Prince Harry has flown back to Los Angeles to be reunited with his wife, Meghan Markle, and both their children, Archie and Lilibet while the family grieves the loss of Meghan's uncle.

The thirty-six-year-old former senior royal was visiting the United Kingdom for the unveiling of a statue of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, alongside his brother Prince William. This is the first time the brothers have been seen together since Prince Phillip's funeral back in April.


"We remember her love, strength, and character," they said in a joint tribute. "Qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better."

"Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother's memory alive." They added they hoped the statue would "be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy."


After the event, however, Prince Harry left Kensington Palace's redesigned Sunken Gardens and traveled back to LA to be with his wife who was going through the difficult loss of her uncle. Michael Markle, who was also known as Mike, was the older brother of Meghan's father Thomas and had been battling Parkinson's disease, the Sun reports.

A source told the outlet that while he didn't get to formally meet the Duchess' husband or children, he maintains that he was "very proud" of Meghan and wished he had been able to meet Harry.

The source also added: "Mike was a lovely, gentle, softly spoken old man.

"He was always happy to be asked about Meghan, but whenever he spoke to anyone he mainly wanted to talk about his late wife - he loved her so much."


Unfortunately, just like his brother, he became estranged from Meghan but despite the distance, these situations can be difficult for anyone.

Our thoughts are with the Duchess and her family during this difficult time.