Prince Harry will be compelled to self-quarantine away from his pregnant wife Meghan Markle for two weeks upon his return to the United States following his grandfather’s burial on Saturday. The Duke of Sussex is supposed to be living at Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage, yet he self-isolated prior to attending Saturday’s service for Prince Philip at St George’s Chapel. He arrived at London Heathrow on a British Airways flight from Los Angeles on Sunday, barely two days after the Duke of Edinburgh died. His arrival in the United Kingdom comes in the wake of his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he and his wife Meghan accused a member of the Royal Family of making a remark about their baby Archie’s skin tone. Meghan, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child, will be unable to attend the funeral. She has been advised by her doctor not to travel and is currently in the United States with Archie, awaiting the return of Prince Harry. However, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, international visitors to the United States should self-isolate at home for seven days and obtain a test and pilot clearance from pregnant women for fourteen days if they have not had a Covid vaccine. While it is not vital if Harry received a vaccination, the CDC’s guiding principle dictates that he may be separated from his family for nearly a month, depending on how long he remains in the United Kingdom.
Within hours after his return, Harry dubbed Prince Philip the master of the grill, legend of teasing, and naughty to the end.’ The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday at the age of 99, and his memorial service will take place on Saturday, after a week of national mourning. Harry is not expected to appear in his Army uniform following his unvarnished portrayal of his military identity during his unconstrained royal responsibilities last year. Prince Charles is said to be ‘looking forward to meeting Harry, and this will be the couple’s first meeting since the bombshell Oprah interview.
Harry sent a message praising his grandfather ahead of Saturday’s funeral. As he stated:
‘My grandfather was a guy of service, admiration, and keen intelligence.’
He was truly himself, with a razor-sharp sense of humor, and could hold the attention of any room due to his allure – and also because you never knew what he would say next. He will be remembered as the monarch’s longest-reigning friend, a decorated serviceman, a prince, and a duke.
‘However, for me, as for others of you who have lost a loved one or ancestor in the agony of the last year, he was my grandfather: master of the grill, legend of wit, and feisty to the end.