Prince Harry Will Look Back and Regret Megxit Claims Royal Expert
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are spending their first few months outside of the British royal family a lot differently then they anticipated. The Sussexes’ exit from The Firm came after years of scrutiny and unfair treatment by the press and public. In the end, the duchess with her American origins, mixed-race heritage, and outspokenness never quite fit in with the traditional British institution.
As a result, the duke and the duchess decided that they’d be happier forging their own path outside of the royal family and all of the rules that come with it. Though Meghan and Prince Harry had a concrete plan for Megxit, no one could have predicted the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would ravage the globe.
Instead of a splashy announcement regarding their next steps, the Sussexes have been living in a temporary Los Angeles compound, unable to work or reach their audience and fans in any real way. In fact, one royal expert is convinced Prince Harry will regret Megxit sooner than later.
Prince Harry misses his family
Though the prince has been adamant that it was ultimately his choice to walk away from the royal family, it was still a difficult choice. “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said during a speech at a dinner for his charity, Sentebale. “It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always got it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”
Still, amid the virus, Prince Charles’ diagnosis, and the easing of tensions between himself and his older brother Prince William, the Duke of Sussex is finding it challenging to be so far from home.
“Harry has been staying in touch with his father and loves his grandmother,” an insider told Entertainment Tonight. “Harry misses his family.”
Prince Harry would be welcomed back to the British royal family
From his tumultuous teens and early 20s through today, Prince Harry has always been loved and embraced by the people of the U.K., even when he’s been rebellious. Therefore, he would be accepted back into the fold in a heartbeat should he ever decided to return.
“The love this country has for him has never stopped,” royal photographer Arthur Edwards explained to The Sun. “As far as the nation is concerned he is still their number one member of the Royal Family.”
His new life in LA, especially amid social distancing rules and quarantining certainly can’t be what the prince expected it would be. However, one royal expert is convinced he will be homesick for the U.K. in no time. “With the royals in isolation, there isn’t much they can do, although I suspect Harry will probably be feeling far from home right now,” royal expert Katie Nicholl said. “They won’t want to take any risks by traveling, and their priority is to keep Archie settled and in a routine. I think they will come to the U.K. when it is safer to do so.”
Prince Harry could look back and regret Megxit
Though he’s doing what’s best to protect his wife, after years of turmoil, Prince Harry might look back at this period and his life and regret it. Many royal fans and sources are concerned that the Sussexes’ move to LA was the wrong thing to do, especially since they are seeking a more private and peaceful life.
“I think it’s very disappointing,” royal author Robert Jobson told Hollywood Life. “I think he will look back at that and regret that. He has now been separated from his entire family in a degree of acrimony. He [has] none of his friends over there. He’s basically isolated and the things that he loved, the military side of things… that’s been taken away from him. I’ve known, well enough, Harry since he was a little boy and he loved the military since he was a little boy… I feel that he’s gonna regret this has happened.”
Jobson went on to express that he feels the Duchess of Sussex should have given her role more time. “It was a great role that [Meghan] got,” he says.”She gave up on it too soon. The biggest role of her life and she gave up on that… She could have asked for more help, a little more time, and it would have been given to her.”