Prince Harry has returned to the U.K. for the first time in over a year, as he prepares to attend his grandfather’s funeral this weekend. The Duke of Sussex, who made the trip alone as Meghan Markle was told by doctors not to travel due to her pregnancy, has been back in England for just a few days, and is following COVID-19 protocols and isolating at Frogmore Cottage.
Current U.K. government guidelines require travelers entering the country to quarantine for 10 days, but Prince Harry will be able to go to Prince Philip’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel this Saturday on “compassionate grounds.” The memorial service will be the first time the Duke of Sussex reunites with the royals in-person since he left the U.K. for California last year.
The royals are hoping the Prince Harry and Prince William, who have had an increasingly tense relationship over the past several months, will be able to reconcile when they see each other at the funeral. According to Us Weekly, the royals want the brothers to “make some sort of amends” when they reunite.
There’s a “hope that they can bond in person and put the past behind them,” but the royals are aware that it will “be difficult due to the resentment and anger that’s existed on both sides.”