Prince Harry returns to Britain ahead of Prince Philip funeral

Prince Harry
Prince Harry

(dpa) – Prince Harry has returned to Britain for the first time since leaving for his new life in Los Angeles ahead of the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, on Saturday.

The prince was seen arriving at British Airways flight from Los Angeles which arrived at Heathrow at 1.15 pm (1115 GMT) on Sunday, the British newspaper The Sun reported.

He will be able to attend the funeral on “compassionate grounds” under government guidance despite strict quarantine rules in place which could be prevented him from going.

The prince will have to remain in quarantine on the other days.

His wife, Meghan, duchess of Sussex, will not be attending the event due to her pregnancy.

On Saturday, the funeral for Prince Philip, who was also known as the duke of Edinburgh, will be held in the afternoon in Windsor.

Due to coronavirus restrictions in place, only 30 people are allowed to attend the funeral.

Members of the public have been urged not to attend the funeral by police and the British government due to the restrictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced at the weekend he would be giving up his space at the funeral so that another family member would be able to attend.

British Parliament has been recalled a day early on Monday so Johnson and other lawmakers can pay tribute to the duke.

Normal parliament business resumes on Tuesday, however no laws will be passed this week due to the national mourning period, which ends on Saturday after the funeral.

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