Why Prince Harry’s U.K. Comeback Will Be Without Meghan Markle

Prince Harry will one day permanently return to the U.K., but will do so without his wife, Meghan Markle, by his side, a prominent royal biographer has claimed.

Harry and Meghan moved to the U.S. after splitting from the monarchy in 2020 amid family tensions and have embarked on careers as philanthropists and entertainment industrialists.

Hugo Vickers, the author of several royal biographies and co-author of King Charles III’s cousin, Prince Edward the Duke of Kent’s, 2022 memoir A Royal Life, has given his assessment of Harry and Meghan’s future in a new interview for The Sun’s Royal Exclusive internet show.

Speaking to royal editor, Matt Wilkinson, Vickers described Harry as “angry” and a person who appeared to be “petrified” of losing his wife.

To this, Vickers gestured by splitting his hands in separate directions and responding: “I think he’ll come home.”

“I think he’ll come home and if he comes home we must be very nice to him because he won’t particularly want to,” he said. “He’s quite angry I think.”\

Clarifying whether he thinks Harry would be alone in his return, the author reflected that the prince’s father, Charles, would welcome his son home if the event arose.

“Yes, I do,” he said. “The king has left the door wide open for him to do that and he was doing such a good job before and…he looked so happy.”

“Usually,” he continued, “you’re happy when you’re doing your duty and you’re doing it for other people and you’re putting things into life. If you’re taking things out of life, at the risk of getting a lot of hate mail, I personally think that he looks like he’s petrified of losing her [Meghan] and looks slightly petrified of her.”

This is not the first time Vickers has shared his views on Harry and Meghan, having spoken before about his belief that the duchess had caused unnecessary strain to Queen Elizabeth II in her final years.

Speaking to Wilkinson, Vickers compared Meghan’s introduction to the royal family to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 as having been one of the biggest crises faced by the monarchy in the past 50 years.

“I suppose the death of Diana in 1997 was a big crisis point,” he said. “But, at the risk of being controversial, will the arrival of Meghan Markle prove to be a bigger one in the long run? Who knows?”

“I was in Windsor the day they got married,” he said of Harry and Meghan. “And the popularity and the good will towards them was enormous.”

Discounting the idea that the press were to blame for the erosion of the couple’s popularity, Vickers said Meghan “succeeded in eroding that very quickly and what I find unforgivable is the stress she put on the late queen in the last couple of years of her life.”

Despite Vickers’ thoughts, Harry has shown no sign that he is considering a move back to Britain.

During an Invictus Games visit to Canada with Meghan in February he told Good Morning America that he had even considered becoming a U.S. citizen.

“I have considered it,” he told show host Will Reeve, however, conceded it was not an imminent priority.

“American citizenship is a thought that has crossed my mind, but isn’t something that’s a high priority for me right now,” he said.


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