Prince Harry Back in California After Prince Philip Funeral as Queen Turns 95

Prince Harry has arrived back in California after Prince Philip's funeral—as Queen Elizabeth II marked her 95th birthday in "great sadness."

The Duke of Sussex's first return to the U.K. since beginning his new life in America was marked with grief after his grandfather died on April 9.

Most of his visit was spent in coronavirus quarantine, due to international travel rules, at his Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage.

However, the funeral on Saturday was momentous for more than one reason.

Harry not only said his final goodbye to the Duke of Edinburgh, but also saw Prince William and Prince Charles face-to-face for the first time since his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

William and Harry were seen talking as they left St George's Chapel following the emotional service, sparking hopes better relations between the brothers may be possible.

Prince Harry at Prince Philip's Funeral
Prince Harry arrives for the funeral of Prince Philip at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. He has now returned home to California where pregnant Meghan Markle has been waiting for him. Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry did not stay for the queen's 95th birthday, however, and is now back on U.S. soil having "arrived home safely," an insider confirmed to Newsweek.

It comes after the Daily Mail published pictures purporting to show his car driving him home from LAX Airport.

Back at his Montecito home, Harry will have to quarantine again but will have been reunited with wife Meghan Markle who is pregnant with their second child, due in the summer.

A Sussex source previously told Newsweek Meghan wanted to go to Philip's funeral but was advised against by her doctor.

Instead, she handwrote a card to be included on a wreath which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex provided in Philip's honor.

Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited 282 (East Ham) Squadron, Air Training Corps, in East London, where there was a special tribute for Prince Philip, who served as Air Commodore-in-Chief for 63 years.

A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "At the end of the visit, the Squadron took part in a Three Cheers Salute in honour of The Duke of Edinburgh."

Cadets at 282 East Ham Squadron Air Training Corps raised three cheers for the late Duke #PrincePhilip pic.twitter.com/xic4taJ6af

— Emily Nash (@emynash) April 21, 2021

The world's longest reigning monarch is today marking her 95th year without her husband of 73 years.

Elizabeth released a birthday message which read: "I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate.

"While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.

"My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days.

"We have been deeply touched, and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life."

The queen's former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, wrote on Twitter: "The Queen—95 today—will quietly mark her birthday at #WindsorCastle where she mourns for #PrincePhilip, her husband of 73 years and the man she fell in love with 82 years ago. We share in you grief Ma'am."