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Why Prince Harry chose to self-isolate at Frogmore Cottage

The Duke of Sussex has travelled without his wife Meghan Markle

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Prince Harry has flown to the UK to be with his family for his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral.

Arriving at London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoon, the Duke of Sussex was met by security off the plane and was driven to Windsor.

Despite previous reports wrongly suggesting he was at his previous marital home in Kensington Palace, HELLO! understands that Harry, 36, is staying at his and Meghan Markle's family home, Frogmore Cottage, where he is following COVID-19 protocols.

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Frogmore Cottage - which is located within the grounds of Windsor Castle - is his main UK-based residence but is also now being occupied by his cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex offered them use of the property to accommodate their growing family when they relocated to the US.

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The home is a fitting choice for Harry, as the place allows for more privacy and the funeral will be taking place at Windsor Castle - where the Queen is currently residing amid the pandemic. Harry will now be expected to quarantine alone ahead of the funeral, which will take place on Saturday 17 April.

It was announced on Saturday that Harry would be making the journey to the UK, but that his wife Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, was advised by her doctors not to fly.

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Frogmore Cottage in Windsor

The couple lived in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace before they got married on 19 May 2018. They returned to the property two days after their ceremony, making it their first marital home.

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The London residence is a two-bedroom house, nicknamed "Nott Cott" and was often described as "snug", since it is one of the more modest properties within Kensington Palace.

Prince Harry lived at the home alone after he left the Army, but moved out in 2011 so that his elder brother William and his wife Kate could have it as their first marital home before moving to Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

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Prince Harry always looked up to his grandfather

Shortly after in 2013, Harry moved back in and stayed there until moving to Frogmore Cottage with Meghan on the grounds of Windsor Castle in 2019.

Meanwhile, Frogmore House is where Prince Harry and Meghan hosted their wedding reception in May 2018, while Frogmore Cottage is situated at the front.

It is listed as a Grade-II building, and is believed to feature five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a nursery. In 2019, the house was renovated and reportedly cost the Sovereign Grant a total of £2.4million.

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