The Queen sends royal private car to collect Harry and Meghan from their LA private jet
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived by private jet and were greeted by three of the Queen's close protection officers
Harry and Meghan arrived at Farnborough airport yesterday afternoon, welcomed by an entourage of the Queen's close protection officers.
Arriving on a private jet to the UK from their California home, the couple were transported to their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, by bullet-proof cars.
A source told The Sun: "The Queen believed it was the right thing to do".
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex bundled into the bullet-proof vehicles, accompanied by their two children, Archie, three and Lilibet, one.
The Queen, who will celebrate her 70-year-reign across the next four days, will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF flypast at 1pm.
Her Majesty, will not be attending the Trooping the Colour, with Meghan, Harry and Prince Charles taking the salute on her behalf.
This afternoon, the Queen will make the journey from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle where she will activate the light, igniting the Platinum Jubilee beacons.
The Queen posted a statement via The Royal Family instagram yesterday evening, thanking the millions who have planned street parties in her honour:
“Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.
“I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.
"I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm."
The message will resonate with the nation, following the death of Prince Phillip, the Covid-19 pandemic and turmoil which has bubbled away in The Royal family, following the departure of Meghan and Harry in 2020.
The celebrations will begin today at 10am at Buckingham Palace, where the Queens Birthday Parade will leave the Palace, proceed down The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, with members of the Royal Family expected to on horseback and in carriages at around 10:30am.
The Trooping the Colour will be executed by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, which Prince William is Colonel of the Regiment.
There will be a Royal Gun Salute at 12:52am, with 82 rounds expected to be fired in Hyde Park and at 1pm 124 rounds will be fired at The Tower of London.
Following the parade, the royals will gather on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the spectacular 70-aircraft RAF flypast.
Prince Andrew and Meghan and Harry will not be present on the balcony, as only working Royals are permitted.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be welcoming the flypast alongside, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.