Meghan and Harry return to US after leaving Britain before end of Queen's Jubilee celebrations

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew back to California before the Platinum Pageant began

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been pictured arriving at a Californian airport, following their trip to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children Archie and Lilibet, flew out of Farnborough Airport at 1.30pm yesterday, an hour before the Jubilee Pageant began in central London.

The couple, who departed the UK in 2020 for a life in the US, made their first family trip to the UK to celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign.

Meghan and Harry were booed upon arriving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday and refrained from attending the reception at the Guildhall following the Service of Thanksgiving.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned home yesterday afternoon following four days of Jubilee celebrations
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned home yesterday afternoon following four days of Jubilee celebrations

One insider told MailOnline: "There was no fanfare, they just went.

"They didn't stick around for the Platinum Jubilee pageant which is a celebration of Britain and all of its quirks and eccentricities over the Queen's 70-year reign."

At midday yesterday, the couple were driven from their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, where they resided for the duration of their stay.

The couple missed out on the final day of celebrations, which saw the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Cambridges and extended members of the Royal Family spectate the Platinum Pageant.

The final celebrations kicked-off at 2.30pm, with visitors witnessing the appearance of the Gold State Coach, which featured a hologram of the Queen on the day of her coronation inside.

Over 10,000 people, including 6,000 performers and an array of stars, took part in the 3km pageant from the Palace of Westminster, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and then St James's Park.

The Sussexes kept a low profile across the Jubilee celebrations and were photographed at the Major General's Office, alongside minor royals, for Trooping the Colour.

Queen Elizabeth II appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Queen Elizabeth II appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Their stay was mainly spent at Frogmore Cottage with their children Archie and Lilibet, celebrating Lilibet's first birthday at the Windsor residence.

Pictured in the passenger seat of a black Range Rover in California, Harry gazed seriously into the horizon.

The couple reportedly arrived back in California at 6pm on Sunday evening, with an item resembling a high chair being unloaded from the plane's storage.

Following the Platinum Pageant members of the Royal Family took to the palace balcony, to address crowds.

Flanked by her son, Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great grandson Prince George, the Queen waved to gathered crowds.

Her Majesty said she was "humbled and deeply touched" by celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee, telling the nation she remains "committed to serving you to the best of my ability".

The 96-year-old monarch was absent from a number of Jubilee proceedings, but remained determined to make one final appearance.

In a later message, Her Majesty said: 'When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow.

"It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

"While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

"I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

"I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations."