A van carrying Prince Harry leaves London Heathrow Airport on Friday afternoon (Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)
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Prince Harry has landed in the UK as he prepares to unveil a statue of his late mother alongside his older brother William despite a feud between the siblings.
Harry, 36, is now expected to self-isolate at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor for five days before he and William, 39, reunite at Kensington Palace on July 1 on what would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday.
There were dramatic scenes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) shortly before Harry boarded an American Airlines flight to London Heathrow.
A car crashed through the perimeter fence and drive onto the airfield at LAX, forcing officials to briefly close runways at about 6pm local time on Thursday.
Princes William and Harry, pictured in the Sunken Garden in August 2017, will unveil a statue of their mother next week
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The driver was detained, and about 20 police cars were seen near one of the runways before fight operations resumed.
The American Airlines flight took off at about 6.45pm local time (2.45am UK time) and landed at Heathrow 10 hours later at about 12.45pm UK time on Friday.
Harry's visit comes just over two months after he flew back from his new home of California to attend his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral.
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The latter was his first return to the UK since he and wife Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior royals and moved to the US to pursue their own interests.
Meghan, 39, gave birth to the couple's second child – a girl named Lilibet "Lili" Diana – on June 4, and has remained at home with her newborn and two-year-old son Archie.
Meghan and Harry, who have signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify, have taken parental leave following the birth of their daughter.
Harry arrived on a flight from Los Angeles and left Heathrow in a van
(Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)
Harry's appearance alongside William next Thursday will be watched closely by royal commentators and fans, given the rift between them.
It comes after Harry and Meghan made several explosive comments and claims in a series of interviews.
The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex will attend a small event next week to mark the unveiling of the statue they commissioned of their mother, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace confirmed on Friday.
The event is being staged in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, Diana's former home.
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Among those attending will be Diana’s close family, members of the statue committee, the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley and garden designer Pip Morrison.
During Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, she accused an unnamed member of the Royal Family – not the Queen or Philip – of racism, saying they expressed concern about how dark Archie’s skin tone might be before he was born.
The duchess also criticised the institution for not helping her with her mental health struggles.
Harry claimed his father Prince Charles and brother were "trapped" in the Royal Family.
The Queen responded by saying the issues were taken “very seriously” but “some recollections may vary” and the matter would addressed by the family privately.
William told reporters "we are very much not a racist family".