Meghan Markle and Harry set to snub royal return next year – ‘UK clearly less important’ | Royal | News (Reports)


Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, sent shockwaves around the world after quitting their senior roles within the Royal Family at the end of March following the infamous ‘Sandringham Summit’. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently living in Santa Barbara in California after pressing ahead with their ambitions to become financially independent.

The couple have since signed a multi-million pound deal with US streaming giant Netflix and Spotify, as well as starting their own Archewell charity.

A 12-month review of the current arrangements will take place in just three months’ time.

Before breaking away from the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry had hoped for a dual role in supporting the Queen and earning their own money, but this could not be achieved and led to accusations of profiting from the monarchy.

They did, however, keep hold of their royal titles but Harry had ties to the military put on hold for a year.

According to royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, the couple will not seek a pathway back into the royal fold but Harry will want to have his links to the Armed Forces restored.

Speaking to, he said: “I don’t expect Harry and Meghan would want a route back into the Royal Family.

“They have largely achieved what they set out to do, are financially independent and await the end of the pandemic so they can launch Archewell.

“I do think Harry would like his military links returned and this will be discussed when the Sandringham Summit is reassessed before the end of March next year.”

Earlier this week, Meghan and Harry set out plans for their first project under the umbrella of their new Archewell foundation by joining forces with the charity World Central Kitchen and its Celebrity chef Jose Andres.

The initiative aims to build a series of Community Relief Centers for use during emergencies such as natural disasters, and also serve as food distribution hubs, schools and medical clinics.

Mr Fitzwilliams says the partnership is beneficial to Meghan and Harry as it has “global reach” and added it suggests the UK is “clearly less important to them”.

He added: “Archewell is a non-profit charitable organisation and I would expect it to champion diversity, female equality, the environment, mental health and other causes close to their heart.

“World Food Kitchen is particularly appropriate as they have a global reach.

“The UK is clearly less important to them.”

The collaboration will open its first of four centres on the Caribbean Island of Dominica in 2021.

The territory was hit by both Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017.

The second facility will be built in Puerto Rico, which was also affected by the storms.

Prince Harry said: “The health of our communities depends on our ability to connect with our shared humanity.

“When we think about Chef Andres and his incredible team at World Central Kitchen, we’re reminded that even during a year of unimaginable hardship, there are so many amazing people willing and working tirelessly to support each other.”


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