The Sun: Prince William Allegedly Fears Harry & Meghan's Return to the UK Next Week Will Outshine His Ireland Tour

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle scheduled to return to the UK in a few days, Prince William reportedly fears his Ireland tour might lose full media coverage.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate Middleton are scheduled to visit Ireland from March 3 to March 5.

The royal tour is meant to mark their first official visit to Ireland and focus on the relationship between the two countries ⁠— UK and Ireland ⁠— while giving the couple a chance to taste modern and traditional Irish culture.

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station on Mumbles Pier in Swansea on February 04, 2020, in South Wales. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station on Mumbles Pier in Swansea on February 04, 2020, in South Wales. | Source: Getty Images.

The royal pair would also hear more about Ireland's conservation initiatives, along with the opportunity to learn about local organizations that support young people. 

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to return to the UK to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5 in London.

This would be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first return home, since they announced their exit as senior royals, and part-time relocation to Canada.

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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Following the media's fascination with Harry and Meghan since their announcement dubbed "Megxit," Prince William allegedly fears that the arrival of his brother and his wife would take away the spotlight from his important visit to Ireland, with Kate.

A royal insider told The Sun that, "This sort of diary error would simply not have happened in the days before Harry decided to bale out of royal life."

This is not the first time that the brothers have faced issues since Megxit.

Prince William and Prince Harry host a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace on October 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

Prince William and Prince Harry host a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace on October 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.

There are usually private secretaries who plan the diaries of the Cambridges and the Sussexes to ensure that coverage of important events does not clash.

The source also added that although Prince William is glad to have his brother return, he wished that it was not the same time with his trip to Ireland, given that the media would be focused entirely on Harry and Meghan as "the big story." 

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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This is not the first time that the brothers have faced issues since Megxit. Just last month, the Queen gave Prince William the title which put him in charge of being the Her Majesty's personal representative,

"Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland."

This happened around the same time Harry lost his own "His Royal Highness" title, meaning that he and Meghan could no longer be referred to as His and Her royal highness.

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