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Prince Harrys very quiet birthday could see William and Kate pop round for pizza

Prince Harry will be turning 38 this week on Thursday 15 September, but as you can imagine, it will be a hard time for the Duke of Sussex.

Harry, 37, will of course be mourning the loss of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II – who died at the age of 96 on Thursday 8 September – while also reflecting on his memories of turning 13 years old just two weeks after his mother Princess Diana died.

Speaking to OK!, a royal expert has revealed what Harry's muted celebrations could look like, as he remains in the UK with wife Meghan Markle ahead of the Queen's funeral on Monday.

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"It’s going to be another incredibly sad birthday for Harry, which will surely recall memories of 25 years ago when he turned 13 a couple of weeks after his mother died," Jennie Bond told us.

"I'm sure he will spend Thursday very, very quietly. There have been suggestions that the children are going to be flown over with Meghan's mother Doria, so he can be reunited with them, but who knows?"

Jennie added: "You have to feel for Harry, though, you really do. I'm sure it will be just a very quiet day.

"But then again, maybe it will give pause for thought and William and Kate might pop round with a pizza or something!"

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Harry and Meghan were on an unofficial European tour when news of the Queen's ill-health broke last week.

He then rushed to Balmoral, separate from the other Royals, and tragically arrived after his grandmother's death was announced to the world.

While Harry's relationships with Prince William and King Charles remain strained, he has since been seen with them on two occasions.

On Saturday, Harry greeted mourners at Windsor Castle alongside his wife, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, the new Prince and Princess of Wales.

The 'Fab Four' took time to meet with members of the public, before admiring the thousands of floral tributes to the Queen.

The brothers hadn't been seen together since the unveiling of a statue of their late mother Princess Diana in July 2021.

The Telegraph reported that mum of three Kate, 40, is believed to have told a family in the crowd: "At times like this you’ve got to come together."


Crowds also saw Meghan, 41, hug one member of the public, while Kate shared a sweet anecdote about her youngest son, Louis' reaction to the death of the Queen.

She recalled the words of her four-year-old son: "At least Grannie is with great grandpa now."

Following the death of her majesty The Queen last week, tributes flooded in from all over the world.

Prince William spoke of his heartfelt memories of his “grannie” as he spoke of her “wisdom and reassurance”, while Harry praised her "unwavering grace" and said he "cherishes" his "earliest childhood memories".

In his tribute, he wrote: "Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren."

Prince William, 40, and Harry will accompany their father King Charles to walk behind the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to where she will lie in state on Wednesday 14 September.

The three of them will also be joined by the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex, while the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex will travel by car.

The procession will leave the palace at 2.22pm and is expected to arrive at Westminster Hall at 3pm before a service – lasting around 20 minutes.

The service will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and accompanied by the Dean of Westminster.

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