Prince Harry returned to the US to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle after a
trip to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral that included meetings with the queen.
Harry met Queen Elizabeth twice, but there was no breakthrough in strained family relations, the couple’s biographer Omid Scobie reported in HarpersBazaar.com.
His plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday afternoon local time after more than 10 hours in the air.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s US television interview with Oprah Winfrey last month rocked the royal family with accusations of racism and indifference to Meghan's mental health struggles. At the time, Buckingham Palace said the issues raised would be dealt with privately by the family.
“This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives,” a source close to the prince said.
Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre in 2018 in London. Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Getty Images
Prince William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey in 2018. Getty Images
Prince Harry with his Best Man, Prince William, as they wait for the start of his wedding ceremony to Meghan Markle in 2018. Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry race against each other at a London Marathon Training Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2017. Getty Images
Prince Harry and Prince William try out light sabres during a tour of the Star Wars sets at Pinewood studio in 2016. Getty Images
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William raise their wands on the set used to depict Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter Films. Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry are seen during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace in 2012. Getty Images
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William wave from the royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in 2012. Getty Images
Prince William takes the hand of his bride Kate Middleton, followed by Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton as they walk down the aisle inside Westminster Abbey in 2011. Getty Images
Prince Harry and Prince William speak to each other prior to William's wedding in 2011. Getty Images
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Prince William and Prince Harry celebrate a try during the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa in 2007. Getty Images
Prince Harry and Prince William pose for an official photograph for the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla in 2005. Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry follow the coffin of their grandmother and Princess Diana's mother, Frances Shand Kydd in 2004. Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth waves to the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as Prince Harry and Prince William look on after attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in 2003. Getty Images
Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry appear at a photo call in the Swiss village of Klosters at the start of his annual skiing holiday in 2002. Getty Images
Princes William and Harry appear with The Queen Mother during celebrations to mark her 101st birthday in 2001. Getty Images
Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles follow the coffin of Diana in September 1997. Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry pose with Princess Diana and Prince Charles on Prince William's first day at Eton College in 1995. Getty Images
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Prince Charles and Princess Diana with William and Harry aboard Royal Yacht Britannia in Venice in 1985. Getty Images
“It was very much a family focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”
While in Britain, Prince Harry stayed within Windsor Castle’s grounds, 40 kilometres from London, and self-isolated at Frogmore Cottage.
After the funeral, there were chats with his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William.
The brothers also had a brief conversation as they walked away from the chapel after the funeral service on Saturday.
“The love and respect [Harry} has for his grandmother will always be unwavering,” a source said.
The queen turned 95 on Wednesday, her first birthday without her husband in more than seven decades.
The birthday fell during a two-week period of royal mourning after the duke was interred in the royal vvault beneath St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
As boys, Prince William and Prince Harry walked behind their mother Diana’s coffin at her funeral in 1997.
On July 1, a memorial statue to her will be unveiled on what would have been her 60th birthday, and it has been suggested as the next time Harry is likely to return to Britain.