Prince Harry Spotted in London After Queen Elizabeth II’s Death

An emotional visit. Prince HarryHe arrived in London the day following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The 37-year old duke was seen arriving at Heathrow Airport Friday, September 9. Harry was seen leaving Balmoral Castle in Scotland earlier in the morning to board a plane from Aberdeen International Airport. His father, King Charles IIIHe returned to London on Friday morning to deliver his first official address to the nation as the new British monarch.

Prince Harry Arrives Back in London After Queen Elizabeth II's Death at Balmoral Castle

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II inset
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Buckingham Palace announced the death of Elizabeth at 96 on Thursday, September 8. It was done after her health became deteriorating and she was placed under medical supervision at her Scottish estate. Charles, 73, rushed to his mother’s side asQueen Consort CamillaAnnulled a scheduled interview with Today’s Jenna Bush HagerElizabeth died just hours before her funeral. Prince William was also seen driving to Balmoral, but Harry reportedly arrived shortly after the queen’s death was confirmed.

Meghan MarkleAlthough she was unable to accompany her husband on the trip to Scotland on Thursday, Elizabeth and Archewell were honored through their Archewell foundation site on Thursday. “In Loving Memory of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the brief message read alongside the dates 1926 to 2022.

Harry and the Suits41-year-old alum from the University of Michigan, tied the knot in May 2018, and shared Archie, three, and Lilibet (15 months). The sweet inspiration for their baby girl’s names was revealed by the couple when she arrived in June 2021.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” a statement on the Archewell website read.

The little one’s middle name is Diana after Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, which was “always” part of the former military pilot’s plan if he welcomed a daughter, a source exclusively told Us Weekly. Meghan and Harry, who stepped down from their senior royal roles in 2020, chose Lilibet’s name with the queen’s blessing.

Prince Harry Arrives Back in London After Queen Elizabeth II's Death at Balmoral Castle

Prince Harry will be returning to London on September 9, 20,22.

“They had a shortlist with a few other options, but this was always their favorite,” the insider explained. “It was important for them that the queen signed off though and that didn’t happen until right before the birth. Both agreed that it would only be right that Her Majesty approved, especially for something so personal. … He and Meghan both love Lili.”

Earlier this year, the family of four traveled back to the U.K. for Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. Harry and the bride had been married two months earlier. BenchAuthor paid a private visit at Windsor Castle to the monarch on their way to the Invictus Games, the Netherlands.

“Being with her, it was great,” the prince gushed of his grandmother during a TodayInterview in April. “It was just so nice to see her. She’s [in]It is in great form. … Both Meghan and I had tea with her. It was really nice to catch up with her.”

While the duo’s royal exit caused tension within the palace, both Harry and Meghan have discussed their close bond with the queen. During their CBS tell-all in March 2021, the former actress asserted that Elizabeth had “always been wonderful” toward her.

“We had one of our first joint engagements together. She asked me to join her, and I went on the train,” she recalled. “And we had breakfast together that morning and she gave me a beautiful gift and I just really loved being in her company.”