PRINCE Harry was seen leaving Windsor Castle alone today to mark the first anniversary of the Queen’s death.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, flew to the WellChild Awards in London yesterday – without Meghan Markle.
The visit marks the first time Harry has returned to Britain since the coronation of his father King Charles.
However, he will open his Invictus Games games in Düsseldorf tomorrow.
It was assumed that it would be a flying visit – without him having time to meet with members of the company
But today he surprised royal fans when he was spotted leaving Windsor Castle.
The palace confirmed today that some members of the royal family paid their respects separately at the chapel this morning.
It comes after the King and Queen attended a church service in Scotland.
Harry did not receive an invitation to spend the anniversary with the company – as a palace insider claimed his father Charles had “no time in his schedule” to see his son.
Charles and Camilla were joined by the late Queen’s niece and nephew, Lady Sarah Chatto, and the Earl of Snowdon.
Meanwhile, William and Kate will attend a private service at St David’s Cathedral in Wales today to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth.
They then meet members of the local community in the cloister before well-wishers wait outside.
Last night Harry paid tribute to the Queen, saying his grandmother “looked down on us and was happy we were together”.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Harry said: “As you know, I wasn’t able to attend the awards ceremony last year because my grandmother passed away.”
“As you probably also know, she would have been the first to insist that I come to you anyway instead of going to her.”
“And that’s exactly why I’ve known for exactly a year that she’s looking down on us tonight, happy that we’re together – and continuing to shine a spotlight on such an incredible community.”
Prince Harry traveled to Scotland last year to be by his grandmother’s side, but tragically missed the opportunity to say goodbye to the 96-year-old.
Since her death, Harry has continued to live in the US with his wife Meghan Markle and their children Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, and has only returned to the UK a few times.
The Duke had previously returned to his Supreme Court battle, along with his father’s coronation on May 6 this year.