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Prince Harry was spotted in California for the first time on Friday since visiting overseas last weekend to see the Royal Family and honor his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, during his Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years as a monarch.
The royal was seen playing polo at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California, near his home with his wife Meghan Markle and their two young children in Montecito.
The prince regularly takes part in weekend polo tournaments at the club and “everyone treats him like he’s just one of the guys,” a source told People last month.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew to London last week for the Queen’s celebrations and were seen from the balcony during the Trooping the Color parade on June 2, while members of the royal family waved to fans from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Harry and Meghan also did not take part in the parade with the royals.
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The following day, Harry and Meghan made their first official appearance at the festivities when they attended a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The couple, who made the decision to step back as senior royals two years ago, eventually settling in California, were booed by some fans as they walked in and out of church and would have been ignored by his brother, prince William, Kate Middleton as well as his father prince Charles.
The couple sat across the aisle from her father and brother’s church.
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“It was supposed to be all about the Queen, and it didn’t give people a chance to speculate about their relationship,” a royal insider told People this week to explain why the royals are kept a distance from each other during the service.
William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also left the service before Harry and Meghan.
Harry was seen chatting with his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.
The relationship between Harry and his brother and father has reportedly been strained since he and MeghanFt for the United States and especially after the couple did a revealing interview with Oprah last year.
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The Queen, however, first met Lilibet, the couple’s youngest child, when she celebrated her first birthday. The couple also share 3-year-old Archie.
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