It's official: Prince Philip's funeral, who passed away this Friday, April 9th at the age of 99, will be held this Saturday, 17 April, in compliance with health measures.
A discreet arrival
Despite family tensions, Prince Harry flew to London, and landed at Heathrow airport this Sunday. According to witnesses on the spot, the young prince was on board a plane of the company British Airways coming directly from Los Angeles, and wearing 'chinos' and a plain black mask.
Note that Diana's son made the trip on his own, without his wife Meghan Markle, who is several months pregnant.
Fervent supporters of the crown will certainly say that it is better this way, as the Duchess of Sussex has recently 'denigrated' the royal family, during the unprecedented interview she gave to Oprah Winfrey.
Like all of his fellow citizens who travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Duke of Sussex will be placed in quarantine, but will leave confinement to go to his grandfather's funeral.
No military uniform for Harry?
On the day of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, Harry will reunite with his entire family and, as tradition dictates, follow his grandfather's coffin on foot.
But having been recently stripped of his titles, Harry will not be able to wear his military uniform. He will therefore have to wear a plain suit, unlike his brother Prince William and his father the Prince of Wales.
Tom Bower, author of Prince Charles' biography, warns that Prince Harry's attitude will say a lot about the rest of his family relationship:
He risks finalising a permanent divorce with his family.