After departing for the United States before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended on Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted arriving in Santa Barbara, California.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew out of London early on Sunday with their two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one, and were photographed as they arrived in Santa Barbara, Montecito, via private jet.
According to The Sun, the family of four was driven to the airport from their Frogmore Cottage home and took off in the afternoon, during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
They were not only absent from the Pageant festivities, but also from the Queen’s final surprise appearance on Buckingham Palace’s balcony.
For one final appearance, the monarch was joined by Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children, expressing her gratitude for the festivities.
On Thursday, Harry and Meghan were seen at Trooping the Colour, and again on Friday at the Service of Thanksgiving.
The couple, however, were absent from Saturday’s festivities, which included the Platinum Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan had a double reason to celebrate while in the UK, as their daughter Lilibet celebrated her first birthday on Saturday.
Lilibet’s birthday was celebrated with public messages from the royal family on social media. “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st birthday today!” wrote Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, along with a birthday cake emoji.
“Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today!” wrote uncle and aunt William and Kate in a heartfelt message to their niece. accompanied by a balloon emoji
Harry and Meghan are thought to have spent their daughter’s birthday as a family in private. Lili was introduced to the Queen for the first time during the festivities, prompting the low-key celebrations.