MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are “firmly planting their roots” in the US and may delay their family’s return to the UK until they are fully established, a royal commentator suggested.
American experts Rachel Burfield and Jessica Robinson have commented on the christening of Lilibet Diana, saying that they are unsure whether Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would return to the UK for the ceremony. Ms Burfield suggested the Duchess of Sussex may wait before returning to the UK with her two children as the couple seeks to fully settle down into a life away from the Royal Family.
Speaking on Podcast Royal, Rachel Burfield said: “For comparison’s sake, Archie was born on May 6.
“He was christened on July 6.
“Lily was born on June 4. And it’s now October 12.
“So, I don’t know if they’re going to do a public christening.”
She went on: “I don’t know if Megan has…I don’t know their intentions but I don’t know if they will come back to the UK for a while.
“I hope they’ll come back for the Platinum Jubilee and for Trooping the Colour and all of that.
“But I think they’re just firmly planting roots in California.”
“And I don’t know if we’ll see them across the pond anytime soon.”
Ms Robinsonalso commented: “Yeah, I think I’m there with you on that.
“I don’t know that we’ll see them at Trooping the Colour but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them for the Platinum Jubilee.
“I don’t really expect them before then, though.”
Ms Burfield said: “Yeah, I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t hold my breath for them to be in the UK before Platinum Jubilee at the earliest.
“So hopefully they’ll come then but it’s their life their call.”
Meghan Markle has not returned to the UK since she and Prince Harry attended their last round of Royal Family events in March 2020.
The couple relocated to California shortly before travel between the UK and the US was shut down at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Duke of Sussex briefly returned in April to attend Prince Philip’s funeral alongside his older brother Prince William and his grandmother the Queen.
The Duchess of Sussex, who was then seven months pregnant, was reportedly advised against travelling by her doctors.