Prince Harry ‘could be back in UK within 24 hours’ before Diana ceremony

Prince Harry is due back in the UK ahead of the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana (Picture: Getty)

Prince Harry is likely to return to the UK today or tomorrow as he prepares to attend the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue in London.

The Duke of Sussex, who recently became a dad for the second time, needs to self-isolate for ten days upon his arrival back in the country due to Covid rules.

The service, which will also be attended by brother Prince William, is not until July 1 but Harry will have to quarantine as the United States remains on the ‘amber list.’

It will be the first time the duke has been back in the country since Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17 and comes at a time of continued tensions within the family.

Despite the success of the US’ vaccine programme, rules on American travellers arriving in the UK remain strict.

Arrivals must test negative for Covid before departure, and then take two further tests on days two and eight after their return.

Harry could opt to pay for an additional test on day five of his isolation – which would allow him to leave quarantine early – meaning he could push back his arrival to June 25 at the latest.

Either-way, the trip is going to take him away from wife Meghan, son Archie, two, and new daughter Lilibet for a substantial period.

Harry and dad Prince Charles are unlikely to meet while he’s in the country (Picture: WireImage)

Diana Princess Of Wales, Prince William & Prince Harry Visit The 'Thorpe Park' Amusement Park. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)

Harry and William are unveiling a statue to their late mother on what would have been her 60th birthday (Picture: Getty)

The former-royal is on paternity leave from his many positions following the birth of his second child on June 4.

Once he’s back in his Los Angeles home, he’ll have to quarantine again for seven days, according to advice from the Centre for Disease Control.

It’s thought Harry will spend his self-isolation period at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, where he lived before leaving the country.

Rules state he’s not allowed to have anyone in his home during that time so won’t be able to meet with William, Prince Charles or any other members of the family.

PEACEHAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 03: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Harry is going to be away from wife Meghan and his two children while he isolates (Picture: Getty Images)

Sources haven’t ruled out a meeting between the three of them at some point, although Charles reportedly won’t be at the statue unveiling as he’s travelling to Scotland.

William and Harry have ‘called a truce’ ahead of the event out of respect for their mother but they are still only speaking to each other via text, according to reports.

They are unveiling the tribute to Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday and will stand together but give separate speeches at the service.

Harry could be back in the country on William’s 39th birthday, which the royals have been celebrating today.

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