Us Weekly: Prince Harry's Trip Home Will Be Brief as He Wants to 'Get Back' to Meghan as Soon as Possible
The Duke of Sussex is planning his trip to the U.K. for the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue, but the royal is not going to be spending much time on home ground.
Prince Harry is on his way back to England to attend the statue's unveiling in honor of the late Princess Diana, but he isn't going for a leisurely visit.
An insider revealed that the Duke of Sussex wouldn't be staying in the U.K. for long because he is concerned about leaving Meghan Markle and their two children at home.
Prince Harry will be boarding the plane bound for England next week, his second trip to the U.K. this year. He was on home ground in April to attend Prince Philip's funeral but he won't be staying away for that long this time. The insider shared:
“It’ll be a fleeting visit. He’ll be in and out.”
The source cited Prince Harry's family, who will be staying behind in Montecito, as the reason the royal won't be spending much time in England before he heads back home.
Prince Charles continued to fund the Sussexes after Megxit, despite Harry's claims he was 'cut off' financially https://t.co/hZgDkxw7zM— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 23, 2021
The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California taking care of the couple's two-year-old son Archie and their newborn Lilibet. Their second child arrived on June 4; hence the family is still adjusting after welcoming their latest member.
The couple opted with the name Lilibet Diana for their second child, honoring Queen Elizabeth by using her nickname.
ITV News' royals reporter Lizzie Robinson confirmed that the new mother would be staying at home while Prince Harry flies over to attend the unveiling after other news outlets reported that Markle would be joining her husband.
Meghan will not fly to the UK to join Harry for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother Princess Diana on July 1st, a source confirmed after a US website claimed she would be attending— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) June 16, 2021
Prince Harry will be making the journey for the special unveiling of the statue erected in honor of his mother. The ceremony will take place on what would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday.
The statue, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, who has also worked on the designs of the Queen on British coins, will be revealed on July 1 at the Princess of Wales' former Kensington Palace residence.
The Duchess of Sussex will not fly to the UK to join Harry for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother, sources confirm, after a US website claimed she would join him. She’s just had a baby, they point out— Victoria Ward (@victoria_ward) June 16, 2021
While the statue's unveiling represents a special moment for Princess Diana's children, insiders doubt if the ceremony will be enough for the two princes to overcome the rift in their relationship.
Prince Charles has also made it very clear that he will not be attending the ceremony because he will be on a trip to Scotland; hence Prince Harry will most likely not be seeing his father while he is in England.
Prince Charles’ office has insisted he paid a “substantial sum” to his son Prince Harry to help him with his move to America.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 24, 2021
The Duke of Sussex had claimed that he was “literally cut off financially” by his family when the financial help stopped last summer. pic.twitter.com/7ZdBgnFn1x
The statue isn't the only special occasion where Prince Harry's mother has been honored and remembered recently. The Sussexes decided to give their daughter a piece of her late grandmother by giving her Diana as a second name.
The couple opted with the name Lilibet Diana for their second child, honoring Queen Elizabeth by using her nickname and also including Princess Diana in their family.