Prince Harry’s car was spotted leaving Windsor and heading to the airport just one day after he unveiled a statue of Princess Diana with his brother William.
A black 2019 Volkswagen Caravelle was driven from Frogmore Cottage and onto the tarmac at London’s Heathrow Airport.
The vehicle – which followed closely behind a police escort – formed part of a convoy which picked Prince Harry up when he landed a week ago today.
He carried out his ‘amber list’ quarantine at his former Windsor home, before being released on day five after receiving a negative Covid test.
This means he had just two days out of quarantine in England before travelling back to California to reunite with Meghan and their children two-year-old Archie and newborn Lilibet.
Yesterday, Harry and William put their bitter personal animosity to one side for just over an hour to honour, Diana, Princess of Wales.
The brothers unveiled a statue of their beloved mother on what would have been her 60th birthday – before Harry made a swift exit.
Prince Harry’s car was spotted leaving Windsor (pictured) and heading to the airport just one day after he unveiled a statue of Princess Diana with his brother William
A black 2019 Volkswagen Caravelle was driven from Frogmore Cottage and onto the tarmac (pictured) at London’s Heathrow Airport
The vehicle (pictured today) – which followed closely behind a police escort – formed part of a convoy which picked Prince Harry up when he landed a week ago today
He carried out his ‘amber list’ quarantine at his former Windsor home, before being released on day five after receiving a negative Covid test. Pictured: Prince Harry’s vehicle arriving at Heathrow airport
The unveiling of the highly anticipated statue in her memory in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace took place almost four years later than planned – largely due to the brothers’ cataclysmic falling-out.
At 1.32pm – just 28 minutes before the ceremony was due to start – Harry was waved through the gates in a chauffeur-driven car.
By the time he parked and walked through the cobbled palace courtyard towards the Sunken Garden, which is in the public area of the palace (as opposed to the private apartments where William and Kate live – as Harry and Meghan once did), he would have barely spent ten minutes with his elder brother.
It is thought Harry stayed for a polite drink after the event ended at 2.45pm – but by 3.05pm he was driven out of the palace gates, relief on his face.
The bronze made by Ian Rank-Broadley shows Diana with her arms around two children with another little boy following behind.
The image of their mother towered over the brothers as they revealed it to the world this afternoon surrounded by 4,000 of her favourite flowers.
Its design was top secret and appears to be inspired by Diana’s official 1993 Christmas card – her first sent without Prince Charles – where she wears the same open ribbed shirt, skirt and belt as she smiles lovingly at her two sons.
But rather than depict her with her boys as she appeared in the card, she is posed with three children – two of whom are not wearing shoes. One of the boys appears to have short afro-style hair. The palace said ‘it represents the universality and generational impact of The Princess’ work.’
Prince Charles was not present at the ceremony, which was changed to a ‘private event’ instead of the large celebration to mark Diana’s life as originally intended.
The move to scale back the unveiling was largely due to bad blood between the brothers and Harry’s determination to control media coverage – and was only broadcast after it was over and the Duke of Sussex was leaving.