Prince Harry Is Preparing for a Tough Talk With Queen Elizabeth II When He Returns To the U.K., Source Says

Though he dealt with a ton of naysayers regarding how he would adjust to life as a civilian after a lifetime in the British royal family, Prince Harry is thriving. The Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have left their royal life and moved with their son Archie Harrison to Meghan’s home state of California.

During the couple’s first several months following their final royal engagements, they remained extremely lowkey. However, recently they’ve emerged as a vocal force, signing a mega-watt deal with Netflix, and speaking out against racism, bullying, and urging Americans to vote.

All of this has seemingly caught the royal family off guard. Though he’s been unable to travel due to COVID-19, the prince is reportedly looking to head home to the U.K. before the end of the year. In fact, he is allegedly preparing himself for a tough talk with Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. | Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Prince Harry was unhappy in the British royal family for years before he left

Though many people have pointed their finger at Meghan for Prince Harry’s royal exit, the truth is, the prince was struggling to define himself outside of his brother, Prince William’s shadow for years.

Princess Diana’s tragic death in 1997 changed Prince Harry’s life forever, especially when it came to how he saw the royals’ relationship with the media. Additionally, as the Cambridge family grew, and he retired from the Royal Army, Harry struggled to determine his own royal legacy. A source told The Sun,

The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time. He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year. Meghan supported Harry’s decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been ruffling a lot of feathers post-Megxit

Since Megxit, Prince Harry, and Meghan have been ruffling more than a few feathers. Not only have they called out the U.K. for racism, but they also spoke candidly about the royal family’s role in colonization.

It appears that that neglected to tell the royals about their Netflix deal which The Firm is not too keen about. A royal insider told Entertainment Tonight that the royals are “concerned Meghan and Harry’s deal will distract from the work of other senior royals including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles.”

More than that, the pair have urged Americans to vote in the upcoming Presidential election which has reportedly alarmed the royal family who remains neutral on politics and doesn’t vote. The royals were reportedly so shocked that they put distance between themselves and the Sussexes.

“They are not commenting on this,” Daily Mail reporter Rebecca English shared via Twitter. “The Duke is not a working member of the Royal Family and any comments he makes are made in a personal capacity.”

Prince Harry will have a tough talk with Queen Elizabeth when he returns to the U.K. in the coming weeks

Though he talks regularly with his family, Prince Harry is well aware that he is stepping outside the box. When he returns to the U.K. before 2021, the duke is reportedly preparing for some very tough talks.

“Staff at Windsor have been told to prepare for the possibility Harry could come back,” an insider told om The Sun. “They are told that it could be within weeks but Meghan’s name was not mentioned. There are all sorts of issues to speak about—not only his political statements but also his visa situation in the U.S. Even though he would have to isolate for two weeks, the estate is large enough for talks in a socially distanced way.”

Though the prince obviously loves his family, one royal expert doesn’t think that he and Meghan have any regrets about how they’ve handled things. “Harry and Meghan have burnt some significant bridges that may be beyond repair,” royal biographer Penny Junor told The Mirror. “Right now, that doesn’t seem to bother them. And I can’t see Meghan ever wanting a way back.”