The Duke of Sussex, who currently lives in California, will not have enough time to quarantine for the full 10 days after arriving in the UK.
However, a provision in the the law will allow him to leave quarantine on “compassionate” grounds, which includes funerals.
The palace confirmed on Saturday the duke would be flying back to the UK, but the Duchess of Sussex, who is heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child, has been advised by doctors against flying.
Government guidance, published online, states: “You can leave your place of self-isolation in limited circumstances, including on compassionate grounds.
“This includes attending a funeral of a household member, a close family member or a friend (if neither household member or close family member can attend the funeral).”
It adds: “You must continue to self-isolate at all other times.”
Harry will have to take a Covid-19 test and return a negative result in the three days before travelling. He also needs to complete a passenger locator form with details of where he will quarantining.
He will also have to book a travel test package, which includes two coronavirus tests – one to be taken on or before the second day of his quarantine in the UK, and the second on or after his eighth day of quarantine.
He will need to book this package before travelling as he needs to include the package…