Harry and Meghan have departed the UK and flown back to America an hour earlier than the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration ended, it’s believed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been seen for the final time in public on Friday at the Thanksgiving service in St Paul’s Cathedral earlier than they flew back house when the Jubilee Pageant kicked off at this time.
The couple, who’ve been largely absent from the fanfare, spent a whole lot of time at Frogmore Cottage throughout their keep and hosted a ‘relaxed’ occasion for Lilibet’s first birthday there.
They didn’t attend the Platinum Occasion and stayed in Windsor alongside the Queen to reportedly watch the live performance with Her Majesty.
Harry and Meghan then drove, in accordance to the Solar, to Farnborough Airport at 1.30pm and are on their approach back to California.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, 3 June
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant was an afternoon of leisure for members of the royal household, who all sat collectively alongside their siblings and cousins.
The parade informed the story of her life, and the nation, with an eccentric, enjoyable and imaginative carnival-like show.
An insider stated: ‘There was no fanfare, they only went. They didn’t stick round for the Platinum Jubilee pageant which is a celebration of Britain and all of its quirks and eccentricities over the Queen’s 70 12 months reign.’
As an alternative of attending this and a live performance yesterday, Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday in Windsor on Saturday with a ‘relaxed’ celebration —with royal second cousins invited to the festivities.
The little lady’s celebration was open to Zara and Mike Tindall’s three youngsters, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, in addition to Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd throughout the finish of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at this time
The couple had been additionally seen at the Friday’s thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, the place an enormous cheer went up as Harry and Meghan arrived and they had been greeted at the nice west door by the Dean of St Paul’s.
It was the first time that the couple had been on full public view alongside the Windsors since they give up the monarchy for a brand new life in the US two years in the past.
They spent a couple of minutes speaking to the senior cleric earlier than they entered the place of worship and proceeded to greet the lengthy line of clergy.
The large crowds at the Platinum Jubilee pageant at this time
Harry stopped to chat for a couple of moments with the Archbishop of York who later will give the sermon and is anticipated to reward the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The Sussexes had been additionally seen from a window at Thursday’s Trooping the Color, however weren’t on the balcony alongside working royals.
Neither Lilibet, nor her older brother three-year-old Archie, have been seen in public at any of the festivities.
And at this time, they missed the Monarch’s look to the nation the place she made a shock go to from the balcony.
The Queen stated in a message: ‘When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there isn’t a guidebook to observe. It truly is a primary. However I’ve been humbled and deeply touched that so many individuals have taken to the streets to have a good time my Platinum Jubilee.
‘Whereas I’ll not have attended each occasion in particular person, my coronary heart has been with you all; and I stay dedicated to serving you to the better of my potential, supported by my household.’