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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to the United States before the end of the Jubilee

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to the United States before the end of the Jubilee

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Platinum Jubilee journey has come to a premature end.

The couple returned to California with their son, Archie, 3, and daughter, LIlibet, 1, on Sunday.

The family of four are believed to have left Farnborough Airport in England in a private jet at 1.30pm, missing the Platinum Jubilee pageant which capped Queen Elizabeth II’s four-day festivities.

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to the United States, their family members watched the parade from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

As the event paid tribute to the 96-year-old monarch’s unprecedented 70 years of service, her great-grandson Prince Louis stole the show with his grimaces and antics.

The 4-year-old child of Prince William and Kate Middleton also entertained the Jubilee crowds with his antics on the balcony during the Trooping the Color parade last Thursday.

Harry, 37, and Markle, 40, also attended Trooping the Colour, although they did not appear on the balcony due to their resignation from royal duties in February 2021.

Prince Harry in a car.
The Duke was pictured driving home on Sunday.
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“After careful consideration, The Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Balcony Trooping the Color appearance… will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the Royal Family who currently carry out official public duties on behalf of The Queen,” said explained a spokesperson in a statement before the celebration.

Harry and Markle instead watched from the Major General’s office inside the palace.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seated in church.
Harry and Markle made only one public appearance during the festivities, attending the National Thanksgiving Service.
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The following day, the couple attended the national Thanksgiving service, making headlines for their seats across the aisle from William, 39, and Middleton, 40, amid the brothers’ feud.

Harry and Markle were booed by onlookers as they left the service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

The duo then reportedly threw a low-key birthday party for their daughter on Saturday.

Harry’s cousin Zara Tindall’s three children – Mia, 8, Lena, 3, and Lucas, 1 – are said to have attended Lilibet’s party with the daughters of the Duke’s cousin Peter Phillips, Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10 years old.

Louis and his siblings Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7, missed the weekend event due to an official visit to Wales with their parents.

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