Prince Harry reportedly is preparing to return to the U.K. to be with Queen Elizabeth and the royal family after the death of Prince Philip, as Buckingham Palace announced that his grandfather’s funeral next Saturday will be a scaled-back service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But it’s not known whether COVID travel restrictions will affect Harry’s return from the United States, whether his pregnant wife Meghan Markle will accompany him and what kind of reception the couple would receive in the U.K. — a month after they accused the royal family of being racist and cruel during their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Harry will absolutely do his utmost to get back to the U.K. and be with his family,” a source close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Daily Mail. “He will want nothing more than to be there for his family, and particularly his grandmother, during this awful time.”
People magazine also reported that Harry is likely to return to the U.K for the first time since he and Meghan stepped away from royal duties and moved to California.
As for Meghan, she is pregnant with the couple’s second child and is due to give birth some time in the summer.
“Meghan is obviously pregnant so she will need to take advice from her doctors about whether it is safe for her to travel, but I think Harry will definitely go,” the source said. Royal commentators have said her pregnancy makes it less likely that she will make the trip with her husband,