Prince Harry 'to return to the UK in the next 24 hours' for Princess Diana memorial so he can isolate for ten days

PRINCE Harry could return to the UK in the next 24 hours so he can self-isolate ahead of the Princess Diana memorial.

The tribute doesn't take place until July 1 – on what would have been his mother's 60th birthday – but the Duke of Sussex will need to quarantine beforehand due to Covid travel rules.

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He is thought to be flying in from the States, where he lives with wife Meghan, son Archie and newborn daughter Lilibet, today or tomorrow.

But as the US is on the UK's amber list, he will need to isolate for up to 10 days.

Arrivals must also have proof of a negative Covid test result before departure, and have two further tests of days two and eight on their return.

Isolation periods can be cut short to five days if an additional test is paid for under the test-to-release scheme.

So the latest Harry could possibly arrive to safely attend the event would be June 25.

He is expected to stay at his former home Frogmore Cottage, Windsor — which he has loaned to cousin Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.

It is where he stayed when he returned to Britain for his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in April.

It is believed he was allowed to leave isolation to attend the service on compassionate grounds – as Government Covid rules state mourners must isolate at "all other times".


Harry and William are expected to stand together at the memorial a week on Thursday, but deliver separate speeches.

Palace courtiers are braced for a tense atmosphere despite the brothers calling a truce out of respect for their late mother.

They are said to have only been communicating by text amid the bitter fallout.

A source said: "There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages.

"The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon."

It is understood dad Charles will not attend and will instead travel to Scotland. 

There are currently no plans for Harry to meet his father – after he accused him of ignoring his calls after Megxit and being financially cut off last year.

But royal sources said the door had been left open for the pair to meet in the preceding days.

A source said: "Charles will leave the boys to it. Harry will need to quarantine for at least five days when he lands in England, most likely at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.

"Charles has made it quite clear he will not be around beyond that because he is going to Scotland.

"There is no planned meeting between the three of them."

Meanwhile, Harry wants to have his own journalist at the unveiling of the statue dedicated to his late mother, it is claimed.

The Mail on Sunday reported the duke will be accompanied by a hand-picked reporter for the day after he and Meghan criticised the British press.

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