Prince Harry marks his 38th birthday in mourning: Duke of Sussex is expected to spend the day privately after he and Meghan joined senior royals for emotional service 

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  • Today is Harry’s 38th birthday, and the first time in years he has spent it in the UK
  • The Duke lives in a US $14 million mansion after taking a break from duty
  • Meghan and her children are believed to have past two birthdays
  • Today will prove to be a different day as he continues to mourn the loss of his grandmother
  • Queen’s funeral: All the latest news and coverage from the royal family

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Prince Harry celebrates his 38th birthday today as he mourns the death of his grandmother, the Queen, a week ago.

The Duke of Sussex, now based in his $14 million mansion in California, stepped down from royal duty last year, is currently in the UK, in what was supposed to be a whistlestop tour of Europe.

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Instead of returning to the US for her birthday to reunite with their children, Archie and Lillibet, she and Meghan Markle are currently in the UK, where they are mourning the death of the Queen.

Yesterday, the Duke seemed overwhelmed with emotion as he honored The Queen to lie down in state service inside Westminster Hall.

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While it is not currently known how the Duke and Duchess will spend their big day, it does not appear that they will be spending it with their family – due to a trip to Norfolk to see the Queen wreathed with Kate and William, and King will spend the day in Gloucestershire.

Prince Harry celebrates his 38th birthday today as he mourns the death of his grandmother, the Queen, a week ago

While it is not currently known what he will do for his special day, and whether he and Meghan will choose to celebrate the occasion with other members of their family, it will be a far cry from his last two birthdays.

The Duke’s 36th birthday was his first since Megxit and took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.

It came as he and Meghan signed a mega production deal with Netflix, worth around $150 million, to announce their intention to provide ‘hope and inspiration’ with their upcoming documentaries, feature films and children’s programming. announced.

At the time, it was reported that he had spent the day feeling ‘happier than ever’ and ‘not missing his old life at all’.

Instead of returning to the US for her birthday to reunite with their children, Archie and Lillibet, she and Meghan are currently in the UK, where they are mourning the death of the Queen (pictured, at the service yesterday at Westminster Hall)

Instead of returning to the US for her birthday to reunite with their children, Archie and Lillibet, she and Meghan are currently in the UK, where they are mourning the death of the Queen (pictured, at the service yesterday at Westminster Hall)

Meanwhile his 37th birthday was also reported to have been a ‘low key’ affair, with a small gathering at his sprawling mansion in Santa Barbara.

A source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said at the time the couple had opted for a shorter and more relaxed celebration amid recent world events, and were focusing on ‘being of service’ rather than being socialites .

Meghan is planning a cheap birthday dinner for Harry. What is happening in the world – from Afghanistan to Covid – both decided to keep it simple,’ the insider told DailyMail.com last year.

‘Meghan said she was making carrot cake with Archie’s help, and that the guests would include Doria and some close friends.’

However, today’s ceremony will likely be a different matter for the couple, who are believed to be staying at their home at Frogmore Cottage during their extended trip to the UK.

vIt is currently unknown whether Harry and Meghan have sent their children Archie and Lillibet with them to mark the occasion, or whether they will attend the Queen's funeral on Monday

vIt is currently unknown whether Harry and Meghan have sent their children Archie and Lillibet with them to mark the occasion, or whether they will attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday

It is currently unknown whether they have included their children Archie and Lillibet to mark the occasion, or whether they will attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

Meanwhile, it is also unclear whether the couple will try to celebrate in some way with the Duke’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton or their father King Charles.

The new Prince and Princess of Wales are scheduled to travel to Norfolk today to pay a wreath to the Queen.

Meanwhile, King is at his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire for a private day of reflection.

He is not expected to attend any public events today.

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stand by their wives Meghan and Kate as they overcome their bitter feud to honor their grandmother

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stand by their wives Meghan and Kate as they overcome their bitter feud to honor their grandmother

It is unclear how relations between the family pan out this week, although Prince Harry and Prince William have put their differences aside while mourning the Queen.

Harry is celebrating his birthday as sources have claimed there have been tough discussions over the past few days over whether his children will be given HRH status when they are appointed prince and princess by King Charles III.

Archie, three, and Lillibet, one, are set to be officially made prince and princess in the near future as Charles has agreed to issue a letter patent to grant the titles.

But a report claims the Sussexes have been left ‘furious’ that their children will also not receive the HRH title, following tense talks between the new king in recent days.

Harry and Meghan are said to have highlighted that Prince Andrew’s daughters Beatrice and Eugenie have HRH status despite not working in the royal family.

The touching moment marks the first time the couple have been seen together since hanging out together at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and a rare show together

The touching moment marks the first time the couple have been seen together since hanging out together at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and a rare show together

King Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent pay their respects to the lying kingdom of Queen Elizabeth II today inside Westminster Palace

King Charles III, Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent pay their respects to the lying kingdom of Queen Elizabeth II today inside Westminster Palace

A source told The Sun: ‘Harry and Meghan were concerned about the security issue and that being prince and princess entitles them to some level of royal security.

“There have been a lot of talks in the last one week. They have been insisting that Archie and Lillibet are prince and princess. They have been tireless since the death of the queen.

‘But they’re outraged that Archie and Lillibet can’t take the HRH title. That’s the agreement – they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not members of the royal family.’

It comes as Prince Harry seemed overwhelmed with emotion as he honored Queen Elizabeth II by being laid down in state service inside Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

As the late monarch’s coffin was placed in the hall, photographs captured a poignant moment for the Duke of Sussex as he held his head in his hand, shielding his eyes, and looked down.

Dressed in a suit adorned with medals, he stands next to the Duchess of Sussex, looking down with a sad expression on her face.

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William stand by their wives Meghan and Kate as they overcome their bitter feud to pay respects to their grandmother.

The Sussex Royals stood at the back of the group, with Harry directly behind William and Meghan directly behind Kate.

The touching moment marks the first time the couple has been seen together since a surprise walkout at Windsor Castle on Saturday, and a rare show together.

The royal couple left the building together, holding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s hand and the Princess of Wales gently rubbing her husband’s arm.

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