Prince Harry Reportedly Wanted To Extend Recent U.K. Family Visit
According to an inside source, Prince Harry would have liked to spend even more time in the United Kingdom during his last visit! The Duke of Sussex was recently in London for Prince Philip's funeral, where he reconnected with several family members. Get more details here!
Prince Harry supposedly wanted to spend a little more time back in Britain! A source close to Harry recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight about the Duke of Sussex's feelings regarding his return to the United Kingdom earlier this month.
Harry wanted to spend "a bit longer" back in London
Harry arrived back in the United Kingdom on April 12, days before Prince Philip's funeral service. He then spent time quarantining at Nottingham Cottage until April 17, when the service took place at St George's Chapel. According to reports, Harry also met with several members of the royal family— father Prince Charles, brother Prince William, and grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
Despite previous reports of a "frosty" reception, the source suggests the Duke of Sussex was glad to be back in London. The insider even commented that Harry "wished he'd been able to stay a bit longer." As of late, Harry and William have been spending time discussing their mother's upcoming tribute, said to "remain fully committed to carrying on Diana’s legacy jointly."
Harry chose not to stay in the U.K. for queen's birthday
Harry may have wanted to extend his London trip, but he had several reasons to return to the United States shortly after Philip's funeral. While it was speculated that the Duke of Sussex might spend a few extra days in the U.K. for Queen Elizabeth II's birthday with the rest of the royal family, Harry arrived back in Montecito on April 21.
According to reports, the royal was spotted attending a lunch meeting with Wallis Annenberg on the day of the queen's birthday. Harry also flew back to California so that he could be with wife Meghan Markle— who is currently expecting a baby girl— and their 1-year-old son, Archie.