Harry and Meghan return to California after leaving the UK before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ends

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to California after reportedly leaving Britain an hour before the Queen Platinum Jubilee party is over.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted at an airport in Santa Barbara, California after returning to America by private jet on Sunday.

The couple, who were largely absent from the Jubilee fanfare, were last seen in public on Friday at the Thanksgiving service.

It is believed that they spent most of their stay at Frogmore Cottage with their children Archie and Lilibet and arranged a “relaxing” party for Lilibet’s first birthday at the Windsor residence.

When the Sussex returned to California on Sunday, equipment that appeared to be a high chair was seen to be unloaded from the aircraft.

Harry was photographed in the passenger seat of a black Range Rover who arrived to transport the family home.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to California on Sunday after reportedly leaving Britain an hour before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration ended.

Prince Harry is seen in the passenger seat of a vehicle as he is being kicked out of the airport in Santa Barbara, California

Prince Harry is seen in the passenger seat of a vehicle as he is being kicked out of the airport in Santa Barbara, California

When the Sussex arrived back in California on Sunday, equipment that appeared to be a high chair was seen being unloaded from the plane.

When the Sussex arrived back in California on Sunday, equipment that appeared to be a high chair was seen being unloaded from the plane.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral on Friday.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

The Duke and Duchess did not attend the Platinum Feast and stayed in Windsor with the Queen to reportedly watch the concert with Her Majesty.

Harry and Meghan then drove, according to The sunto Farnborough Airport at 1.30pm, an hour before the Show started at 2.30pm and made their way back to California.

This came hours before the queen – who sources say “decided” to bravely overcome her painful mobility problems – returned to Buckingham Palace to personally thank the thousands of well-wishers in the crowd who showed their own gratitude.

Harry and Meghan took a private jet from the UK back to America after the Queen's Jubilee

Harry and Meghan took a private jet from the UK back to America after the Queen’s Jubilee

Children's equipment could be seen unloaded from the private jet at Santa Barbara airport

Children’s equipment could be seen unloaded from the private jet at Santa Barbara airport

The couple and their children arrived home after celebrating in the UK for the Queen's Jubilee

The couple and their children arrived home after celebrating in the UK for the Queen’s Jubilee

However, the Duke and Duchess were absent from most events, and stayed in Windsor with the Queen to reportedly watch the concert on Saturday with Her Majesty.

However, the Duke and Duchess were absent from most events, and stayed in Windsor with the Queen to reportedly watch the concert on Saturday with Her Majesty.

Harry was photographed in the passenger seat of a car that arrived to transport the family home from the airport on Sunday

Harry was photographed in the passenger seat of a car that arrived to transport the family home from the airport on Sunday

Harry and Meghan left the Jubilee early and drove, along the Sun, to Farnborough Airport at 1:30 p.m., one hour before the Show began at 2:30 p.m., and flew home to California.

Harry and Meghan left the Jubilee early and drove, along the Sun, to Farnborough Airport at 1:30 p.m., one hour before the Show began at 2:30 p.m., and flew home to California.

The Sussex, who arrived home on Sunday, were left out of any official role during the Jubilee

The Sussex, who arrived home on Sunday, were left out of any official role during the Jubilee

She was flanked by her three heirs – a son, Prince Charles, a grandson, Prince William, and a great-grandson, Prince George – offering a glimpse into the future of the monarchy.

The Sussex were left out of any official role during the Jubilee, and one assistant told the Telegraph at the beginning of the Jubilee that they would not have a “prominent role” in the festivities.

Richard Kay of The Daily Mail wrote that the long weekend saw a triumph of “public service and duty” over the “celebrity-driven approach of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex” and whose absence was “barely noticed”.

Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Show Sunday

Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Show Sunday

The Platinum Jubilee Show was an afternoon of entertainment for members of the royal family, who all sat together with their siblings and cousins.

The parade told the story of her life, and the nation, with an eccentric, fun and imaginative carnival-like display.

An insider said: ‘There was no fanfare, they just went. They did not stay for the Platinum Jubilee show which is a celebration of Britain and all its quirks and eccentricities during the Queen’s 70th reign. ‘

Instead of attending this and a concert yesterday, Harry and Meghan celebrated their daughter Lilibet’s first birthday in Windsor on Saturday with a “relaxed” birthday party – with royal grandparents invited to the festivities.

The little girl’s birthday party was open to Zara and Mike Tindall’s three children, Mia, eight, Lena, three, and Lucas, one, as well as Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, daughters of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.

The couple were also seen at the Friday Thanksgiving service in St. Paul’s Cathedral, where great joy was heard when Harry and Meghan arrived and they were greeted at the great west door of St. Paul’s Dean.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral.

It was the first time the couple had been in public view with the Windsors since they left the monarchy for a new life in the United States two years ago.

They spent a few minutes talking to the senior cleric before entering the shrine and continued to greet the long line of clergy.

But before the festivities began, an assistant told The Telegraph: “The media may try to make them stand out, but in fact they will not play a prominent role. A line has been drawn. ‘

Harry stopped to chat for a few moments with the Archbishop of York, who will then give the sermon and is expected to praise the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The Sussex were also seen from a window at Thursday’s Trooping the Color, but were not on the balcony along with working royalty.

Neither Lilibet nor her older brother, three-year-old Archie, were seen in public at any of the celebrations.

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