Harry, Meghan and their two young kids have arrived via private jet in the UK, with a gesture from the Queen waiting for them at the airport.
The Queen has gathered her family ahead of her Platinum Jubilee party – including sending her Land Rover to pick up Harry and Meghan as they arrived in the country from the US.
The Sussexes secretly arrived by private jet and were greeted by three of the Queen’s protection officers, The Sun reports.
On Saturday, bulletproof cars took them – plus children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, who has her first birthday this weekend – the 30km from Farnborough Airport to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor.
An insider said: “The Queen believed it was the right thing to do.”
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To mark the Jubilee, the palace released a new photo of Her Majesty, 96, taken at her private apartments at Windsor Castle.
She is pictured wearing a dusky dove blue Angela Kelly coat and dress embellished with pearl and diamond trim.
In a message shared in today’s official Platinum Jubilee program, the Queen sent her thanks to the millions preparing street parties and putting up bunting.
“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbors and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth,” she said.
“I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.
“I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last 70 years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”
The simple 85-word message will resonate with the nation coming so soon after the death of Prince Philip, the Covid-19 epidemic and royal family turmoil more than two years on from Megxit.
Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan landed at noon after a non-stop flight from Santa Barbara, California.
The Sussexes have promised to “stick to the script” and say they have planned no antics or private events that could be seen as trying to overshadow or hijack the celebrations.
They have not been seen together on duty since they attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 after stepping down from royal duties to move to the US.
In pictures published by The Suna VW people carrier and Queen’s royal Land Rover were seen driving onto the tarmac at Farnborough Airport after the couple’s Embraer private jet landed following a 10-hour flight.
The family are thought to have got into the back of the Volkswagen people carrier.
They traveled without their vast entourage or any senior staff from their Archewell charity.
Camera crews from Netflix, said to be filming the couple at their $19 million home in Montecito, have also not traveled.
The Sussexes were driven without police outriders on the 40-minute route in to Windsor, where they had extended their lease at Frogmore Cottage for another year.
Harry and Meghan Charles, Camilla and the Queen visited, last month in a surprise stopover on their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission
Originally published as Queen’s car picks up Harry and Meghan after family arrives in private jet