Prince Harry Has Just Returned to the U.K.
The prodigal son has returned home, at least for the next couple of weeks. Prince Harry is back in the U.K. for the first time since announcing Megxit and finalizing the plans with his family. Since his final day as a working royal will be April 1, 2020 — the Duke of Sussex has an extremely hectic schedule ahead of him.
Prince Harry has returned to the U.K. a few days ahead of his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex who is set to return for her own final events in the coming days. Though many members of the British press and public are displeased about Megxit, the prince seems happy to be back on his old stomping ground as he gears up to transition into his new life.
Here’s a look a Prince Harry’s extremely hectic final royal schedule as well as some details of his homecoming.
Prince Harry might struggle with his new non-royal life
The prince has spoken openly about his eagerness for a quieter life away from the spotlight. Yet, being a financially independent private citizen is something he knows nothing about. In fact, some experts believe the Duke of Sussex is in way over his head.
“When I see now this road he’s taken, where he’s got to, more or less, start a whole new career — I don’t feel sorry for him, I wish him well,” Royal photographer Arthur Edwards told The Sun. “But I hope after a year he rethinks and comes back and rejoins the firm. He’s a boy who’s never had to worry about parking his car, he’s never had to worry about sorting out his tax returns or his insurance. All of this is going to be new to him. No one is going to do that for him now, he’s either going to have to do it himself or employ someone to do it, He’s going to find life, as most of us do, pretty tough. He’s 35 and he’s never had to do anything like that and he may wish he’d never gone down that road.”
This is Prince Harry’s final schedule as a working royal
After being in the inner fold of the royal family for his entire life, Prince Harry is ready to give it up for a happier, more peaceful and more private life. However, the Duke of Sussex has quite the number of events to attend before April.
On Fwb. 26, the prince will hold a coalition summit in Edinburgh with a sustainable tourism company Travalyst. Then on Feb. 28, Prince Harry will attend the Invictus Games Choir Visit with Jon Bon Jovi. On March 5, the prince will be joined by the Duchess of Sussex and they will attend the Endeavour Fund Awards together. The awards celebrate members of the Armed Forces Community who were injured or fell ill in service.
On March 6, the Duke of Sussex will appear at the official opening of Silverstone Experience with Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton. Then on March 7, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will attend the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
International Women’s Day falls on March 8, and the Sussexes will both attend an event surrounding the day. Then, on March 9, the couple will attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth.
Prince Harry has touched down in the U.K.
On Feb. 25, Prince Harry flew to London without Meghan, Duchess of Sussex or Archie Harrison. Noting the backlash that he and his wife have received previously about their carbon footprint, the prince opted to take the train from Heathrow to Edinburgh.
The Duchess of Sussex is expected to return to the U.K. at the top of March to carry out her final royal duties as well.