Prince Harry is officially back in the UK

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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From Red Online

Whip out the Union Jack bunting. Get the egg and cress sandwiches on the table. It's time to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being back in the UK (for a short time, at least).

Harry is officially back in town, it's been confirmed, after the 35-year-old royal was photographed in Edinburgh ahead of an official engagement. The Duke of Sussex is kicking off his final stretch of duties in a royal capacity today, when he hosts a sustainable travel summit for Travalyst in the Scottish capital.

The pictures taken of Prince Harry outside Edinburgh Waverley Station on Tuesday evening (25 February) confirm he travelled up to Scotland by train, most likely from his UK home, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

The Daily Mail report the Duke flew on a commercial flight back to London from Canada earlier this week, but it's not clear yet whether wife Meghan Markle and baby son Archie Harrison returned at the same time as him, or if they'll be joining later on.

Both Meghan and Harry have a jam-packed schedule of events in the first half of March as they see out their last month as senior working royals. Unless this is one very elaborate April Fool's joke, on April 1 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will cease to represent Queen and country and will become financially independent.

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But not before they go out with a bang (aka almost two weeks of non-stop royal engagements). First on the list is today's Travelyst summit, which is an initiative set up by Prince Harry bringing together major players in the field of travel and tourism - including Booking. com, SkyScanner and TripAdvisor - to ensure the industry is better tackling travel issues such as overcrowding, pollution and the climate emergency.

Then, on 28 February, Prince Harry has the Invictus Games Choir Visit alongside Jon Bon Jovi. He will then have a few days off before he and Meghan attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on 5 March, a ceremony which celebrates injured members of the Armed Forces Community who have gone on to use sport as part of their recovery.

Next up for Harry, on 6 March, is the official opening of the Silverstone Experience before the couple attends the Mountbatten Music Festival together on 7 March at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Meghan will mark International Women's Day on Sunday 8 March (though it's not been confirmed exactly how yet), and on Monday 9 March, the annual Commonwealth Service will be held at Westminster Abbey, where both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to attend.

So, all pretty low key and super relaxed, then.

After that, who knows what the couple's schedule holds, but it's thought they will be working to prepare for the launch of their charity initiative in April. The not-for-profit was reportedly initially going to be called The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex; but following the recent decision to prevent Meghan and Harry from using the brand name 'Sussex Royal', they're now back to the drawing board where a name is concerned.

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Since announcing their plans to withdraw as senior working royals back in January, the Sussexes have predominantly remained in Canada with baby Archie. It's believed the family will settle there, where they'll live out a more private life than the one they would have been afforded if they'd remained frontline, full-time members of the royal family.

Here's hoping the next few weeks go just fine for them all.

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