After visiting the U.K. to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17, Prince Harry is reportedly back in sunny Southern California. Per Harper’s Bazaar, he is now at home in Montecito with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie.
Prince Harry landed in Cali on April 20, HB confirmed. According to its sources, Prince Harry spent the first part of his visit to England observing the mandatory five-day isolation period. He apparently stayed at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where his cousin, Princess Eugenie, her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their baby son, August, live. (Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie are reportedly pretty close, as are Princess Eugenie and Markle).
After the funeral service, Prince Harry reportedly did speak to his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, but there was no “family summit,” according to Harper’s. “Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered,” says a source. HB also reports that Prince Harry met with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, “on at least two occasions.”
Prince Harry was understandably quick to return to California, where Markle is preparing for the arrival of the couple’s second child, a girl due this summer. Markle was unable to attend the funeral because of her pregnancy. She did, however, watch from home, according to People.
“Meghan spoke with Harry before his grandfather’s funeral,” a source told the outlet. “Meghan and Archie also spoke with the Queen earlier this week.” During a conversation with James Corden, Prince Harry revealed his grandmother knows how to use Zoom and sees Archie that way. Apparently, this is a family that knows the importance of staying connected, even when distance, pandemics, and the protocols of royal interaction make it so much more difficult.