UK has ‘responsibility’ to protect Prince Harry, expert says
Prince Harry will return to the UK for the first time since the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. He and his wife Meghan Markle will make stops in London and Manchester, as well as a trip to Germany for a special Invictus Games event. It is unclear whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reunite with members of the Royal Family.
Although it was rumored the couple wanted to make time to visit the Queen, reports claimed they had no plans to see Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to leave their London home of Kensington Palace and move to Adelaide Cottage, a four-bed property on the Windsor Estate.
Their move will bring them closer to the Queen, who lives at Windsor Castle, allowing them to continue to take on more responsibility within The Firm.
Kate and William are expected to take on new roles in the near future. and although it has not been confirmed, the Duke will likely become the next Prince of Wales, taking the title from his father Prince Charles once he becomes king.
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Harry offered to take the top job for his brother William.
Kate and William are moving to Windsor, which means they’ll be closer to the Queen.
Meanwhile, the Duchess has been tipped to take on the title of Princess of Wales, which will make her the first to use the style since Diana, Princess of Wales.
William’s future in the royal family has been set in stone since birth, but that doesn’t mean the prince was always happy with the path he was destined to take.
But while William was unsure of his future role, his younger brother Prince Harry was eagerly waiting in the wings to take on the responsibility.
Kinsey Schofield, the founder of Los Angeles-based royal site ToDiForDaily.com, told Express.co.uk that Harry had offered to take on the top job for his brother.
She said: “Diana never wanted Harry to feel inferior to her. She called him ‘good King Harry’ for that reason.
William is destined to be king, while Harry has been called “reserved”.
“And when they were growing up, William would laugh at the idea of being king, but Prince Harry would say, ‘I’ll do it for you. I’ll be king.
“Diana wanted him to feel worthy of it.
“She loved that fire in Prince Harry. She loved that he was quite ambitious and so eager to take on such a role.
James Patterson, a highly respected author whose most recent book explores Princess Diana’s role as a mother, backed up Ms Schofield’s claim by describing how Harry earned his nickname ‘good King Harry’.
Diana loved “Prince Harry’s fire” and admired his ambition.
He told Fox News Digital last week: “William was ‘a handful’ who didn’t like being told how to behave. William once reportedly replied, ‘I don’t want to be king.’
“When Harry joked, ‘Well, I’ll do the work for you then,’ the nickname was born.”
But despite his eagerness, Harry’s offer was not accepted and William is ready to fulfill his destiny as a future monarch.
And while William has devoted himself to a life of duty, Harry is no longer an active member of the Royal Family.
At the start of 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would be stepping down from their leadership roles at the firm and moving to the United States.
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They moved to North America before settling in California, where they now live with their two children.
Ms Schofield claims Harry lost his ‘cheerleader’ after the tragic death of Princess Diana in August 1997.
She said: “I think Harry has lost his cheerleader. We know that once she [Diana] deceased, Prince William began to spend a lot of time with the Queen in private.
“We know the Queen Mother treated Prince Harry differently than she treated Prince William because Harry was the ‘stand-in’.
Meghan and Harry stepped down from their roles in the Royal Family in 2020.
“So I think maybe he lacked a bit of that encouragement when Princess Diana left us.”
The author went on to say that Meghan now fills the role of Harry’s “cheerleader” who “elevates and wraps him up in a way he has missed since losing his mother”.
She continued: “They really support each other and no matter how much people dislike Meghan Markle, I think she makes it whole.”
While it was initially said the Sussexes hoped to continue carrying out engagements on behalf of the Queen, a statement from Buckingham Palace later said: “Following conversations with the Duke, the Queen has written confirming that by stepping away from the work of the royal family, it is not possible to continue to assume the responsibilities and duties that accompany a life of public service.
Timeline of Meghan and Harry’s relationship.
“While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.”
Harry and Meghan forged new careers in the United States; they signed deals with streaming giants Spotify and Netflix, pursued philanthropic and humanitarian projects, and continued to work with major charities.
The Duke remains heavily involved with the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veterans and service members, founded in 2014.
In April, he and Meghan traveled to the Netherlands for the 2020 Games, which were twice postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
During the opening ceremony of the Games, the Duchess publicly declared her love for her ‘incredible’ husband, saying she ‘couldn’t love and respect him more’ as she introduced the Duke on stage during of the event in The Hague.
Meghan and Harry recently made a trip to New York for an important event.
Most recently, Meghan sat in the audience during Harry’s opening speech at an informal meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
And according to body language expert Judi James, the Duchess offered her husband “silent support” as she “calmed his nerves”.
Ms James previously told Express.co.uk: “When Harry was giving his speech, there were strong signs that Meghan was, understandably, offering quiet support and encouragement from her place in the audience.
“Her hand clasp twisted in her lap in empathetic tension as she watched him deliver his important speech.”