Prince Harry flew home to California on April 20, just one day before the queen’s 95th birthday, according to the Daily Mail. Harry was in the UK for a little more than a week to attend Prince Philip’s funeral, which was held on April 17. While many people thought that Harry would head back to The States shortly after his grandfather’s service, he ended up staying for a few days after, which led many to believe that he would stick around for Queen Elizabeth’s first birthday as a widow. According to Page Six, Harry was “conflicted” about whether he should stay in the UK longer or head back to his pregnant wife and the couple’s toddler. He ultimately chose to fly back home.
It’s also possible that Harry had planned to stay in the UK for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, but the fact of the matter is, she didn’t do much celebrating. Because she is in a period of mourning after the death of her husband, the queen did not even make a public appearance on her special day, according to Vanity Fair. Since there wasn’t a celebration in her honor, it’s not like Harry missed any big event. So, how did the Duke of Sussex spend his grandmother’s birthday? Read on to find out.
Prince Harry enjoyed lunch al fresco at an exclusive club
Prince Harry was spotted having lunch at an exclusive hotspot on April 21 — Queen Elizabeth’s birthday — according to Page Six. Harry was joined by philanthropist Wallis Annenberg for a meal at the members-only San Vicente Bungalows, located in West Hollywood. “They sat outside, far from other people, and Harry came in wearing a mask,” a source told the outlet. And while this may have been a business lunch, Annenberg’s family has ties to the British royal family, according to the report. “Wallis’ father, Walter Annenberg, was the US ambassador to the UK under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1974.”
It’s unclear what the two may have discussed during their sit-down, Page Six reports that Annenberg has her hand in quite a few pots that may be on interest to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they develop their new non-profit organization. The report indicates that Annenberg “heads her family’s multibillion-dollar Annenberg Foundation,” and that she “is also on the boards of USC, the LA County Museum of Art, and LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art.” Perhaps a collaboration of sorts is in the works.
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