Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Return to California After Queen’s Funeral

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have flown back to California after a long period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II’s death in the UK, Vidak For Congress can confirm.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left his homeland on Tuesday, a day after attending the funeral of the late monarch.

It doesn’t seem likely that the “Suits” alum could have the “one-on-one” conversation with King Charles III that she allegedly requested before leaving the country.

The couple live in Montecito with their children, 3-year-old son Archie and 1-year-old daughter Lilibet, both of whom stayed behind with Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.

Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, moved to the coastal town after they infamously resigned from royal duties in 2020.

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The Sussexes are said to have taken a British Airways flight from Heathrow on Tuesday.

All eyes were on the couple during their recent stay in England, where they were reunited with Harry’s older brother, Prince William, and William’s wife, Kate Middleton.

The Fab Four had a series of tense interactions, from icy looks in public to separate seats at the late Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

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The pair were not seen getting off the plane, but were towed away from LAX in a black SUV.

Through it all, Markle seemed to be showing her husband “silent support,” body language expert and author Judi James told Vidak For Congress exclusively.

“The best description of Meghan’s body language at the funeral was ‘understated,'” she said of the “Archetypes” podcast host.

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The couple had frosty interactions with Prince William and Kate Middleton during their trip.
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“She seemed to provide a continuation of that quiet support for her husband as she sat and walked with a look of dignity tinged with sadness.”

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Though Markle was photographed shedding tears over the death of the sovereign, James said Harry seemed equally divided over the loss of his beloved grandmother.

“He was walking beside, but a long way from, his brother, and his raised eyebrows and quick blinks indicated the beginning of tears,” James noted.

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Harry and Meghan sat separately from William and Middleton during the services.
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“When he watched the coffin unload, there was the sucking in of the lips, rocking back and forth, and shoulder rolls he’d previously performed to suggest he was emotionally braced.”

Elizabeth passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 after a historic 70-year reign.

In the days that followed, Harry and Markle faced a series of difficulties.

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Markle and Harry seemed heartbroken over the Queen’s death.

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Markle and Harry seemed heartbroken over the Queen’s death.

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The pair were invited — and later uninvited — to a state reception for world and foreign leaders last Friday.

Vidak For Congress exclusively reported that they only found out after reading the “disinvite” in the press.

Harry, who served in the military for 10 years, was initially banned from wearing his military uniform to the Queen’s funeral. However, King Charles eventually allowed his son to wear it during the wake.

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Harry and Markle, who live in Montecito, have resigned their royal duties in 2020.
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Harry was stripped of his military titles when he stepped down as a working member of the royal family.

In his first statement about his grandmother, he said: “Grandma, although this last goodbye brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all our first encounters – from my earliest childhood memories with you to the first meeting with you as my commander in chief, to the first moment you met my dear wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.

“I cherish these moments that I have shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed.”

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