Harry ‘spent Queen’s birthday having lunch with LA billionaire at members’ club’

Prince Harry flew back to the US on the eve of the Queen’s 95th birthday to be back for a meeting with a billionaire philanthropist, it has been reported.

The Duke of Sussex jetted home following the death of his grandfather, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.

He joined his family, including Prince William and Prince Charles, for the funeral of the Duke, and was even spotted chatting to his brother and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton as he left St George’s Chapel.

It was thought Prince Harry may extend his stay in the UK to be with the Queen on her 95th birthday, but Page Six claim the 36-year-old is understood to have jetted back for an important scheduled meeting.

The Duke is said to have had an alfresco lunch with American philanthropist Wallis Annenberg at San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, just hours after arriving in the US.

Harry's lavish dinner is believed to have taken place on Wednesday April 21, the same day as the Queen's birthday.

San Vicente Bungalows is an exclusive members club that bans the use of mobile phones and picture-taking, making it the perfect place for the rich to meet in private.

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Harry allegedly sat outside with Ms Annenberg, away from other guests, but he did wear a face mask.

Under California law, Harry was not required to quarantine with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie in his Santa Barbara home.

Ms Annenberg's family have close links with the British Royal Family as her father, Walter Annenberg, served as the US ambassador to the UK under President Nixon.

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The 81-year-old is President and Chairwoman of the Board of The Annenberg Foundation, a multibillion-dollar philanthropic organisation that supports causes including environmental stewardship, social justice and animal welfare – issues that Harry and his wife Meghan have both been vocal about.

It is likely Harry met with the philanthropist to further his work in these areas, which was a key factor in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family in January 2020.

Since then, the couple have partnered with Spotify and Netflix, with Harry securing jobs with mental health charity Better Up, and Meghan investing in a coffee start up.

Meghan and Harry also set up their own foundation, Archewell, which is yet to officially launch.

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