Prince Harry is ‘already missing Meghan & Archie,’ plans to return soon after the funeral

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Prince Harry is in quarantine in Frogmore Cottage, possibly alone, or possibly with his cousin Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank and their baby August. There are mixed reports on that, but I would assume that Frogmore Cottage has enough room for all four of them, and that Harry likely enjoys spending some time with one of his favorite cousins and her new baby. Which isn’t to say that Harry’s mind isn’t back in California – Us Weekly claims that Harry already misses his wife and son:

Always the doting husband. Prince Harry touched down in the U.K. on Monday, April 12, for the first time since last year — and the distance from Meghan Markle is already weighing on him. Harry, 36, will join grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of his extended family at Prince Philip‘s funeral on Saturday, April 17. The Duke of Sussex will stay in England “for a week,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. The pregnant Suits alum, 39, stayed in California on her doctor’s recommendation as the pair await the arrival of their second child.

“He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check in,” the insider adds. “He actually speaks to Meghan a few times a day because he worries [about] leaving her when she’s so far along in her pregnancy.”

[From Us Weekly]

This sounds true! Even if Meghan wasn’t expecting, it would be true. Harry is all about his wife and child. Everything he’s done in the past two years has been about protecting Meghan and Archie (and the dogs too). Meanwhile, Harry isn’t going to hang around for very long after the funeral. This made me chuckle:

Prince Harry will fly back to the US shortly after his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral — as he doesn’t want to be separated from his pregnant wife Meghan Markle for too long. The Duke of Sussex does not plan to spend any great length of time in the UK after the service on Saturday.

His wife, who is expecting their baby daughter in the early summer, was banned from accompanying him on doctor’s orders. And we’re told Harry will be hurrying back to California to be reunited with Markle and their young son Archie.

Although it’s not known what visa Harry is on — or whether he has applied for his Green Card — according to current guidelines, he will have had to apply for a National Interest Exception to travel home for the funeral, a top immigration attorney told us.

He will also have to adhere to COVID rules when he returns to the US. Current guidelines state that all visitors to the country must provide a negative test taken within three days of travel.

[From Page Six]

I mean, of course he’s going straight back to California as soon as he can. What did they think? That Harry was going to hang out and spend several weeks being glared at by his brother and father? Or that he was going to head down to the Riviera to get some sun? He’ll pay his respects at the funeral, he’ll spend some time with his grandmother and then he’ll catch a flight back to California. Probably Saturday night or Sunday morning.

HRH Prince Harry, Meghan Markle leaving Westminster Abbey following the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving.

Prince Harry arrives in Victoria, BC to meet up with his wife Meghan Markle

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  1. Snuffles says:

    I’m hoping he can visit the Queen privately on Friday and then immediately dip after the funeral Saturday evening.

  2. SarahCS says:

    Windsor is nice and handy for Heathrow at least. Get back to your family Harry!

  3. Lauren says:

    This is stupid news because everyone knows that Harry won’t be stopping in the UK for long, not while his wife is pregnant and home with a toddler and there is a pandemic raging worldwide. He went so early to the UK just to comply with the quarantine requirements, not because he actually wanted to be there early.

    • Cecilia says:

      If not for the pandemic harry would have flown in Saturday morning, attend the funeral in the afternoon and left again Saturday evening 😂

  4. MsDiMeanOur says:

    “banned”? Following doctors orders?
    Is there even a less humane way of treating MM?

    Wtf seriously. This is so demeaning on a pregnant woman.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      ‘Prevented” would have been the best word to use.

    • swirlmamad says:

      “ADVISED not to”.

      There, fixed it for you crude, hateful MFers.

      • MsDiMeanOur says:

        I’m so glad that they have both grown thick skin!!
        This is so humiliating
        Especially since she is high risk and this is a rainbow pregnancy.

        This is enough to wreak havoc on a person’s emotional health

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      Its the very same energy when they use the word “divorce” whenever they talk abt H&M leaving the Firm. Using “divorce” right next to the mention of Harry and Meghan’s name is the wet dream of every C*nt on Sh*thole Island.

      • Lemons says:

        SEO purposes. They probably see a high volume of those three words together in searches. It’s awful, right?

  5. Lucy2 says:

    I’m sure he’s going to leave as soon as possible. I would think he has to quarantine upon returning to California too, so the sooner the better.

  6. Cecilia says:

    U guys think that a sussex source has been talking to the media? Because this actually sounds true for once. It seems unlikely because meghan and harry’s friends always say things with their faces in full view (people article was an exception).

    Or maybe they are just stating the obvious?

    • Sam says:

      Tabloids stating the obvious. I mean it’s not hard to guess he’s missing his wife and son or worried about his pregnant wife.

    • Snuffles says:

      Yes, because he is preemptively countering the false narrative that he might stick around to mend fences with William. Or stick around for the Queen’s birthday. Or that he’s happy to back around the royal family and is glad to be away from Meghan.

      I’m expecting a paparazzi shot of him at the airport returning to Montecito with a big ole relieved smile on his face.

    • S808 says:

      Idk if they actually speak to US Weekly but I wouldn’t be surprised if we get confirmation that Harry is leaving ASAP from a pub they’re known to give quotes to. I also think it’s obvious that he’s not gonna stick around though.

      • BarbN says:

        I seriously doubt that the Sussexes talk to US Weekly, which is a glossy-paper tabloid full of mostly made-up stories about celebrities.
        Everyone knows how devoted a husband and father Harry is, so it goes without saying that he’s missing his family and is eager to get back to California. We don’t need “sources” or “insiders” to confirm that, especially from a magazine of such dubious quality
        I hope he’s out of there as quickly as possible. I may be a little paranoid, but I don’t like the idea of him being away from Meghan and Archie for too long. I know they have excellent security protection, but still…

    • Ginger says:

      I think it’s more common sense than a friend speaking for them. Of course Harry misses them. He isn’t William who loves to be away from Kate and who actively hides from her at Balmoral ( this story is from someone who used to work there. I saw it on twitter last year)

      • Lyds says:

        Need more details! Want to hear all about William’s game of hide-and-seek. Can just picture Keen wandering around the estate inquiring staff on Incandescent’s whereabouts.

        “May we have more linen, please. Also, you didn’t happen to see the Duke of Cambridge, did you? His door is closed but I know he’s not in there…”

        This actually makes me feel bad for Kate, as it’s all to reminiscent of Diana being ignored by Charles all the time. The difference is, obviously, that I believe Kate signed up for this and Diana didn’t.

      • Moxylady says:

        Why would she look for him though?

      • FicklePickle says:

        @Moxylady Sheer boredom, I imagine.

        Would Kate have a tv in her room/suite when they stay at Balmoral? Queenie and Phil always struck me as the ‘turn off the damn telly and have some social interactions with your family, for heaven’s sake!’ sort of grandparents…especially on the summer holidays in beautiful Balmoral. And what is there for the townie Kate to do at Balmoral that isn’t all…rural and aristocratic. She doesn’t strike me as the sort to bother with any of the country pursuits unless there’s a photographer nearby.

    • Abby says:

      I feel like this is speculation. I *highly* doubt the Sussex camp let anything out.

      But it sounds totally plausible.

    • Mila says:

      I do think they speak to Us weekly and *maybe* People, but page six no, they make their stories up, or get them from the Sun/daily Mail (the middletons and baldy definitely do tho)

    • Amy Bee says:

      They’re stating the obvious.

    • Cessily says:

      Might have gotten the info from arrangements made (car scheduled for the ride to the airport maybe) I think it may be a guess that is a logical so it sounds like they know. I doubt after the interview H&M would want anything leaked on their behalf, if they want it out there they will do it themselves.

    • rosie says:

      OH please, that whole US Weekly article is fan fiction. No one is H&M’s circle spoke to them. Anyone could have written that, It didn’t take a lot of creativity or imagination. Everyone knows Harry is missing his Meghan and will head home ASAP.

      • Margles says:

        I do think it’s interesting that this story is counter to all the “Harry secretly regrets leaving and wishes he could stay in soggy old England with his aged relatives,” narratives the UK tabloids have been pushing.

    • Beth says:

      Nope it’s just a calculated or educated guess. This is no rocket science

      • Margles says:

        Yeah, obviously. My point is they’re choosing to abandon the boring “Harry is unhappy” line. Maybe that’s not selling papers so much.

  7. TeamMeg says:

    Is Meghan no longer a Duchess? It’s odd how the press keeps calling her “Meghan Markle” all the time now. So shady. Might she change her last name to Windsor or Mountbatten-Windsor at some point? I guess Wallis Simpson was stuck with Simpson for life. But that couple never had kids. IDK

    • Sofia says:

      It’s not a big deal. They still call Kate “Kate Middleton” and Camilla “Camilla Parker Bowles”. It’s just because people know their names more than they know their titles.

      • rosie says:

        No media calls Camilla “Parker Bowles” or Sophie “Rhys Jones” but they do call Kate “Middleton”. That’s because the surnames are not catchy and because these older women became public fingers ahead of the informal social media era. Kate, ad especially Meghan, are products of social media era. She is known around the world as Meghan Markle and because of online algorithms media is not going to change now.

      • Sofia says:

        I’ve seen articles calling Camilla Camilla Parker Bowles. Sophie is called Sophie Wessex because it flows better than Sophie Rhys Jones.

    • Snuffles says:

      They still call her both. Same with Kate. They’re both still Duchess’s.

    • Sunday says:

      It’s because their proper names are better for SEO than their titles. Sometimes it’s shade from the british tabloids for sure, but mostly it’s just marketing.

  8. Becks1 says:

    LOL. Of course he’s going home as soon as he can. He loves his wife and son and wants to be with them.

    You know though that there were some people who thought being back in the UK would make Harry realize “what he had given up” and he would be like “on second thought Meg, you have fun in Cali, I’m good here.” They’re going to be so salty when he’s back in California before they even know about it lol.

    • Cecilia says:

      They are going to be doing the most. “William tried to talk to harry but harry wouldn’t listen” bla bla bla i can actually see the articles already. “Kate is very sad that the brothers were unable to reconcile, she tried so hard to make peace”

      • Snuffles says:

        Yup! Throw in that Meghan the Meanie FORCED Harry to rush home to her in order to prevent Harry from reconciling with his brother.

  9. Water Bearer 💧 says:

    This is not a surprise. It’s a quick visit for the funeral then he will be off. Good on him. I mean why would he want to stay on bitter island? He’s family is still briefing against him and especially Meghan. There is nothing here for him. His life and future are in the US with his family.

    If he does return by Monday cue the royal reporters and commentators slagging him off for being disrespectful to his grandmother the Queen by choosing to return to his wife who is at an advanced stage of her pregnancy and Archie.

    I swear that the British right wing press, the Firm and royal commentators think Harry belongs to them and the nation and his wife and family should come second.

  10. Sofia says:

    I said in another article that I wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves the evening of the funeral.

  11. Catherine says:

    He arrived in the U.K. on Sunday not Monday. I generally don’t trust US weekly because they are incredibly shady toward the Sussexes and they always seem to have a negative agenda. Writing a story about Harry missing his wife and child is sort of a no brainer of course he does. I don’t think they have any actual inside info. I think they are writing what is obvious. The point of this article IMO was to lay the foundation for stories when he returns home. I’m sure they want him to stay so they can write about him wanting to be with the BRF as opposed to returning as soon as possible to be with Meghan. Can someone clarify the rules about travel back to the US. One person told me that as long as he has a negative test within three days prior to travel he can fly back to the US. But someone else said that only applies to people who were in the U.K. already. They said that since Harry flew internationally he still has to stay in the U.K. for 10 days post travel in isolation. He can leave isolation for the funeral but he can’t go anywhere else. Does anybody have any information clarifying the travel requirements. I would think he would want to fly back as soon as possible because even with a negative test he is still going to have to isolate away from Meghan and Archie when he gets back to California.

    • Sofia says:

      The UK has a test to release scheme where you can end isolation if you have a negative test after 5 days of quarantining. So Harry would be taking that test on Friday and if it’s negative he can end isolation and leave whenever he wants.

      If it’s positive, I believe he can still go to the funeral but he’ll have to quarantine for another 5/10 days (I can’t remember)

    • Snuffles says:

      I highly doubt he must stay in the UK in isolation. I think he just needs a negative COVID test to travel and must isolate once he returns to the US.

    • Cecilia says:

      If harry had to stay in the UK to isolate he wouldn’t even be able to attend the funeral since he has to stay home. Im not to familiar with the covid rules in the US but i imagine is doesn’t differ to much from other places:

      - you need a negative covid test thats no older than 3 days in order to travel
      - upon arrival in the country (US) you would have to self-isolate for 2 weeks.

  12. Woke says:

    Us weekly and page six don’t have sources from the Sussexes. They either state the obvious or from the point of view of the royal family.
    Harry might stay till the queen birthday, take time to see the statue before head back.

    • Snuffles says:

      No he won’t.

    • PinkBerry says:

      I don’t think he will stay in England until QEII’s birthday. I think he wants to get home before Archie’s birthday. He has to quarantine for days after returning to California.

      • Snuffles says:

        That’s right! I totally forgot Archie’s birthday is in 3 weeks. Yeah, Harry is rushing home so he can get his 2 week quarantine out of the way and be free to celebrate Archie’s birthday!

    • Merricat says:

      I doubt Harry will stay a second longer than is required.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I seriously doubt he’d spent an extra 10 days away from his wife and son just to say, Happy Birthday Ma’am in person.

  13. Over it says:

    Eat your heart out Katherine keen. Harry is more than satisfied in his life with Megs and his children. The media is still kicking themselves for loosing the best royals they had going for their salty isle

  14. Amy Bee says:

    These stories are believable even though the publications are sketchy. But if it’s true that Harry is leaving soon after the funeral, I can’t wait for the outrage from the press when they find out that he didn’t stick around.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think the press has a very good idea that Harry is not sticking around after Philips funeral and has 100 stories already written, waiting in the queue for publication, commenting on how awful he is to the BRF.

  15. Lucy says:

    DeauxMoi had a tip that Harry wanted to see William before the funeral, but William is staying in Norfolk with the kids until Saturday. I just thought it was interesting.
    This story is straight no duh fodder.

    • ABritGuest says:

      That blind sounds like BS- Harry has to isolate in his home before the funeral so when was he going to see William? Plus on Oprah he said the relationship was space & hopefully time heals all wounds. That was filmed before all the bullying claims&other smears came out.

  16. Jaded says:

    *Sigh* … another blinding flash of the obvious. And no, Meghan was not “banned”, she and her doctor likely discussed the possibility but agreed it would be far too stressful on her and baby Montecito. End of. Such drivel…

  17. J ferber says:

    MaxyLady, Brilliant question! I’d never ask for him. It also makes me think he has mistresses hiding in every corner.

  18. Feeshalori says:

    Maybe she wanted to keep track of his movements because she was suspicious of what he was up to. Perhaps someone told her he was in the garden trimming and fertilizing the rose bushes.

  19. Sammiches says:

    I would hope he isn’t quarantining with family. That…wouldn’t be a quarantine.

  20. Heat says:

    I thought I’d heard that Eugenie had moved out of Frogmore Cottage, already. I recall that she, her husband and baby moved to the Royal Lodge around Christmastime, where Fergie and Pedo live. They were expecting to move back to Frogmore later in the year.
    So it’s possible that Harry is, indeed, properly quarantining at Frogmore alone.

    I’d say he’ll head back to the US shortly after the funeral. Of course he misses his family, and wants to get back. That’s just stating the obvious. He’s there to honour is grandfather and mourn with his gran. I’d say the latest he’ll leave is Sunday.