Before returning to the United States, Prince Harry made a “tough to swallow” decision: “It’s big.”
PRINCE HARRY made a “tough to swallow” decision before leaving to the United States, with some criticizing his decision to stay in the UK for only a few days.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle left the firm last year in a historic decision, deciding to pack their belongings and relocate to the United Kingdom to begin a new “financially independent existence.” Harry has only been able to visit the UK twice since then, owing mostly to the coronavirus outbreak. He attended the funeral of his late-grandfather Prince Philip in April, and the installation of a memorial to his mother Princess Diana earlier this summer.
Meghan and the couple’s two small children, Archie and Lilibet, have not visited the UK since their parents opted to relocate to the United States, which is unfortunate for members of the Royal Family.
Harry’s relationship with the rest of the Windsors has deteriorated in recent months, particularly after he made a series of claims against the Firm in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired not long before Philip’s death and funeral, on matters such as race and mental health.
While many people were relieved to see Harry back with his family, several critics said his decision to leave the UK a day before his mourning grandmother, the Queen, was to celebrate her 95th birthday was “difficult to take.”
Her Majesty’s birthday was the first in 75 years that she did not share with the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen was reportedly marking her milestone with her two sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, on Wednesday, but Harry had already returned to the United States. Philip’s funeral took place on Saturday, but by the time the Queen was reportedly marking her milestone with her two sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, on Wednesday, Harry had already returned to the United States.
It was speculated that Harry’s decision was influenced by the fact that Meghan was significantly pregnant with their second child, Lilibet, and he wanted to stay at her side.
However, royal journalist Daniela Elser believes the Queen’s grandson made a “major” move.
“After more than a year away, a year that has seen probably irreversible harm done to the fabric of the house of Windsor, that Harry chose not to be present for Her Majesty this week is hard,” Ms Elser wrote for the New Zealand Herald after the funeral.