Prince Harry was reunited with his cousin, Princess Eugenie, after flying home to the UK for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, Page Six confirmed.
Eugenie, 31, is the first member of the British royal family to see Harry, 36, in more than a year since he, his wife, Meghan Markle, and their son, Archie, left their royal roles and they moved to California.
The princess currently lives at Frogmore Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s home in the UK, alongside her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and their newborn son, August.
It’s the first time Harry will meet his first cousin once he’s been removed, who was born in February and has the middle name Philip in a nod to his great-grandfather.
It is not yet known if Harry will also meet his cousin Zara Tindall’s newborn son Lucas, who was born last month and also received his middle name from the late Duke.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex offered Frogmore, which is located on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth II’s Windsor estate, when 31-year-old Eugenie and Brooksbank discovered they were waiting.
At the time, a source told us: “It is fully equipped for a new family and a baby. It is still Meghan and Harry’s residence in the UK, they will stay there when they return but are delighted to be able to open their home to Princess Eugenie and Jack when they start their own family. “
Harry and Markle renovated Frogmore to the tune of roughly $ 3 million in taxpayer funding, though they have announced plans to reimburse Britain for the cost.
The couple lived in the cabin for less than six months before moving to Canada and then Montecito, California.
Harry flew into London Heathrow Airport on Sunday and is currently quarantined at Frogmore according to UK rules before Philip’s funeral on Saturday.
Very pregnant Markle, expecting a girl in early summer, has been forced to stay home in the US after receiving medical advice, despite wanting to reunite with her husband, as we reveal.
All eyes will be on Harry and his older brother, Prince William, on Saturday as they are seen together in public for the first time since the Commonwealth Service in March last year, days before Harry and Markle, aged 39, they left the UK.
Their reunion will follow Harry and Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in February, during which the “Suits” student insisted that William’s wife, Kate Middleton, had made her cry during a dress fitting in. bridesmaid before her wedding in May 2018.
The couple also made accusations of racism within the royal family, with Harry saying he believed his father, Prince Charles, and 38-year-old William were “trapped” in their royal roles.
On Sunday, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major told the BBC that the funeral would be the perfect time to end the family rift.
Major, who was appointed special guardian of the princes after his mother, Princess Diana, died in 1997, told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “The friction that we are told has arisen is friction that is better finish as soon as possible. “
He added: “They shared excitement. They share the grief today over the death of their grandfather. I think [this] it is an ideal opportunity. I sincerely hope that any cracks that may exist can be repaired. “
Philip died on Friday at the age of 99.