Prince Harry news: Duke could be ‘pressured’ into UK return with Meghan Markle | Royal | News (Reports)


The Duke, along with Meghan Markle, stepped down from senior royal duties earlier this year amid their move to the United States. The move has seen the Sussexes become more vocal about certain issues such as politics, and has granted them more freedom in pursuing their own income.

However, royal analyst Penny Junor has said one of Harry’s former army seniors – General Sir Richard Dannatt – could pressure the Prince into revisiting the UK.

Last weekend, General Sir Dannatt said in an interview with the Sunday People: “He makes his own choices but we miss him and I hope that in a change of circumstances, that I can’t envisage, he returns to take up more ­traditional royal duties.”

The army general added since the Duke is now thousands of miles away, “he is not as available” to support “the needs of veterans”.

On the other hand, General Sir Dannatt said the move to the US is “their life choice and I don’t criticise them for that”.

Mrs Junor, writing in the Mirror, claimed this week the army was “the making of Harry” and that he had found “something he was good at” during his time there.

The royal author added: “He also proved to be a very gifted leader, able to motivate a team of people while earning their respect and affection.”

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Prince Harry also founded the Invictus Games, a sporting competition exclusively for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

The Invictus Games Foundation says the Duke, despite his distance, is still involved in the Games.

The Foundation states on its website: “He remains fully committed to the Invictus Games and to the Invictus Games Foundation and will continue to do so.”

The next Invictus Games is due to take place in May or June 2021, the Foundation said in March this year.

Meanwhile, Mrs Junor has also addressed the role of the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in the US move.

She suggested the Royal Family would not enable Meghan to achieve her political ambitions, stating that although it can be “an unparalleled platform for charitable work … it is not the springboard for changing the world”.

Mrs Junor added the Duchess “is clearly passionate about standing up and being counted,” and that “I can’t see Meghan ever wanting a way back.”

Harry, Meghan, and their son Archie are currently living in the Californian region of Santa Barbara.

They have since announced a deal with video streaming service Netflix to produce content for the platform.


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