Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Visit U.K. Meetings With Queen, William, and Charles Not on Agenda (Yet).
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit the UK in early September, their first joint visit since the queen’s celebrations in June, it is only their second visit to the UK together since when they left the working royal ranks.
In a sign that the relationship between the palace and the Sussexes may be stabilizing again, a source at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast that they had received advance notice of the announcement being made. out Monday morning, but declined to say how much. The palace seemed comfortable on the visit.
A spokesman for the Sussexes said they would be visiting the UK to support charities “close to their hearts.” However, it is not revealed whether they will meet the queen, or meet Charles or William, with whom they have become estranged. The Daily Beast understands that Charles and William are treating Harry with caution until his memoirswill be out later this year, published.
Earlier this year, Harry refused to say that he “misses” his brother and father in an interview with Hoda Kotb.
The British stops will take place on the way back to an Invictus Games event in Düsseldorf, Germany. Harry helped organize the Paralympic-style event for injured servicemen more than a decade ago, and it has become one of his most enduring legacies.
There is no specific information on whether the couple will bring their children with them for the visit, however this is considered unlikely.
A statement released on behalf of the couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with a number of charities close to their hearts at the beginning. September”.
The published schedule will see them attend the One Young World Summit 2022 in Manchester on September 5, followed by an uplifting visit to Düsseldorf on September 6 for the “One Year to Make” event go” for the 2023 games to be held there. On September 8, while returning home, they will attend the British WellChild Awards.
Harry has been embroiled in a legal battle with the British government, saying he has been unfairly stripped of the auto police protection he was once entitled to, and that he should receive such protection with his family, when he was on English soil, “inherited” a security risk at birth.
Police have said that Harry will be fully protected but protection will take place on an ad hoc basis. However, Harry is said to have been flustered when, on a solo visit to London last year to unveil a statue of his mother in Kensington Gardens, he was aggressively pursued by photographers as he left an event. charity event. It is likely that a side arrangement for these visits was made to please Harry and to mean that he feels he can keep his family safe.
It will be interesting to see the reaction of the British public to the arrival of Harry and Meghan on British soil.
Although they certainly have a significant fan base, the couple still polarity data in England, where some people believe they have renounced their duties and betrayed the monarchy by giving a series of accusatory interviews in which they have accused the royal family of being racist. race and don’t care.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan said that an unnamed member of the royal family raised concerns about the possible skin color of their unborn children. Harry and Meghan have vowed never to reveal the identity of the alleged commenter, however there has been much speculation with various authors and reports naming different senior members of the family. family.
The couple’s last visit to the UK for their jubilee celebrations saw them assigned a largely unseen role. At an event where they appeared in public, a church service, they were booed by some in the crowd upon arrival and cheered by others. They were not invited to appear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace along with other members of the royal family nor appear to have been invited to a charity concert at Buckingham Palace on the final day of celebrations. . The couple landed on a private jet home to California before the concert began, which many understood was appropriate for the game of pique.