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Us Weekly: Prince Harry's Trip Home Will Be Brief as He Wants to 'Get Back' to Meghan as Soon as Possible

Jené Liebenberg
Jun 24, 2021
07:40 A.M.
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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.

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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.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex depart Canada House on January 07, 2020 in London, England. | Getty Images

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SECOND TRIP

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.

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STAYING BEHIND

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.

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THE UNVEILING

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.

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FAMILY TENSION

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.

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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.

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