Prince Harry arrives in the UK to join Royal family in mourning Prince Philip ahead of his funeral

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Prince Harry has arrived in the UK ahead of the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip next weekend, it has been reported.

The Queen's husband the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, sadly passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday, Buckingham Palace announced.

Harry, 36, is now believed to have returned to the UK to attend the funeral after moving to California with his wife Meghan Markle, 39, last year.

The Sun claims that the Duke of Sussex "jetted back from LA alone" as he prepares to meet his family for the first time since his and Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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Meghan has been unable to join her husband as he travelled across the pond due to her being pregnant with the couple's second child, and is expected to give birth in the coming weeks.

It is believed that Harry has followed coronavirus restriction rules during his trip, and will now self-isolate for five days before attended the funeral alongside his family on 17 April.

Harry will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his brother Prince William and walk together behind the coffin of their late grandfather, it was previously reported.

The two brothers will reunite for the first time since Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah, in which the Duke of Sussex claimed his older brother was "trapped" within the Royal family.

It was confirmed on Saturday that Prince Harry will return to the UK from America for the funeral next Saturday, which will take place in Windsor.

According to a Daily Mail source, tensions have been "high" since Harry and Meghan's accusations of racism within the Royal family, but they are "united in grief" after the death of Prince Philip on Friday.

Harry and William are now expected to walk behind their grandfather's coffin as part of the royal procession.

Whilst Prince Philip's service will be broadcast live, his widow, The Queen has approved his wishes to not have a state funeral, instead opting for a royal ceremonial funeral.

Prince Philip's coffin will be transported to St George's Chapel in a Land Rover which was designed with his help.

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Members of the Royal Marines and air stations close to the Prince will be selected as pall bearers, with the coffin emerging from the state entrance of Windsor Castle at 2:40pm.

Those in the quadrangle will then be able to pay their respects, whilst members of the public are being asked to stay away due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

According to ITV: "Only the Royal Family and the duke’s private secretary will attend the ceremony inside the chapel, leaving others within the grounds to disperse in silence."

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