Prince Harry has returned to the UK

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Photo credit: VICTORIA JONES - Getty Images
Photo credit: VICTORIA JONES - Getty Images

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK to attend a statue unveiling in honour of his late mother, Princess Diana, next week.

The Duke of Sussex has safely returned to Frogmore Cottage, a spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed to The Windsor residence is where he and his wife Meghan lived before stepping away from their royal roles and moving to Canada, then ultimately California, last year.

On July 1, which would have marked Diana's 60th birthday, Harry and his brother, Prince William, will attend a small event at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace to mark the unveiling of the statue they commissioned for their mother. According to Buckingham Palace, Diana's close family; members of the statue committee; the sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley; and the garden designer, Pip Morrison, will also be in attendance.

Meghan did not travel with Harry and will not be at the statue reveal, as she just gave birth to their second child earlier this month. She'll be caring for their newborn daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, and their two-year-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, at their Montecito, California, home.

Photo credit: BBC iPlayer
Photo credit: BBC iPlayer

Harry was last in the UK in April to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip. At the Windsor Castle ceremony, he was seen with other members of the royal family —including Prince Charles, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge —for the first time since he and Meghan stepped away from their formal roles in the monarchy.

Plans for the Diana statue were publicly announced last August. The palace said at the time that Harry and William "hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother's life and her legacy."

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