Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘fly back to America an hour BEFORE the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ended’
Harry and Meghan have departed from the UK and flew back to America an hour before the Queen’s platinum anniversary celebrations, it is believed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were already flying back home when the Pageant started before being seen in public for the last time Friday during the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, reports say.
The couple, who were largely absent from the marching band, spent a lot of time at Frogmore Cottage during their stay, hosting a ‘relaxed’ party for Lilibet’s first birthday.
They did not attend the Platinum Party and stayed next door to the Queen in Windsor to reportedly watch the concert with Her Majesty.
Harry and Meghan then drove to Farnborough Airport at 1:30 p.m. and are on their way back to California, according to the Sun.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend National Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3rd June
An insider said: ‘There was no fanfare, they just went. They didn’t stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant, a celebration of Britain and all its quirks and eccentricities during the Queen’s 70-year reign.”
Instead, Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday in Windsor yesterday with a ‘relaxed’ birthday party – with cousins royal invited to the festivities.
The little girl’s birthday party was open to Zara and Mike Tindall’s three children, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, as well as Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd today at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant
The pair were also seen at Friday’s thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, where cheers erupted when Harry and Meghan arrived and were greeted at the grand west door by the Dean of St Paul’s.
It was the pair’s first full public appearance alongside the Windsors since they left the monarchy two years ago for a new life in the US.
They spent a few minutes chatting with the elder clergyman before entering the place of worship and greeting the long line of clergy.
The huge crowds at today’s Platinum Jubilee election
Harry stopped to chat with the Archbishop of York, who will later deliver the sermon and is expected to praise the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The Sussexes were also seen from a window on Thursday’s Trooping the Colour, but were not on the balcony next to working royals.
Neither Lilibet nor her older brother, three-year-old Archie, were seen in public during the festivities.
And today they missed the Monarch’s speech to the country where she made a surprise visit from the balcony.