Prince Harry Should Have Returned to the United Kingdom This Weekend for the London Marathon

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially out of the royal spotlight and living in Los Angeles with their son, Archie Harrison. The couple’s exit from the royal family went into effect at the end of March and they will now split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are starting their new lives in LA, Harry should have been back home this weekend for the London Marathon.

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Prince Harry at the London Marathon in 2018 | Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle start fresh in LA

At the end of March, Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, moved from Canada to LA. All signs point to the couple establishing a base in the area where they will run their new foundation, Archewell.

Although they were planning on moving forward with their new charity, the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to their plans. Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan are helping people who have been hit hard by the virus.

This includes handing out food packages with a local charity and giving back to the community the best way they can.

When they are not helping out their neighbors, Harry and Meghan have been hunkering down in their house amid a statewide lockdown. Like other members of the royal family, the Sussexes are living in isolation until the crisis is over, which means no trips to the UK in the near future.

The Duke of Sussex should have returned to the UK this weekend

Royal watchers expected to see Harry at this year’s London Marathon. The event was scheduled to go down on April 26 but has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first year in the history of the marathon that event organizers have postponed it. The 26.2-mile race was first launched back in 1981. It is now scheduled to take place in October and fans are expecting Prince Harry to make an appearance (as long as the event does not suffer any more delays).

Harry would have likely made an appearance at the games in April because he is the patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, Hello! reports. Since 2012, Harry has been at the finish line at nearly every London Marathon race, handing out medals to the winners.

The Duke of Sussex even made it to the event last year when Meghan was near her due date. In 2018, Harry skipped the event but Queen Elizabeth stood in for him. And three years ago, Harry brought along Prince William and Kate Middleton, who helped cheer on the runners.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working on a new biography

While fans wait to see when Harry returns to the UK, he and Meghan will be looking for ways to earn a living in LA. As a way to make money and tell their side of the story, inside sources told Mirror that the Sussexes are going to write a biography with the tentative title, Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World of Harry and Meghan.

The biography is allegedly over 300 pages and is meant to portray the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a positive light.

Prince Harry and Meghan have not commented on the book. The news comes following the couple’s announcement that they will no longer work with a select number of British media outlets.

Have Harry and Meghan moved to a paparazzi hotspot?

On reason Harry and Meghan left the royal family was to get out of the spotlight, but one celebrity photographer believes they are moving to a paparazzi hotspot. The couple is reportedly living in a gated community in Malibu called Serra Retreat. 

According to Page Six, photographer Mark Karloff says that Prince Harry and Meghan’s new community is a hotbed for the paparazzi, who often camp out for a chance to spot a celebrity.

“This is LA, there are probably 200 to 300 photographers around, they’re really hungry for pictures right now,” he explained. “If they were out and about, they could expect to get it constantly if they decide to frequent any place.”

Karloff added that the Sussexes will need to reach a deal with the paparazzi that gives them some kind of access to their lives. If not, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle run the risk of making the photographers “more aggressive.”