Royal Family News: Prince Harry Weighs Return to UK for Prince Phillip’s Service
In Royal Family News, Prince Harry must decide whether to return to the UK to attend the thanksgiving service for his late grandfather Prince Phillip while the security dispute is still looming.
On March 29, the Royal Family will gather at Westminster Abbey in London to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years. Prince Phillip passed away on April 9, 2021. Unfortunately, the Duke of Sussex is still embroiled in a legal row over security concerns should he return to the UK, per Newsweek.
Continue reading and we’ll fill you in.
Royal Family News: The Proverbial Ball is in the Government’s Court
In Royal Family News, Prince Harry is currently suing the British Government, via the High Court in London, for withholding police protection for both he and his family in spite of the fact that he offered to pay for it out of his own pocket. A legal representative for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their two children said that the family will be “unable to return” to Britain without the protection of London’s Metropolitan Police.
If the government is not compelled to provide security for the Sussexes, who now reside in Meghan Markle’s home state of California, Prince Harry may elect not to gather with the rest of the Royal family to honor his late grandfather.
Royal Family News: Will the Duke and Duchess Stand on the Buckingham Palace Balcony Once Again?
It’s important to note that the Duke of Sussex didn’t seem to need the security when he returned to the UK to unveil his mother, Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace in London. However, since the duke started this legal row, this will be the first time his resolve will be tested in this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year.
There are several events scheduled for this year and royals fans are watching closely to see if the Duke and Duchess will make their first public appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony since 2019. Should they decide to, this could help put them in a favorable position ahead of the release of Prince Harry’s memoirs later this year.
Royal Family News: Attendance Could Boost Prince’s Low Approval in UK
In April is the Invictus Games tournament for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women founded by Prince Harry and it’s anyone’s guess at this point whether the duke will attend. It’s important to note that Harry and Meghan are slipping in UK opinion polls after having gained some at the end of 2021, so it may be crucial that they make a decision on returning.
The prince’s ratings popped out of the negative for a bit after his interview with Oprah Winfrey. Be sure to stay caught up on all things royal and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates