Prince Harry faces the 'ultimate test' over his big UK return

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the Patron of the Rugby Football League hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23rd through to November 27th, 2021 in 17 cities across England.
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Prince Harry could be facing a major dilemma over whether to return to the UK as he may "forever regret" missing the Queen's Jubilee, a royal expert says.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it was reported that Prince Harry and Meghan were gearing up to make their big return to the UK.

However, after taking legal action over his security, and relationships with the Firm souring over his upcoming memoir that could ‘shake the monarchy to its core’ - royal author Tom Bower claims Harry could be facing the "ultimate test" over his return.

The trip would mark the first time Harry has travelled back to the UK since Prince Philip's funeral, and will likely see him make the journey without Meghan, as she reportedly has no intention of ever returning.

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.

Bower told Closer, "The next few months will be the ultimate test for Harry, the ultimate dilemma. He insists he adores his grandmother, so will he come back to support her at Prince Philip’s memorial service, and will he come back to support her and celebrate her reign in the Platinum Jubilee? These are milestone moments and, sadly, time is running out."

He continued, "If he doesn’t come back, it’s a clear statement of where lies his loyalty and his own interest. He’s had many opportunities to return home and spend time with his family – and hasn’t – but this really will show where his and Meghan’s mindsets are."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England.

The new father of two also has his children to think of, as he is "determined" to not let Archie and Lilibet be robbed of a royal life or relationships with their cousins. His father, Prince Charles is also said to be facing heartbreak over having never met Lilibet.

Bower also hinted about the Queen's recent health scare after testing positive for Covid-19. He remarked, "If they don’t come back soon, and Lilibet doesn’t meet the Queen and Harry doesn’t celebrate her life and reign with her, it could be something he comes to regret forever."

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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 and My Imperfect Life.