Prince Harry Reportedly Didn't See Prince George, Princess Charlotte, or Prince Louis While He Was in the U.K.

Prince Harry made a brief trip home to the U.K. for Prince Philip's funeral, but reportedly didn't see Prince George, Princess Charlotte, or Prince Louis.

  • During his recent trip home to the United Kingdom to attend Prince Philip's funeral, Prince Harry didn't have much time to reconnect with family members.
  • In fact, a royal source says the Duke of Sussex didn't even see his niece and nephews during the visit. The Cambridge kids—Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, who just celebrated his third birthday—were not invited to attend the service, which was limited to 30 guests due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Harry did reportedly have two private meetings with the Queen during his visit, and was see briefly talking to his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, after the service.

Prince Harry recently traveled home (opens in new tab) to the United Kingdom to attend his grandfather, Prince Philip's, funeral (opens in new tab). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, Harry's brief visit didn't include much face-time with other members of the royal family. In fact, according to a report from Us Weekly (opens in new tab), he didn't get to see his niece and nephews (aka the Cambridge kids) at all during the trip.

The young royals—Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, (opens in new tab) and Prince Louis, who just celebrated his third birthday (opens in new tab) on Friday, April 23—were not invited to attend the service, which was capped at 30 guests (again, due to restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic).

"Harry didn’t get to see [Prince] George, [Princess] Charlotte and [Prince] Louis in the U.K.," a royal source told the magazine of Harry's very isolated visit home. "Aside from the day of Philip’s funeral and meeting privately with the Queen (opens in new tab), he was in isolation at Frogmore [Cottage]."

Between quarantine requirements and an urgency to get back to his pregnant wife, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab), Harry's trip didn't leave much time for reconnecting with the royal family. On April 12, just three days after Philip's death, Harry was confirmed to be back in the U.K., where he immediately went into quarantine until the funeral service on April 17.

Harry traveled alone for funeral, as Meghan, who is thought to be at least seven months along in her pregnancy, was advised by doctors not to travel for the funeral (opens in new tab). Shortly after the funeral service, Harry reportedly flew back to California to begin quarantining once again (opens in new tab) before reuniting with Meghan and their son, Archie Harrison (opens in new tab).

Here's hoping that Harry's next trip will be for a happier occasion and will allow plenty of time for him to reconnect with his family, most of whom he hasn't even seen face-to-face (except briefly at Philip's funeral, for those who were also in attendance) in more than a year. Harry was seen briefly chatting with his brother, Prince William (opens in new tab), and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, after the service. Body language experts suggest that the reunion went well (opens in new tab) and may mean the door is open for Harry and William to end their longstanding feud (opens in new tab).

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