Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in LA with their children Archie and Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been pictured arriving in Santa Barbara,

California, after departing for the USA before the end of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew out of London with their two children, Archie, three, and Lilibet,

one, early on Sunday, and were pictured as they arrived via private jet to Santa Barbara, Montecito.

According to The Sun, the family-of-four were driven from their Frogmore Cottage

residence to the airport and took off in the afternoon, in the midst of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Not only did they miss the Pageant festivities, but they also were not part of the Queen's final surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The monarch was joined by Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,

and their children for one final showing, expressing her gratitude for the celebrations.