Queen will not turn her back on Prince Harry and will welcome him back if ‘America plans fail’

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England.
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The Queen is prepared to "warmly" forgive Prince Harry and welcome him back into the royal fold "through the back door" if his life in America fails him, a royal expert has claimed. 

The Queen will ‘orgive her grandson Prince Harry if he wants to return to the UK from his new life in America, despite reports of an ongoing rift between Prince Harry, Meghan and The Firm (opens in new tab).

Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back as senior royals (opens in new tab) in 2020 and moved to their new LA home (opens in new tab) to begin a new life of financial independence away from the royal spotlight. 

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: Queen Elizabeth II Laughs With Her Grandsons Prince William And Prince Harry On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace After The Trooping The Colour Parade. Wearing Formal Morning Suits But Without The Traditional Top Hats The Young Princes Joined Other Members Of The Royal Family For This Occasion To Mark The Queen's Official Birthday. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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Since heading across the pond, Harry and Meghan have spoken openly about the struggles they faced as senior royals, with the Duchess of Sussex even confessing that she was suicidal during her lowest moments of UK life.

This sparked reports of rifts, especially between Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, and their father, Prince Charles.

It’s been previously claimed that the Queen is the only one who can mend the rifts (opens in new tab), and royal expert, Margaret Hodden, says the monarch is fully prepared to forgive Prince Harry and fondly welcome him back, although he will never be able to reclaim his previous role. 

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.

Margaret told the Daily Express (opens in new tab), "Harry is in no danger of basking in the warm forgiveness of the Royal Family. But the Queen will not pull up the drawbridge.’

She continued, "He cannot return as a working royal – but a back door will be open if his American experiment fails."

However, Margaret has also warned that Harry’s upcoming bombshell memoir (opens in new tab) may only make matters worse and risks overshadowing the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 (opens in new tab).

She said, "The Platinum Jubilee celebrations next June cannot disguise the fact that this is a family torn by unsurvivable rifts and scandals."

Prince Harry announced he would be writing a memoir that will be published in 2022 and has left the royal family ‘despairing’ (opens in new tab) and the Queen extremely concerned (opens in new tab).  The memoir is set to be ‘wholly truthful’ depiction of Harry's life as a royal family member and his experience growing up as a Prince.