Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could delay their return to the UK as far back as next autumn, according to a source. Entertainment Tonight were told that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have “no imminent plans to go overseas”. This has been put down to the two royals being “busy” with their new projects as well as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The ET narrator said: “Our source adds that they initially had plans to return to the UK in January for Meghan’s case against Associated Newspapers and the Mail on Sunday.
“But since the case was postponed until next fall, the source says there are no imminent plans to go overseas.
“This is especially given the travel restrictions related to the pandemic.
“It looks like they’ll be busy stateside with a new project anyway.”
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The Duchess is suing Associated Newspapers over five articles published that included contents of a private letter she sent to her father in August 2018 without her permission.
The publisher denies allegations of wrongdoing.
The trial, which was originally due to take place in January 2021, has now been delayed until October.
Due to current COVID-19 travel restrictions, the couple would have had to self-isolate for two weeks between Christmas and New Years to make the original date.
In a statement following the official announcement, the Sussexes said: “What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction.
“With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so.
“When we hear each other, and hear each other’s stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are.”
The series will officially premiere in 2021.
However, a ‘Holiday Special’ will be released first in time for Christmas next week.