The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
flew out of London with their two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one,
early on Sunday, and were pictured as they arrived via private jet to Santa Barbara,
According to The Sun, the
family-of-four were driven from their Frogmore Cottage residence to the airport
and took off in the afternoon, in the midst of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
Not only did they miss the
Pageant festivities, but they also were not part of the Queen’s final
surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
The monarch was joined by
Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children for one
final showing, expressing her gratitude for the celebrations.
Harry and Meghan were spotted
out on Thursday at Trooping the Colour, and again at the Service of
Thanksgiving on Friday.
Harry and Meghan were prominently spotted at the thanksgiving service
However, on Saturday the
couple were absent from the festivities, including the Platinum Jubilee
concert at Buckingham Palace.
While they have been in the
UK, Harry and Meghan had double the reason to celebrate as they marked their
daughter Lilibet’s first birthday on Saturday.
The royal family all marked
Lilibet’s birthday on social media with public messages. Grandparents Prince
Charles and Duchess Camilla wrote: “Wishing Lilibet a very happy 1st
birthday today!” with a birthday cake emoji.