After the death of Prince Philip, the royal family prepares for funerals and one of the great questions has arisen: if Prince Harry returned to the United Kingdom with Meghan Markle to say goodbye to his grandfather. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh comes just over a month after the transmission of the interview that Harry and Meghan offered to Oprah Winfrey. In that conversation with Oprah, the couple claimed to have a good relationship with the queen and the prince; Meghan even said that she called the monarch by phone after learning of her husband’s deteriorating health.
Returning to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral, this would be the first time Harry has set foot in the UK since March 2020, when he and Meghan Markle decided to leave their duties to the royal family. After the announcement of their departure, the couple settled in Canada and later settled in California, where they settled next to their one-year-old son Archie Harrison. It could be that the younger brother of Prince William makes this return to the United Kingdom alone, due to the condition of Meghan Markle, who is expecting her second child with Harry.
A source close to the family told the Daily Mail that Queen Elizabeth’s grandson will do whatever it takes to reunite with his loved ones. “Harry will do everything he can to go back to the UK and be with his family,” he said. “You will want nothing more than to be there for your family, and your grandmother in particular, during this terrible time.” However, it remains to be seen if he can travel to the United Kingdom, due to restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Meghan is obviously pregnant so she will need her doctors’ advice on whether it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will definitely go,” the insider added.
About how they will be received by the royal family is a total uncertain, because, in the interview with Oprah, Harry revealed that, with his older brother, Prince William, he is a bit estranged.
Journalist Gayle King – and a great friend of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – revealed that Harry contacted his brother and father, Prince Charles, days after the interview with Oprah Winfrey, and commented on the following on his CBS This program Morning: “It is not my intention to launch an exclusive, but the truth is that I have called them to find out how they are and they confirm that, indeed, Harry has already spoken with his brother William and also with his father.”
“From what they have described to me, they have not been very productive conversations. But both are happy that at least they have re-established contact ”, he stressed.
It is not clear if at some point this year Prince Harry would be planning a visit to the United Kingdom, since on June 10 his deceased grandfather would be 100 years old, in addition to two days later the traditional Trooping the Color parade would take place.