Prince Harry ‘upset’ he can’t visit the Queen at Balmoral, all evidence to the contrary

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend "This Girl Can" campaign at Government House

Prince Harry did a Zoom chat with British rugby legend Ellery Hanley several days ago. That was the conversation where Harry mentioned that, without the pandemic, he would have already come back to the UK this year. People took that to mean that Harry hates California and he’s dying to come back to the UK without his son and wife. What they missed from the conversation was Harry going on and on about how he loves the space they have in California and how he loves that his son has enough room to grow. Harry said California is “fantastic” and he’s “loving it.” I bring this up because of course there’s a narrative that Harry is so sad to be in America and Mean Meg forces him to stay. Add this story to the pile:

Prince Harry is said to be ‘upset’ at being unable to travel to Balmoral to spend time with his brother and grandmother – while his wife Meghan is reportedly ‘too busy’ to worry about it. The Sussexes had been invited to join the annual getaway in Scotland, and in March reportedly accepted the invitation. By June, with the scale of the pandemic becoming clear, it was increasingly obvious that the trip would not happen.

And the prince is reportedly frustrated ‘that he can’t make’ the journey, due to the coronavirus crisis, according to insiders who spoke to In Touch Weekly. The 35-year-old Duke of Sussex would likely raise eyebrows by traveling during the pandemic, even though he likely could if he wished to – albeit with lengthy stays in quarantine. The UK requires anyone flying from the US to quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

The return journey would be more problematic, as the US government has ruled that anybody who has been in the United Kingdom during the past 14 days may not enter the United States at this time. But there are exceptions for US citizens, legal permanent residents, and their immediate family members – so Harry would be able to get in as Meghan is a citizen. But it’s likely the family would still need to quarantine after arriving back in LA.

Meghan, however, is reportedly not concerned that the couple can’t make the trip, In Touch Weekly reported. ‘[She] doesn’t feel like she’s missing out,’ an ‘insider’ said. ‘She’s been too busy decorating their new Montecito mansion.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I laughed. It’s clear that the British press wants to find some way to manipulate Harry into coming back to the UK alone, and then somehow forcing him to stay through legal trickery and pandemic quarantines. It’s quite clear that Harry knows there are ways he could return to the UK for a visit or for work this fall and he’s just choosing not to. He is the one saying no, he is the one who doesn’t want to travel abroad at the moment. And I can’t blame him. As for Meghan decorating their mansion…lol. Imagine what she’ll be able to do with all of those bathrooms!

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  1. truthSF says:

    Poor, poor British media and the RR! They are so desperate for any H&M tidbits, they’re basically clinging to any crumbs to create a story surrounding these 2 (+ Archie)!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The British tabloid media is as bad a Donald J. Trump when it comes to fabricating the truth.

      Harry says one thing in a live interview and the British tabloids write almost the exact opposite. This is more than PR spin for the tabloids.

    • Anne Call says:

      Reading crap like this is the equivalent of having to listen to a Trump supporter combined with gossip fantasy to sell publications. Lol. Of course he would have been back. Once this covid nightmare is over I’m sure they will visit a couple times a year (or more).

  2. bamaborn says:

    Which someone could do an intervention with that whole island so that they might get on with the task of living and leave Harry and Meghan alone.

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      • Lady D says:

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      • Feeshalori says:

        I think you have up to 10 minutes of editing time. Take it from me, I’m the editing queen lol.

  3. Lisa says:

    They really need to let it go. happy with his family and there is nothing they can do about it.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      The tabloids will never let it go as the Sussexes generate to many click$ and comment$ for mega revenue$.

    • bettyrose says:

      I can understand if Harry is like many others around the world – recognizing that the longer the pandemic lasts, the greater the likelihood that they may not ever get to see an elderly relative again. But that’s certainly no reason to be endangering elderly relatives with visits, and the magic of advanced communication technology makes a huge difference with feeling connected to people we can’t see in person. It’s not the same as a hug, I know (but do Harry and TQ hug??)

  4. ABritGuest says:

    Well if the London marathon happens next month he might be in England for that but if the US still have restrictions on his re-entry, then likely he won’t. Not really in his control.

    I don’t understand this storyline of Harry wanting to be around the Cambridges- when when was he last at Balmoral with them? plus we saw how they could barely say hello last time he was in their presence. They would be better of saying he misses likes of the Tindalls or his army mates etc. But guess the subtext is Harry coming alone with his ‘real’ family

    And so devious to have in the headline that Meghan doesn’t care about Harry’s home sickness because she’s ‘too busy‘. It’s a shame people will believe this crap but as they say the hate comes first the reasons after and the tabloids serve it up.

    • Belli says:

      Exactly. The people who believe this crap are the people who already want to believe it.

    • Ginger says:

      The British press act like the RF are super close and get together every Sunday for dinner. They don’t. They probably only see each other at mandatory royal events and that’s it. They don’t know how to function as a normal family.

      The press will never get it thought their head that THEY are the reason Harry is gone.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        When it emerged that Harry had to get an appointment to talk with his grandmother, that showed quite clearly this family is very isolated and separate from each other.

  5. Sofia says:

    I mean when was the last time Harry actually visited Balmoral? I don’t think they even went in 2018/2019 when they were still living in the same country as HM. I really don’t think Harry is that’s interested in going to Balmoral.

    And even if he was desperate to go, I’m sure he could arrange a private jet and do the quarantine if he really, really missed seeing granny. And even if he goes, he might not even get to see her without making an appointment. Do I think Harry misses the UK? Yes. Do I think that he’s crying into his pillow at night and begging William to come and collect him like the Fail thinks? No.

    • Becks1 says:

      This is what was discussed last year, when they didn’t go – that Harry apparently does not like to go to Balmoral, as it was where he was when his mother died. They did travel two years ago to stay with Charles at the Castle of Mey, but that’s pretty far north, and I think a good distance away from Balmoral (and wouldn’t have the same memories.)

      The only reason I could have seen them agreeing to Balmoral this year was as a symbol of goodwill towards the Queen, but obviously the pandemic changes things.

      And as to the DM….paragraphs about how Harry “could” to go to Balmoral but it would be a pain with quarantining etc, and then gets in that little dig about Meghan. I’m SURE Meghan isn’t sitting around moping about not going to Balmoral, but I don’t think its because she’s too busy decorating LMAO. No, Meghan is too busy networking and making connections and talking to Gloria Steinem etc. You know, working.

      • Sofia says:

        I hadn’t heard/seen pics of Harry at Balmoral for a while so I figured he never really went much. And yeah, as I said above, if Harry was really desperate and absolutely hated California, then he could have gone and went through the quarantine stuff. But he doesn’t seem to want to go anyways – pandemic or not. Might have gone, like you said, as a gesture of goodwill.

        Has Meghan even gone to Balmoral? She might have once but she’s probably not sitting around moping because a) she’s working but also b) she hasn’t been/gone once, therefore she doesn’t feel a “loss” of not going – and Harry doesn’t have many happy memories there anyways.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think Meghan has gone to Balmoral, if she has we have never seen pictures. So you’re right, she’s probably not even thinking about it because it doesn’t really mean anything to her – it just sounds like an abstract thing – “go to Balmoral.”

      • notasugarhere says:

        The last pictures of Harry at Balmoral I can find were September 2016, for his birthday party. He was photographed in a car with Eugenie.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        Didn’t know that. How sad. :(

  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Hahaha stuck at Balmoral with Perty Betty, Creepy Uncle Andy and the Grey Goblins. I am sure he will need to join a support group to manage his upset. No doubt when it is safe they will visit and do work with their charities, but I bet they arrange to stay with Elton John or God maybe the Ramada Inn. I would t not go to sleep with my child around this crew

    • bamaborn says:

      Lol! “Ramada Inns?” Are they still around? Understand your point though.

      • bettyrose says:

        Still around, still offering the most generic hotel stay one could hope for, and some runny eggs and stale bagels for breakfast.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Oh yes lol. They are in my home town for the unfortunate beach goers who aren’t smart enough to reserve a hotel in advance lol

  7. Amy Bee says:

    As an adult Harry rarely went to Balmoral so I seriously doubt that he’s upset that he can’t go during a pandemic. I just think it’s hilarious that the Daily Mail has to rely on InTouch for “stories” on Harry and Meghan now.

  8. S808 says:

    did Harry go to there much before Meghan? Sounds like BM is doing what they with the Queen and saying she feels how THEY feel. BM is upset Harry isn’t there.

  9. Harper says:

    I’m happy to think of Meghan being busy meeting with designers and kitchen cabinet makers and deciding between fabric swatches. The woman has been through hell the past few years …. why not a little retail/design therapy and the fun challenge of creating a nest for her and Harry and Archie and the dogs? Life is best when it’s a balance of purposeful work and then something creative. From the pics we saw, the place needs a massive refresh.

    Still waiting for those pics of Will and Kate von Trapp taking the commercial jet again to Balmoral like they do every year. Does the British press have zero curiosity about their travel mode? I don’t think they went as there were no pics but where is the outrage?

  10. Myra says:

    He could not have missed it that much as he did not go last last year. It would have also been a reminder that around the same time last year, his beloved brother threw him under the bus with the plane stunt

    • molly says:

      I forgot about the plane stunt. God, that was SUCH bullsh*t.

      • Becks1 says:

        That was the moment that clinched for me that William was a gigantic a-hole. I knew there were clear signs before that, and I knew he was throwing Harry under the bus….but something about that was so blatant and mean-spirited, it crossed the line for me.

    • notasugarhere says:

      And W&K were there for less than three days. It was all a PR stunt, fly up, be photographed, fly home.

      • Myra says:

        Really? Those poor kids dragged all those bags for that short a trip? I do remember how the stunt got so messy afterwards that the BM stopped talking about it pretty quickly.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think once it came out that they had to fly empty planes to accommodate the stunt, the press dropped it because it made William look SO bad.

      • Tessa says:

        William just let Little Charlotte run behind him and George without holding her hands. It was such a nasty thing for him to do to stage that photo op. Kate’s whole life depends on William and her desire to be QUEEN. So she threw Harry under a bus by going along with William’s deviousness.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate is no innocent here, she has agency. She’s directed plenty of her own nastiness against Meghan without William’s direction/assistance.

  11. Merricat says:

    Beckoning with one hand, slapping with the other, stalking in general, the name never far from the lips–DM is the abusive boyfriend who refuses to believe you’re breaking up with him. It’s pathetic and gross.

    • L84Tea says:

      And refuses to move on. And will bad mouth you to anyone who will listen, but then turn around and call you begging. And then gets mad all over again when you tell them AGAIN that it’s over and to go away, and storms off calling you a whore or something. This is EXACTLY like an abusive relationship. The writers at the DM need serious help.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Gaslighting stalker ex who you never had the relationship he has in his mind.

  12. Ainsley7 says:

    He can simultaneously be excited about his new home and be upset that he can’t go visit his family, if that’s what they had planned. He’s always been close to his entire family. Cousins and such included. With so much craziness this year, for everyone, I can see why he might be extremely disappointed he can’t go.

    I also think they’re right about Meghan being too busy to care. I’m sure she’s sympathetic to Harry, but it’s not like she’s particularly close to anyone in Harry’s family. So, she probably sees it as boring at best, but more likely a nightmare. It’s In the middle of nowhere and they can’t really take a break from the family because they would be staying either in the main house or with Charles.

    • Noodle says:

      @ainsley, that, and the family does a lot of hunting while they are there. I don’t see Meghan as someone who would enjoy a day-long outing of shooting at birds.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      The BM knows nothing about H/M, they are making it all up. Harry said in a live chat that he’s happy in his new home. Nothing we’ve seen over the years shows any especial closeness to his family. He seemed to have been closest with Eugenie and got along with everyone else because he seems the easy going sort. This family is not close.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @BnLurkN4eva – I agree with you that this family is not close like a normal American family is close. This is the grandmother that Harry could not see without an appointment to deal with urgent family business so I just laugh at the tabloids trying to make it out that Harry is “snubbing” his grandmother. Harry is not snubbing his grandmother or father.

    • ABritGuest says:

      She might not have clicked with Harry’s family& might not be keen to spend extended time with some of them but I’m sure she has empathy so it’s silly that the paper suggests she’s too busy with decorating to care if her husband was homesick.

      The British press are very low. A radio presenter was talking about being glad Harry only has one child- my guess is for that type the less ‘tainting’ of the royal bloodline and less permanent ties to Meghan the better. Horrible people

      • L4frimaire says:

        Harry and Meghan only have one child right now. What a petty thing to say and how is it their business? That comment was weird about decorating. It’s trying to paint her as frivolous and uncaring so the Piers troll can scream about Marie Antoinette and mansions again. Meanwhile, we have seen that they are both doing work with non – profits and their patronages like QCT, Meghan is helping with get out the vote projects, Girls Up and 19th, and chatting with Gloria Steinem. Harry had his Travalyst seminar, the recent Rugby league zoom and the Color of Change conversation with Rashad Robinson, and published his Fast Company article. They also signed on to Facebook boycott in July.But none of this was mentioned in that article because they want people in the U.K. to think Harry is moping around homesick and trapped by Meghan. The Fail is only interested in stoking family drama and false narratives, while we can clearly see that these two have a lot going on over here, even in lockdown. Although we’re all tired, this pandemic is still there and still affecting us.

      • Feeshalori says:

        That’s such a distasteful, repugnant remark about having one child. The bigotry, racism and the desire for the breakup of their marriage really are so obvious. I’m not on womb watch, but just for that, l hope HM have a slew of children to make the haters go into spasms.

  13. Snappyfish says:

    I can imagine he misses London. I do & it’s not my home. I think he can miss home & be enjoying where he is with his family. It really doesn’t have to be an either or situation. But then I have always believed they will return to the UK once Chuckles is King.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think this is a clear distinction that I think the tabloids/press know and are clearly going out of their way to ignore – Harry probably does miss London and his family – most people would. It doesn’t mean he’s pining away for London daily, but he lived there the majority of his life, so I’m sure he does miss it. I went to college in Atlanta and haven’t lived there since, but I still miss it.

      What he does NOT miss – and I think we can say this with 100% certainty – is being a working royal and everything that was involved with that, including having to run everything past multiple committees and timing everything around what Charles and William are doing.

      The press pretends that the two things are one and the same, and they’re not.

      • Ginger says:

        I agree. Harry has no hatred for his country. It’s the press and certain RF members and courtiers that make him not want to live there anymore. The same for Meghan. I’m sure she loves the UK but as no desire to live there full time.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I don’t think they’d return for Charles’s reign without ironclad guarantees re. 1) being allowed to be half-in/half-out during that whole reign and 2) getting out the second Charles passes. They would not stay for the reign of William the Petulant.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        I am not sure if I were them I would even be there for the coronation. William the Petulant would probably do something horrible to them to try and humiliate them one last time.

  14. Intheknow says:

    If Chris Evans can fly in to have ice cream with Lilly James, Harry could fly home to visit his family if he wanted to. He is choosing not to and focusing on his son and wife.

  15. Izzy says:

    These media outlets literally have zero access to House Sussex. Meghan and Harry have made this crystal clear. I don’t see any of their sources running to OutOfTouch Weekly either. So how can they continue to make up this drivel?

  16. Steph says:

    It was pretty clear he meant he wanted to go back for the rugby game and that’s it.

  17. one of the Marys says:

    Meghan cares insofar as it affects Harry’s peace of mind. Also, dyin’ at “too busy decorating” That made me lol

  18. kelleybelle says:

    Like InTouch would have a single clue as to what the Sussexes are up to. Complete fabrication, such desperation.

  19. Snuffles says:

    IF Harry wants to visit family in the UK at this time, it would probably be just him because there is no way he would risk Archie’s health. The fact that he would have to isolate himself for weeks on each end of the visit away from Meghan and Archie is a non-starter. Same for Meghan if she were to go with him.

    Family is just going to have to remain content with Zoom calls for now.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Just said the same below! Why go? It’s a stupid idea for anyone who truly cares about their family and I think we all know that Harry does.

  20. bluemoonhorse says:

    As a parent who was told that when her college kid wants to come back for Christmas he has to self-isolate for 14 days prior to me seeing him (recommendation by my family doctor) – I understand exactly why Harry is staying close to home. So he goes off to the UK? On his return, to protect his child, he will have to self-isolate. Why do that?

  21. MA says:

    Intouch???? Lmao I always thought they were at the bottom of celeb news. Never right about anything, as if they have any sources

  22. Mariane says:

    The miserable sods are losing it😂😂they have no access to them and can only use their pictures temporarily (due to copyright). I love seeing them crushed. Murdoch is soon going to lose even more money by his latest move to try and make a fox news in UK. I hope to see rothermere & murdoch media made bankrupt by 2022.
    Social media has given people an alternative option to getting information (good and bad). This has been hurting tabloids especially the sun because most people block or avoid those sites.

  23. MsIam says:

    InTouch is the rag that had a cover story about Kate and Meghan having a huge argument at Balmoral last year and Meghan storming out with Harry and Archie. Only problem was that it came out that the Sussexes didn’t go to Balmoral. Oops! So lol at this fan fiction. And imagine that Meg, a new homeowner, wants to spend time decorating her new house. Why the nerve of her, who ever heard of such a thing!

  24. Vanessa says:

    The British tabloids are desperately for Harry to come back to U.K The Cambridge’s aren’t selling papers . The British tabloids take what Harry says all the time out of context and twists to fit their narrative of the story it’s always the same poor sad Harry missing his real Family and section few actually believe that a 35 year old grown man with a wife and a one year kid is desperately missing being third wheel to his brother and his wife . Why is ok for William to have a wife and kids but Harry supposed to spend his whole life alone and being used to throw under the bus so William and Kate can continue to look good without working.

  25. L4frimaire says:

    They’ve been trying to get the Sussexes to trudge up to Balmoral for the past 2 years now. They did this same speculation last summer during the jet frenzy. I really don’t get the desire from some to see them in the U.K. anytime soon. It’s obvious they’re using this time to work on things, they recently moved, and are getting out and about. Because of the pandemic, you can’t just fly for one off trips. For them , it would make more sense to block out time and combine any overseas travel with a full calendar. As the Sussexes have said through their attorneys, they don’t f*ck with these tabloids and never will.

  26. Lisa says:

    They wish lol. Harry is unbothered.

  27. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I think it’s a hoot that they said Harry is dying to “spend time with his brother and grandmother” — I guess Prince Charles can go kick rocks, eh?

  28. candy says:

    I found Hanley to be rather intrusive. You could tell Harry was uncomfortable.