Prince Harry reportedly staying in the UK for Queen's birthday

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor
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Prince Harry has reportedly not boarded a flight back to the US as it was initially thought, and will instead remain in the UK.

The Duke of Sussex was said to be flying home to LA yesterday to return to his pregnant wife Meghan and their son Archie, but is is now believed he will remain in London for the Queen's birthday on Wednesday.

Prince Harry sits alone at St. George’s Chapel during the funeral for Prince Philip
Prince Harry will reportedly stay in the UK a little longer. Photo: AP

Harry is said to have booked an 'open flight' back to the US so he has flexibility to return when he wants to, the Metro UK reported.

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The Queen is thought to be celebrating her 95th birthday privately, with official gun salutes in London to mark the occasion cancelled.

The monarch is still within her two-week period of mourning after the death of her husband Prince Philip at the age of 99, which ends on Friday.

But even before Philip's death, she was reluctant to mark her 95th birthday in any significant way, the Telegraph UK reported.

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The Queen turns 95 on Wednesday April 21. Photo: Getty

She will instead have a low-key lunch with close family at Windsor Castle, the details of which are likely to remain private.

This Friday also marks the birthday of the William and Kate's third child, Prince Louis, who will turn three.

It comes after Harry reportedly had a two-hour meeting with his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles, after the funeral on Saturday, leading royal fans to believe a reconciliation might be on the cards.

After weeks of tension between all three of them, Prince Harry’s arrival in the UK for the funeral of his grandfather was seen by royal experts as a chance for the Windsors to patch things up.

Prince Harry flew straight to the UK so he could quarantine for five days before attending Philip’s funeral.

The 36-year-old was part of the procession behind Prince Philip’s coffin, alongside his cousin, Peter Phillips and his brother, Prince William.

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