Prince Harry Will Reportedly Return to the U.K. in September — And Meghan Markle May Join Him

Prince Harry will reportedly return to the United Kingdom in September for a Princess Diana Memorial and Meghan Markle may join him for the trip.

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  • Just days after news that Prince Harry has returned to California (opens in new tab) from his most recent trip to the United Kingdom, reports are circulating that the Duke of Sussex will return home again in September.
  • According to the Daily MailKensington Palace (opens in new tab) is planning a larger celebration in honor of Princess Diana this fall after the unveiling ceremony had to be scaled down considerably because of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Sources say Meghan Markle could join Harry for his next trip across the pond, but also acknowledge that the trip, which will come just three months after the birth of the couple's second child, Lilibet Diana, could be scheduled too soon for Meghan to travel.

Prince Harry (opens in new tab) is reportedly planning another trip home to the United Kingdom this fall—and his wife, Meghan Markle (opens in new tab), may even accompany him.

Harry returned to California this weekend after a quick trip back across the pond to attend the unveiling a new statue in honor of his late mother, Princess Diana (opens in new tab), at Kensington Palace in London. The unveiling, which was held on what would have been Diana's 60th birthday, had to be scaled down from the royals' original plan due to COVID-19 restrictions.

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), "Kensington Palace has ambitions for another, larger event to be held in September that could welcome the project's donors and charity leaders." The paper reports that "it is hoped Harry could attend with wife Meghan," but notes that sources close to the royal family acknowledge that the date may be too soon after the birth of the couple's second child, Lilibet Diana (opens in new tab), to allow Meghan to travel (opens in new tab).

Royal sources seem hopeful that the September event could be the right time for "peace talks" between Harry and his brother, Prince William (opens in new tab), who reportedly didn't have much time to work on their relationship during the Duke of Sussex's (opens in new tab) most recent visit.

"It is a step forward but this was not the time or the place," a source told The Sun (opens in new tab). "September is a date pencilled in for a more extensive celebration of the statue, and Harry will want to return."


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