Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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Royal commentators claim Prince Harry and Meghan will be feeling serious pressure to return to the UK ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Prince Harry and Meghan are reportedly set to be returning to the UK for the Queen’s Platnum Jubilee (opens in new tab) after Her Majesty extended an invitation in a bid to heal the royal rift.

Their trip to the UK will mark the first time Meghan has returned to the country since they stepped back as senior royals (opens in new tab). Despite the reports, their plans may have been thrown into disarray following Harry's security set backs, despite Prince Charles extending an olive branch for the couple to stay with him (opens in new tab).

However, a royal commentator claims the couple will be feeling immense pressure to return to the UK to keep up their royal image in the US.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England

Royal expert and host of Palace Confidential, Jo Elvin, discussed the subject with Richard Eden, saying, "It’s clear that the pressure is on Harry to make a return visit to the UK."

Richard replied, "Well, I think the pressure would come from himself as well. They need to keep up that royal link and that's what gives them the attraction and appeal in America.

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England

"I'm sure Harry, and maybe Meghan less so, but they do want to come back to Britain and I mentioned last week about the christening, you know Lilibet’s christening."

The couple's return to the UK (opens in new tab) has sparked fears that they could steal attention from the Queen’s historical moment, but The Firm (opens in new tab) is reportedly keen to heal the rift and desperate to meet the latest addition to the family, Lilibet.

Lilibet and The Queen share a special connection this year, as Lilibet's birthday falls on the same weekend that Her Majesty is marking her 70th year on the throne. This means that Lilibet may celebrate her 1st birthday in the UK (opens in new tab).

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.