The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were on a planned tour of Europe for a series of charity events when Queen Elizabeth died on September 8 and Prince Harry headed to Scotland to meet his family. The couple did not fly back to the United States from London Airport until Tuesday, the day after Harry’s grandmother’s funeral. The couple returned to their children after more than two weeks. People and Us Weekly magazines wrote about it.
After 17 days of separation from three-year-old son Archie and one-year-old daughter Lilibet, who did not travel abroad with their parents due to their young age, the family is together again. A source, whose identity Us Weekly has not released, said Monday that the couple would like to get home as soon as possible after the ceremony for the sake of their young children.
“Meghan and Harry are preparing to return to Montecito almost immediately after the funeral. She will return to Archie and Lilibet after more than two weeks of separation,” the source said. At the same time, he emphasized that it is “the longest time they’ve been childless”.
Meghan, 41, and Harry, 38, remained in the UK until Monday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 after more than 70 years on the British throne. The couple attended a number of memorial events before the actual funeral.
Brothers Harry and William appeared side by side in public before the funeral
On September 10, Meghan and Harry joined Prince William, 40, and Kate, 40, at Windsor Castle to view the flowers and messages to the late queen together, and to greet people arriving at the site.
Prince William invited his brother and sister-in-law to join him as he considered it “an important display of unity in an incredibly difficult time”a source close to the royal family, whose identity the editors did not disclose, told People magazine at the time.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were at Buckingham Palace when the coffin containing Queen Elizabeth’s remains arrived from Scotland. They also joined the royals at a service at Westminster Hall on September 14, after Prince Harry joined his father, brother and other royals in a procession through London.
Two days before the funeral, the late monarch’s grandson took part in a solemn vigil around the coffin of Elizabeth II. with his brother William and his cousins and cousins.
Historian and book author Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II Robert Hardman told People magazine this week that the late queen “She adored Harry to the end and Harry adored her”.
“I think she was one of the go-betweens between Windsor and California and it would be one of her dearest wishes for (the family) to set things right,” Hardman added.