Prince Harry is 'self-isolating' so he can rush to the UK if Prince Philip's condition gets worse

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Prince Harry is reportedly self-isolating so that he can rush back to the UK to see his grandfather Prince Philip if his health deteriorates.

  • Prince Harry is reportedly preparing to rush back to the UK to see Prince Philip if his health deteriorates.
  • Philip was admitted to hospital this week and is set to remain there over the weekend. Meanwhile Harry is self-isolating in his and Meghan Markle's LA home incase he has to fly back to England.
  • This royal news comes after it was revealed when Meghan is due to give birth.

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken into hospital earlier this week after feeling unwell.

Philip was advised by the Queen's royal doctor to travel to London, from Windsor castle, to be admitted to King Edward VII Hospital.

It's thought that this was just a precautionary measure and Philip's illness is believed not to be Covid related.

Now it's been claimed that Prince Harry is preparing to fly home from LA on a private jet, should the worst happen to Philip.

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He is said to be self-isolating in his LA home that he shares with Meghan Markle, who is currently pregnant with their second child.

It is understood that the UK's lockdown travel rules, regarding America, are on the verge of changing with the United States expected to be added to the hotel quarantine list.

Travellers arriving from red listed countries now have to self-isolate in a hotel for 10 days - and pay for it themselves.

Members of the royal family however have special dispensation to travel during the pandemic, meaning Prince Harry will not have to self-isolate when he arrives in the UK as long as he tests negative for Covid.

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A royal source told The Mirror, "Harry is of course concerned for his grandfather’s welfare and is being kept regularly informed on his condition.

"He has chosen to stay in case he is required to return to the UK at short notice."

Prince Philip has now spent three nights in hospital but is said to be in "good spirits" and reportedly walked into the hospital unaided when he was admitted.

He is expected to stay in hospital over the weekend but is reportedly not allowed any visitors.

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Prince Harry has no doubt had a whirlwind week. He told the world he and Meghan are set to welcome baby number two and also confirmed that she and him have recorded an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Meanwhile it's been reported that the Queen is stripping Prince Harry of his remaining military titles and patronages, calling an 'emergency meeting' in order to sort out who will take on the roles.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).