Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘return to America an hour before the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’
The couple, who have been absent from much fanfare, spent much of their stay at Frogmore Cottage and hosted a ‘relaxed’ party there for Lillibet’s first birthday.
He did not attend the Platinum Party and had reportedly stayed with the Queen in Windsor to see Her Majesty’s concert.
Harry and Meghan then drove SunAt 1.30 pm for Farnborough airport and back to California.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the national service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3
The Platinum Jubilee pageant was an afternoon of entertainment for the members of the royal family, who were all seated with their siblings and cousins.
The parade told the story of his life and nation with a whimsical, fun and imaginative carnival-like performance.
An insider said: ‘There was no fanfare, they just left. They didn’t stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant, which is a celebration of Britain and the Queen’s 70-year reign with all its quirks and eccentricities.’
In it and instead of attending a concert tomorrow, Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter Lillibet’s first birthday in Windsor on Saturday with a ‘relaxed’ birthday party—with royal second cousins invited to the celebration.
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 greets the crowd during the end of the Platinum Jubilee pageant today
The couple were also seen at a Friday Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, where there was great excitement as Harry and Meghan arrived and were welcomed at the great west door by the Dean of St. Paul.
It was the first time the couple were on full public view with the Windsors since leaving the monarchy for a new life in America two years ago.
Before entering the place of worship he spent a few minutes talking to the senior cleric and proceeded to greet the long line of priests.
Huge crowd at Platinum Jubilee pageant today
Harry pauses for a few moments 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 at Thursday’s Trooping the Colour, but were not on the balcony with the working royals.
Neither Lillibet nor her older brother, three-year-old Archie, have been seen in public at any of the celebrations.
And today, they miss the Emperor’s presence for the nation, where he made a surprise visit from the balcony.
The Queen said in a message: ‘When it comes to marking seventy years as our queen, there is no guidebook to follow. This is actually the first. But I am humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.
‘Though I don’t personally attend every event, my heart is with you all; And I am committed to serve you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.’