Prince Harry is believed to be self isolating at home to protect himself from covid, as he plans to fly back to the UK if Prince Philip’s condition worsens.
A source revealed that the prince has made arrangements to fly by private jet and is being kept “regularly informed” of his grandfather’s condition.
The prince will be tested before leaving the US and upon entering the country, it is understood – reports Mirror Online.
The United States along with Spain could become the latest additions to the ‘red list’ of countries where travellers have to quarantine in hotels.
Officials are said to be considering expanding the list of countries where travellers must forcibly isolate in a Government-approved hotel on arrival to the UK.
Members of the royal family however have special dispensation to travel, similar to diplomatic immunity, meaning the Duke would not have to quarantine if he tested negative for covid.
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His wife Meghan would face a decision whether to travel with her husband as she is understood to be five months pregnant.
A source said: “Harry is of course concerned for his grandfather’s welfare and is being kept regularly informed on his condition.
“He has chosen to stay in in case he is required to return to the UK at short notice.”
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The latest data on the risk of new variants from the US and Spain will be scrutinised before ministers at the Cabinet Covid Operations Committee decide this week if they should go on the list.
Both nations have had local transmission of new variants and are geographically linked to places, such as Portugal in Spain’s case, already subject to UK foreign travel bans.
The new measure aimed at tackling the spread of new variants of coronavirus came into force this week.
A spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not respond for comment.
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