. It was very much a family-focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length."
Scobie also noted that, "The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered."
Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, were also seen speaking after the funeral, leaving royal enthusiasts hopeful for a reconciliation between the pair (Harry described their relationship of being one of "space" during the Oprah interview).
Fingers crossed we'll be seeing Harry back in the UK again before too long.
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