Prince Harry was expected to jet back to his pregnant wife Meghan Markle on Monday after attending his grandfather’s funeral in London – but he may delay his return for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday, according to reports.
Markle, who is expecting their daughter in early summer, was banned from accompanying her hubby on doctor’s orders.
The Duchess of Sussex reportedly instead penned a handwritten note to Prince Philip to be left alongside a floral wreath presented in honor of the Royal Marines.
Harry, who reportedly held two hours of peace talks with his brother Prince William and their father Prince Charles after the funeral, is said to have booked an open flight to the US, according to UK newspaper Metro.
“If all goes well, he could stay for the Queen’s birthday,” a source told The Sun, which also reported that Harry has said he would join William for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s memorial statue at Kensington Palace on July 1.
Royal insiders hope the ceremony could also help ease tensions between the estranged brothers as they stand together on what would have been their mom’s 60th birthday, according to The Sun.
William had personally asked not to walk side by side with his younger brother, leading the two to be separated by their cousin Peter Philips, son of Princess Anne.
But the brothers were seen amiably chatting for several minutes during the televised funeral for 99-year-old Prince Philip on Saturday and then spent a couple of hours together behind closed doors with their father, Prince Charles.