Back in the UK to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, Prince Harry should not delay to return to the United States. The Duke of Sussex wants to be as soon as possible with Meghan Markle, whose delivery is scheduled for this summer.
His return to the Windsor clan is among the most anticipated events of the week. While he had not set foot in the United Kingdom since March 2020, Prince Harry left the United States to join his family and support Elizabeth II at the funeral of Prince Philip, who died this Friday, April 9, at the age of 99. The Duke of Sussex traveled without Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with their second child and who, according to doctors’ recommendations, could not fly. According to new information, revealed by Page Six this Tuesday, April 13, the couple should not remain separated for long, as Prince Harry is expected to return right after saying goodbye to his grandfather.
Upon hearing of the death of Prince Philip, Prince Harry was able to reach the United Kingdom through a national interest exception, as part of a funeral for a family member. Upon his arrival in England, as required by the anti-covid rules, the Duke of Sussex was placed in quarantine. An isolation from which he will be able to break five days later, on April 17, during the ceremony in tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
First face-to-face since the interview with Oprah
The reunion between Prince Harry and the royal family, especially with Prince William, will be particularly scrutinized. The two brothers will walk side by side behind the coffin of their grandfather, as they had done at the death of Lady Diana. While he has renounced his royal titles and commitments, the Duke of Sussex will not be able to appear in his military uniform.
A sartorial detail symbolic of the distance he has taken with Buckingham Palace. For nearly a year, Prince Harry has joined the other side of the Atlantic. After moving to Canada, he now lives with Meghan Markle in Montecito, California. On April 17, he will have to face his family without the Duchess of Sussex, while the cut had created a shock wave during an interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
Meghan Markle absent from Prince Philip’s funeral: What Elizabeth II thinks
It is without his wife that Prince Harry will attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip this Saturday, April 17. Because of her pregnancy, Meghan Markle could not make the trip. A decision that respects Queen Elizabeth II.
Meghan Markle will be absent. This Saturday, April 17, will be held the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. These will be held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, where an intimate ceremony will be held to which only about thirty people have been invited. If Prince Harry made the trip to address a final farewell to his grandfather, it is without his wife Meghan Markle that he was seen at Heathrow Airport in London, on April 11. Indeed, if she did everything to accompany her husband, the former actress of Suits was not allowed by her doctors to take the plane because of her already advanced pregnancy. For recall, the mom of Archie is currently pregnant with her second child.
While some say that the Duchess of Sussex made the choice not to come “so as not to be the center of attention,” a source told People magazine that Queen Elizabeth II understood Meghan’s decision perfectly. “It was always a given that Harry would return to England for the death of his grandfather,” explained the source, who said that the Sussexes returned “in contact with the queen” just after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Meghan would have even directly presented her condolences to the monarch by talking to her.
Meghan Markle ready to forgive the royal family?
After being particularly virulent towards the royal family in her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, this sad event will perhaps be the opportunity for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to bury the hatchet. In any case, it seems that Meghan, is ready to move forward and wipe the slate clean, as one of her close friends told the Daily Mail: “Meghan said that it is in these moments that the family must come together, put aside their differences and unite. She added that this is what Prince Philip would have wanted and that she is ready to forgive and move on,” the anonymous source said.
Elizabeth II and Harry: a peace agreement in sight
An evil for a good? The Queen of England could take advantage of Prince Philip’s funeral to renew ties with her grandson, Prince Harry, after his departure from the royal family.
Nearly a year after Meghan Markle and Harry slammed the door on the royal family and moved to the United States, the prince returned to England on Tuesday, April 13, to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth II should take the opportunity to take out the white flag and make peace with her grandson, reports our source.
In an editorial in the British magazine The Sun, journalist and royal biographer Tom Bower reveals that while Queen Elizabeth II will of course be focused on the funeral of her late husband, she will not fail to try to reconnect with her grandson. “If at the sight of the coffin of his grandfather and grandmother in mourning, Harry makes amends, perhaps he will be able to get closer again to Charles and his brother William,” he writes.
A page is turned?
“If Harry decides to stay in Britain for a few days, the Queen will surely try to ‘sign a peace deal’ with him,” Bower continues. “The death of a loved one always pushes people to forgive and love each other.” And this even though, by the Sun columnist’s admission, the queen is still “mortified” by her grandson’s actions. “Philip would have been the first to tell Harry that he will never truly find peace and happiness away from his family, surrounded only by superficial Hollywood celebrities,” Bower adds, however.
The fact remains that Prince Philip’s funeral will be the first time Harry will see his loved ones again since he and Meghan gave an interview to talk show star Oprah Winfrey. And the pill may not be swallowed yet.
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