Prince Harry, 36, is due to return to the UK at the beginning of July to unveil a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, with Prince William. But royal commentators believe Meghan Markle and Archie will not be joining Harry who now lives in LA. Royal expert Natalie Oliveri explained the reasons why the Duchess of Sussex will stay in the US.
Speaking to HoneyNine, Ms Oliveri said: “There are suggestions that the Duchess of Sussex will be travelling to the UK with her husband and baby Archie for these major events in the Royal Family.
“But now it’s appearing likely Meghan will stay back in LA, she will not make the trip to the UK with Archie.
“They’ve said it’s really for personal and practical reasons.
“One of the practical reasons of course is the coronavirus.
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“We don’t know what’s happening, the UK is in its third lockdown as I’ve said.
“It’s going to be very for anyone to travel there at the moment.
“Another reason is there is some suggestion that Meghan’s appearance from these events will take away from the events themselves.
“The attention will be focused on the drama that comes with being the Duchess of Sussex so no real plans set in stone but it’s very likely Harry will be there.”
“The Queen agreed to let him keep his three honorary military titles in obeyance until the 12-month probationary period was up.
“The Daily Telegraph was briefed by friends of Harry this week claiming he was determined to fight to keep these patronages.
“I’ve spoken to Buckingham Palace who are not commenting on the record but the definite guidance is they don’t feel their position has changed.
“It does need to be a clean break and Harry will have to relinquish those titles as well.
“It does seem like there could be another spat on the horizon and again that’s something the monarchy and also Harry and Meghan don’t need.”