The Queen sent a car and security to pick up Prince Harry, Meghan, and their children Archie and Lilibet after their private jet from California landed in the United Kingdom.
This comes only months after Harry claimed that he was “unable to return home” because it is dangerous for him and his family.
The Sussexes were greeted by Her Majesty’s Land Rover at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire before they were taken to Frogmore Cottage.
According to reports, the couple and their children left Santa Barbara airport ahead of Trooping the Color and their arrival in the country marks Lilibet’s first time in the UK and her first time to see the Queen.
A source told The Sun that “the Queen believed it was the right thing to do” to send security and a car to meet Prince Harry and his family.
The family traveled without their customary entourage or senior staff. Netflix camera crews, who have been following the couple for a documentary, also stayed behind, The Sun reported.
Photos in The Sun suggested that the Sussexes were not given a police escort for the 40-minute drive from Farnborough to Windsor.
While Harry and Meghan are expected to attend Trouping the Color on Thursday, Prince Andrew will not be in attendance, a source said to Mail Online.
Andrew previously played a key role in the ceremony but after being stripped of the title earlier this year, he was not expected to play an active part.
Both Andrew and the Sussexes have been barred from appearing on the Buckingham Palace to watch the RAF Red Arrows.
Harry and Meghan are also expected to attend the Service of Thanksgiving with Her Majesty at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Simon Morgan expects the couple will be given armed protection during the events, saying: “The jubilee is one of the highest risk events for years – and the Met have a duty of care to protect those attending, especially the royal family and foreign dignitaries.”
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