Meghan and Harry ‘leave UK before end of Queen’s Jubilee celebrations’

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry reportedly left the UK before the end of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen's, 96, Platinum Jubilee, which honoured her 70 years of service, was celebrated by the country over the weekend and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex jetted from the US to the UK for the occasion.

But, it's now been reported Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, were flying back to America with their children Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, three, and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, one, during the time of the Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 5 June.

The Sussexes were reportedly driven to Farnborough Airport from Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle.

An Insider told The Sun: “There was no fanfare, they just went. They didn't stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant.”

OK! has contacted Meghan and Harry's representatives for comment.

Before the Jubilee celebrations royal expert Chris Ship said that Prince Harry and Meghan would "keep it simple" during the four day weekend in an effort to not overshadow the Queen's Jubilee.

During Trooping the Colour on Thursday 2 June, the Duke and Duchess were spotted at the Major General's Office playing with Peter Phillips’s daughters, Savannah, 11, and Isla, ten, and Mike and Zara Tindall’s children, Mia, eight, and Lena, three.

This came after it was confirmed that the pair, along with Prince Andrew, would not be appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony due to not being working Royal family members.

In a statement, the palace said: "After careful consideration, The Queen has decided this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd June will be limited to Her Majesty and those Members of the Royal Family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of The Queen.”

Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down from their positions as senior working royals in 2020.

The couple were also seen attending St Paul’s Cathedral Thanksgiving service on Friday 3 June. Meghan and Harry sat in the second row, which was reportedly 25ft from the Duke's brother Prince William, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and his father Prince Charles and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Whilst the family were likely to have spoken outside the service, it's been said that Prince Harry didn't interact with his brother Prince William or father Prince Charles during the ceremony.

Reports also claimed that the couple did not attend The Guildhall where snacks and drinks were being served for Royal Family members after the Thanksgiving Service. They were also reportedly not present for the Jubilee concert.

On Saturday 4 June, Prince Harry and Meghan threw a birthday garden party for their daughter Lilibet who turned one.

Zara and Mike Tindall's children – Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one – as well as Peter Phillips and ex-wife Autumn's daughters Savannah, 11, and Isla, ten, are believed to have attended.

The Queen also reportedly met her great-granddaughter for the first time at her first birthday.

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