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Prince Harry Skips Queen's Birthday, Feels 'Conflicted' About Leaving Royal Family For Pregnant Meghan Markle

Apr. 21 2021, Updated 12:39 p.m. ET

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Prince Harry is back in sunny California with pregnant Meghan Markle and son Archie after he traveled to the U.K. to attend Prince Philip's funeral. 

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On Tuesday, April 20, the soon-to-be father-of-two flew into Los Angeles on an American Airlines flight and was driven back to his Montecito mansion in the afternoon, it's been reported. 

Harry returned to the U.S. just 24 hours before Queen Elizabeth II's birthday on Wednesday, April 21 — days after Philip's funeral on Saturday, April 17. 

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And while Harry was considering staying in the U.K. to celebrate the monarch, he was "conflicted" about the decision and wanted to be back with Meghan, Daily Mail reported. Following CDC recommendations for international travelers, Harry will quarantine for 10 days.

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Meghan — who is pregnant with the couple's second child — did not attend Philip's funeral, as her doctor advised her not to travel due to her pregnancy. 

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Harry's trip over the pond marked his first time back to his native land after he and Meghan stepped away from their senior royal duties last year — and he was welcomed with icy greetings.

Without Meghan by his side, Harry had to face his family all on his own after he and his wife accused the royals of racist remarks during their CBS tell-all with Oprah Winfrey last month. The Duke of Sussex also said he believes Prince William and Prince Charles are "trapped" in royal life.

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While Harry briefly chatted with William and Charles, other royal members, including Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, seemed less than pleased to see him.

OK! reported that the only chat Harry had with his brother and dad was a "clear-the-air-talk" after Philip's service. The two only agreed to speak with Harry if there were witnesses so their private talk wouldn't get twisted and leaked, as it had in the past, according to sources.

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Their concern came about after Gayle King broke the news that William and Charles reached out to Harry after his Oprah interview, with the journalist telling the public that the conversations were "not productive."

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Harry's recent (and brief) chat with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince of Wales may not have fixed the family's deep-rooted issues. However, they will have a chance at reconciliation once again if and when Harry returns to the U.K. to unveil the statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, on July 1 at Kensington Palace.

With the couple's baby due in the summer, though, Harry's return may not be guaranteed. 

As OK! previously reported, Meghan is planning an at-home birth at their $14.65 mansion in the celeb-filled community.

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