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Death of Prince Philip: Prince Harry to return to the UK for the first time in a year

According to our sources, Prince Harry is preparing to return to the United Kingdom for the first time in a year, to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip.

He will make the trip for his grandfather. This Friday, April 9, Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 years. A sad news for the royal family that mourns the loss of one of their pillars. The Duke of Edinburgh leaves behind his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, who has shared his life for over 70 years, but also his four children and his many grandchildren, including Prince Harry. If the latter is currently in California, where he has been living for a year with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie, he is preparing to cross the Atlantic to support his family in this ordeal.

Indeed, a source close to the Sussexes would have reported to our source that the brother of Prince William “is going to do everything possible to return to the UK”: “He wants to be there for his family, and in particular for his grandmother, during this horrible time.” said the source who indicates on the other hand that it is not certain that Meghan will be part of the trip: “Meghan is obviously pregnant, so she will have to seek advice from her doctors to know if it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will certainly go.”

Harry’s return is highly anticipated in England, it has indeed been a year since Prince Charles’ son set foot in his country of birth after drawing a line under his royal life. While Harry is on the outs with his family, especially since the broadcast of his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, this event as dramatic as it may be will perhaps allow to sweep away the differences and to resolder the clan.

Harry had already planned everything

In fact, Prince Harry has been ready to return to England for some time now. He was already very worried about his grandfather following his hospitalization last February. Our source said at that time that Archie‘s dad had decided to prepare a private jet in case he had to return urgently to the UK. Finally, Diana’s son certainly thought his grandfather was out of the woods when he was discharged from the hospital on March 16. The news about his situation was indeed rather reassuring. Unfortunately, Prince Philip did not get to see his grandson one last time before he passed away forever.

Death of Prince Philip: why Meghan Markle may not come to his funeral

Months pregnant, Meghan Markle may not come to the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9. She must indeed obtain the green light from her doctors.

Tragic news within the British royal family. After more than seventy years in the service of the Crown, Prince Philip, the husband of Elizabeth II, died at the age of 99, this April 9. “It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband. Her Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family joins people around the world in mourning his loss,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. A heavy loss that will force Prince Harry to return to the United Kingdom in a hurry. Now installed in the United States, the grandson of Prince Philip had apparently not planned to return soon in his native country.

If the young man should make the trip for the funeral of his grandfather, it may not be the same for his wife, Meghan Markle. Because the young woman is pregnant with their second child at a fairly advanced stage, due to give birth in the summer. This could make it difficult for her to fly. “Meghan is very pregnant, so she will have to seek advice from her doctors on whether it is safe to travel, but I think Harry will certainly go,” said a source close to the monarchy.

Prince Harry’s return in disaster

Very close to his grandfather, Prince Harry, however, has not been able to see him since March 2020, when he left to live in North America. Despite this distance, the young man remained very concerned about the health of his grandfather, regularly taking news of him. He had even planned to return to the United Kingdom next June to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh. An opportunity missed for the Duke of Sussex who now intends to be present with his family in this sad period. “Harry will do absolutely everything possible to return to the UK and be with his family,” explained the same source. Even according to our sources, he would like “nothing more” than to be at his grandmother’s side to support her. Now remains to organize the return of the prodigal son.

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