Why Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex didn’t get to see Prince George, Charlotte or Louis at all during UK visit

Prince Harry
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Why Prince Harry wasn't able to see Prince George, Charlotte, or Louis during his recent UK visit.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is said to have missed out on the opportunity to visit the Cambridge kids after he spent most of his UK visit in isolation ahead of his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral (opens in new tab).

Harry, 36, jetted into the UK from LA (opens in new tab), to attend the funeral service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle but in order to comply with coronavirus rules, the Prince was forced to self-isolate (opens in new tab) on his arrival into the UK on 12th April, which meant he was holed up at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor until the day of the funeral on 17th April.

According to reports by US Weekly, the Duke didn't see his nephews or niece at all during the trip. "Harry didn’t get to see [Prince] George, [Princess] Charlotte and [Prince] Louis in the U.K. Aside from the day of Philip’s funeral and meeting privately with the Queen (opens in new tab), he was in isolation at Frogmore [Cottage]."

Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex isolated here

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Due to the rules surrounding funerals - which had a maximum of 30 guests attending (opens in new tab) - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, was allowed out of isolation to pay his respects following Prince Philip's death (opens in new tab) and later caught up with his grandmother the Queen, in secret meetings (opens in new tab) it has been reported. But limited numbers meant Prince George (opens in new tab), seven, Charlotte, five and Louis, who just celebrated his third birthday (opens in new tab), were absent from the funeral, as was Sarah Ferguson who wasn't invited for this reason (opens in new tab).

And in terms of seeing his other family members, Prince Harry, who broke the ice with William (opens in new tab), was only able to have a brief exchange with his father Prince Charles, and brother Prince William and Kate Middleton after the funeral service, following the fall out from the Harry and Meghan Oprah interview.


Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is said to have left the UK (opens in new tab) the day before his grandmother's 95th birthday to catch his flight back to the US to be reunited with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) and their son Archie (opens in new tab), one, where he has to isolate further.

It comes as it's revealed the royal family was warned to 'suspend talks' with Prince Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) after private details following his visit were revealed in the media.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.