Prince Harry arrives in California, missing royal celebrations

Prince Harry arrived back in the US looking glum late Sunday after taking off from his grandmother’s Platinum Jubilee before a private jet came to a close.

Harry – who was booed alongside wife Meghan Markle during his only official appearance in his rare UK trip – looked notably somber as he was photographed arriving back in his new home in California’s swanky Santa Barbara.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive back to America before the Queen’s jubilee ends.
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He had left his old home in the UK, Frogmore Cottage, in time to jet out to Farnborough Airport at 1:30 pm, according to the Sun – meaning before his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, made her final appearance marking the celebrations at her historic 70-year reign.

“There was no fanfare, they just went,” an insider told the Sun of the Trip that was Harry’s daughter, Lilibet, in the UK for the first time.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 03, 2022 in London, England
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England.
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“They didn’t stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant,” the insider said.

Their private jet was estimated to cost about $ 200,000, according to the Sun, which stressed it was not clear who paid for it.

As Prince Harry was traveling, his grandmother appeared on the balcony of the Buckingham Palace along with his eldest son, Prince Charles, 73, and his wife, Camilla – as well as Harry’s brother, Prince William, 39, his wife, Catherine, 40. and their three young kids.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive back to America before the Queens jubilee ends
Prince Harry looked notably somber as he was photographed arriving back in his new home in California’s swanky Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara, CA - Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their family - plus what appears to be some very precious cargo - arrives back in California after the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London.  The Duke and Duchess landed at a private jet in Santa Barbara on Sunday evening.  The couple's plane taxied head first into a hangar and it was not possible to see them depart the aircraft.  The couple's cars were seen leaving the hangar moments later.  The ground crew and the couple's security were carefully removing items from the luggage hold.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s kids, Archie and Lilibet, were not seen in public at all.
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It was seen by royal watchers as a clear show of the future of the monarchy, with Harry taking no place after his shocking exit in 2020.

During his short trip, Harry was kept behind the scenes. He was booed during his one official appearance at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, where he was also kept notably far apart from senior royals, including his once-close brother.

Harry and Meghan turned down the snack and drinks with family members after the service, the UK paper said.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, during Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, in London, Britain, June 3, 2022.
During his short trip, Prince Harry was kept behind the scenes.
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Their kids, Archie and Lilibet, were not seen in public at all.

However, some younger royals – not including William’s kids – attended a low-key garden party to celebrate Lilibet’s first birthday, the Sun said.

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