Prince Harry Arrives In The U.K. For Prince Philip's Funeral, Marking His First Visit Home Since Leaving The Royal Family

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Apr. 12 2021, Published 11:06 a.m. ET

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Back home. Prince Harry has arrived in the U.K. ahead of Prince Philip's April 17 funeral.

It's the first time he's been back in his native country since March 2020, when he and wife Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior members of the royal family and moved to California with their son, Archie.

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It's an awkward situation for Harry, whose relationship with his family has become even worse since his tell-all with Oprah Winfrey aired. Because of the tension, he won't be staying with brother Prince William or dad Prince Charles, a source exclusively told The Royal Observer.

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Instead, Harry will be bunking in a spare room at Windsor castle, where he'll be under quarantine orders.

After Prince Philip's death on April 9, an insider spilled to The Royal Observer that Meghan immediately called Queen Elizabeth II.

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"Meghan and Harry were told about his grandfather’s passing by his father, Prince Charles, before the news was made public," the insider claimed. "The first thing they did was call the Queen and check in on her."

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"Meghan just picked up the phone and called. It might not have been the right thing to do, and it may not follow protocol, but she didn’t care," the insider noted. "When another human being is hurting, you reach out to them."

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Harry and Meghan also paid tribute to Philip on their Archewell website.

"In Loving Memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021," their post read. "Thank you for your service...you will be greatly missed."

The royal family announced Prince Philip's death on social media, making a joint statement.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," their letter read. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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