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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex officially left their royal duties on March 31 and news about the couple’s adjustment to their new life in the spotlight has been sparse. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic dominating the news cycle, headlines about the Sussexes aren’t as prolific as they were in the days surrounding their exit, so it’s unclear how their transition to normal life has played out. One royal expert believes that Prince Harry is especially missing his family because of the current health crisis.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Expert claims Prince Harry is missing his family now

Given the pandemic, the time away from his family is likely making him miss home more than usual, according to one royal expert.  

“I think we all hope that after such a rumpus that Meghan and Harry have found the happiness and peace they hoped for in their new life,” Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, told Fabulous.

She added, “But there is no doubt Harry must be missing his family during these strange times and must be thinking how much more he could do if he was here.”

A source shared with the Daily Telegraph that Prince Harry told friends of his surprise over how things shook out. “He has been telling friends that he still can’t believe this has happened,” the insider noted, adding, “He can’t believe his life has been turned upside down.”

While Prince Harry said that his relationship with Meghan has been great, the insider shared, “I don’t think he foresaw things turning out quite as they did.”

The Sussexes’ biographer confirms they couldn’t have expected Megxit

Expert Omid Scobie, who co-wrote the upcoming tell-all book about Prince Harry and MeghanFinding Freedom, shared the same sentiment about how the couple couldn’t have expected the way things turned out. As a royal expert who has been granted inside access to the couple’s engagements and knows them personally, Scobie offered his perspective on how the Sussexes really couldn’t have foreseen how Megxit played out.

“These are things that no one expected. I don’t think even Harry and Meghan, who by their own accounts struggled with the realities of the situations they were in, expected things to sort of turn out the way they did,” Scobie shared on the May 5 episode of the Heirpod podcast.

The queen is missing Prince Harry during this time

Despite getting the queen’s blessing for their exit plan, Seward is certain that the queen is feeling sadness for Prince Harry, as he had a “promising” royal life.

“The queen feels very sad that Harry, whose royal life seemed so promising, has decided to opt out. She regarded him as a wonderful asset to the monarchy because of his youth and popularity and unique way with people.”

She continued, “But now she will just wish them both the best and hope they make a success of it without embarrassing the royal family.”