Prince Harry will breeze by England ahead of Invictus, just to attend WellChild

As many suspected, Prince Harry does plan to make a brief stop in England before the Invictus Games. Part of me wonders if Buckingham Palace was informed of Harry’s plans weeks ago, and that was the reason for the Windsors’ chaotic messaging as they tried to impose themselves on Harry. The reason for Harry’s visit is the same reason why he was in the UK when his grandmother died last year: he plans to make an in-person appearance at the WellChild Awards. What outrageous stunt will the Windsors unveil in an attempt to pull focus from Harry visiting one of his patronages?

Prince Harry is returning to the U.K. next month for a special event close to his heart. The Duke of Sussex, 38, will attend the annual awards event for WellChild, a charity for seriously ill kids, in London on September 7. Harry has been patron of WellChild for 15 years — and it is one of the few organizations he has retained from his royal life after stepping back from his working royal role in 2020.

Prince Harry is attending the WellChild event in England ahead of traveling on to Germany for the sixth iteration of his Invictus Games competition.

There is no word yet on whether Prince Harry will see any members of his family while he is in the U.K.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Prince Harry said, “For nearly 20 years, WellChild has been transforming the lives of children and young people across the U.K., providing critical care that prioritizes the physical, mental and emotional well-being of these individuals and their families.”

“The courage and strength embodied by these young people — and the tireless devotion of those who support them — never cease to inspire me,” he continued. “I’m honored to attend this year’s awards ceremony and celebrate their incredible work.”

[From People]

So the timeline is as follows: Harry will attend the WellChild Awards on September 7, a Thursday. On the 8th, the death-anniversary of QEII, William and Kate will do an “event” to memorialize the late queen, an event which likely started out as just as a tweet, but now they definitely have to do something and be seen together. Then the Invictus Games opening ceremony is on the 9th, a Saturday. And just FYI: Meghan will reportedly not appear anywhere in those three days. Harry is going solo at WellChild and at the opening ceremony, and Meghan is flying in separately to Dusseldorf mid-Games. Anyway, I’m glad Harry is making time for WellChild and I hope he stays safe.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid, WENN and WellChild.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    I’m not sure the Palace knew when he was going to be in the UK for the fact that the press was pushing the story of Harry stopping over after Invictus. It’s clear that Harry and Meghan will be fly home from Germany not London.

    • Moxylady says:

      Now meghan doing the second half of the IG makes sense.

      They are so smart. Keep her off that island. It’s clearly not safe.

      I hope Harry is ok.

  2. I hope he stays safe too. Stunt season will begin . What shenanigans will the Lazy couple come up with? Photo ops galore nothing of substance.

  3. Kingston says:

    LOL There is literally NO info coming from the Sussex camp regarding whether or not M will be at the opening ceremony. None.

    All that has been officially announced so far regarding M and the IG, is that she has produced a feature which will form part of the closing ceremony.

    Everything else is pure conjecture.

    So sure lets all speculate abt M’s movement from Sept 7-9. Heres mine: she may or may not be wth H at the WellChild event on the 7th.; but I believe she will, & I further speculate that H&M might pay their respects to betty also on the 7th before heading back to Germany (I say “heading back” because I also speculate that the Sussex family & their entourage will be in Dusdeldorf perhaps up to a week leading up to the 7th); and finally, I speculate that M will be in the audience for the opening ceremony for IG.

    Ok britshidtmedia rotaRATS: there u hv some meat! Run tell that!


    • Amy Bee says:

      Yeah I think the report that she going to Germany mid- tournament is true. And the fact, the press release from Wellchild says that Harry will be in attendance further confirms the initial reporting. Unlike last year where she came for the first half she going for the second half this year so she can be there for Harry’s birthday.

      • Kingston says:

        Yeah, no. That “report” didnt come from either the Sussexes or IG Official, tho so……consider the source.

      • Amy Bee says:

        It’s just been confirmed by Harry and Meghan’s spokesman that Meghan will be at the Invictus Games from the 11th. So the reporting on this was accurate.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Interesting theory. Mine is that H arrives to Germany earlier than M and hops over to the UK from there. He will commemorate Grannies death in a written statement and that will be it. M will not set foot in the UK, or at least that’s the vibe I get from her. She will land in Germany close to the 7th, maybe attends the opening ceremony in the audience. I think she should show up for pre-game events like last year, but I get the vibe that she won’t for some reason.

      Btw that green dress with the long coat on her shoulder is so very fabulous. It is an oversight on Keen’s part not to have copied it.

      • Amy Bee says:

        I’d be surprised if Harry issues a written statement. He didn’t for Philip’s anniversary. Meghan’s not going to be at the Opening Ceremony. I know people want to see her but think the reporting on this is accurate.

  4. Eurydice says:

    I love how Harry crafts his statements – about the charity first and the word “I” doesn’t appear until the last sentence.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Same. It also infuriates me that Harry was made to feel inferior to his dogshit family when, in fact, he is the one with natural intelligence, curiosity about the world around him, and a giant compassionate heart.

    • Christine says:

      I’ll bet Harry’s ex-patronages are beyond pissed that QEII took all of his royal patronages away, and good for WellChild that they made him “just” a patron, thus removing them from the petty royals firing line. No need to wonder if he’s going to show up.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Christine— SO pissed. I actually feel sorry for the organizations that lost Harry because of the BRF’s petty BS, especially the military ones. They must be livid. The goal might have been to punish Harry, but all it really did was punish THEM.

      • one of the marys says:

        I wondered about that, how they ended up with him and then managed to keep him. The organization started 20 years ago and he came in as patron 15 years ago. The queen didn’t or couldn’t take it away? It was exciting for everyone when Meghan attended, Damn she was so classy and just elevated the whole thing.

    • DogMom says:

      Yes, I noticed that, too! It’s so gracious. Speechwriters/media pros – do this 🙂

  5. Becks1 says:

    So first off – yay for Harry and Wellchild, he’s consistently shown up for the organization and they obviously adore him, so it should be another successful event.

    And second – lordy the shenanigans from the Windsors are going to be something! W&K’s 9/8 appearance has to be something significant now, right? Unveiling a statue of the late queen, parading around in the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, something lol.

    • Eurydice says:

      I’m thinking performative grief – she’ll have one of her outfits remade into a Victorian mourning color, like gray or mauve and adorn it with a major brooch of jet or a lock of the Queen’s hair or something.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I have a replica of the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara and as tribute to Betty I will wear it while riding my exercycle and doing household chores. 👑

  6. Jais says:

    Adding to the timeline, I believe William heads to nyc pretty soon after the IG. I really wonder if William and Kate decided to do something public to commemorate the queen after learning about Harry being in England? But that felt more like one-upping Charles than anything else.

  7. Over it says:

    Harry has such a generous heart and soul. Peggy and mcbuttons will make this their first day back at work . So sad/ so pathetic. So pick me .

    • Mary Pester says:

      Stand by people. We are about to see 1001 pictures of the Cambridge children doing things for the camera. They will probably be trotted out as happy holiday snaps, holding footballs and the like. Then we will have keen visiting a hospital or hospice, pictures of wank at a food bank or school, in fact ANYTHING that will grab a headline. I wouldn’t be surprised if they organise rent a gob there to heckle Harry, of a rent a mob booing Harry, without a thought for the sick children and their families. It’s the sort of thing the Windsors have done in the past. Stay safe Harry and get out of this toxic little island as soon as possible. By the way folks, reading through some Facebook posts, it seems people are waking up to the fact that every time a Windsor fks up, they trot out rubbish about harry and meghan. Lots of people commenting on it yesterday

      • Tiny says:

        Nobody cares about the already overexposed kids

      • Jais says:

        So yeah I can actually see the kids accompanying their parents in Wales for the granny Remembrance Day. Mostly to protect the parents.

      • Becks1 says:

        The kids will be back in school at that point. Remember that was why Kate couldn’t go to Balmoral, it was the kids first day of school?

        (I mean she wasn’t invited to Balmoral, lol, but that was the excuse given.)

      • Harper says:

        George and Charlotte are going to be dragged out for Granny’s memorial in some way. Harry’s appearance at Well Child was announced yesterday, after the Wails’ announcement that they would be going to Wales. So now some scrambling has to be done to one-up Harry. Other than Wills planting a kiss on Kate’s lips, the children are the only option for grabbing enough attention away from Harry’s two major appearances.

  8. MrsCope says:

    I love that they are living the life they want. He wants to come to the UK, he will. No matter how hard they try to push the narrative of snubs or “he has to ask his dad for a place to stay or BE FORCED to ask a friend or stay at a hotel” (ha). He will be able to support a cause he loves, he’ll be in his home country on the anniversary of his grandmother’s death, he can make a public statement about her AND his wife and children from the podium and it will be streamed around the world. And then he and Meghan will be treated like the royalty they are in Germany and she didn’t have to give Salty Island any energy. Bravo Sussexes, no notes.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      It really is a perfect plan and I love that they live their lives on *their* terms. 💙

  9. Jan says:

    Harry donated money from his book to Sentebale and Well Child of which he has been a patron for 15 years.

  10. Noor says:

    Prince Harry is an active patron for WellChild and maintains close relations with the organisation. He even invited 5 of the WellChild nurses to his wedding to Meghan in 2018.

    Service is universal and every charity and project that Harry handles are flourishing even though he is no longer a tax funded royal with all expenses paid . In fact Harry donates his time and money that he earned to the causes closest to his heart. Well done Prince Harry!!

  11. MSTJ says:

    Here is how I think this went down with the royal mafia institution trying to one up Harry again.

    Harry likely gave one month notice early August to the Met police that he will be traveling to London in September (it was reported sometime in the Spring this year that he needs to give a month notice for his security before traveling to UK). After Harry gave notification the royal mafia institution leaked/briefed their tabloid media friends. Then the propaganda spins started. First reports about having or not having a memorial for the Queen’s death anniversary and whether or not the Sussexes will be invited (Harry alone or Harry and Meghan) and attend. Then there were reports that the King will spend the anniversary day quietly reflecting alone. Then there were reports that the family will spend time together privately (without the Sussexes or with Harry alone and Meghan will not be invited). Then there were reports that William and Kate will do something publicly, no solid plan on what. Then there were reports of a peace summit with Harry and not Meghan. Then there were reports that no peace summit will happen because William is not on board. All the spin pieces suspiciously originating from Palace leaks.

    Then finally the facts were announced by WellChild. Harry will attend WellChild Awards on September 7. No leaks from Montecito. As Prince Harry said and time and time again proved correct by this who are discerning, the palace leaks and briefs stories to the tabloids who create the narrative for the public to consume.

    The royal mafia institution is toxic and I’m glad Harry moved far away from the filth. I pray for his safety while he is in England next month. It’s great to see him continuing to support and uplift the spirits of those who are a part of the WellChild organization.

    • Gabby says:

      If the Met Police don’t offer him any protection, why would he need to give them notice? That just seems like an invitation for leaks to the RF and BM.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        I think they require advance notice so they can prepare a team to provide assistance in crowd control at the public events Harry attends (court, WellChild, etc).

      • Christine says:

        Agreed. WellChild had to give the police details, for security.

    • tamsin says:

      So would Harry inform the Met police and Charles at the same time? Otherwise, one would have to conclude that the Met leaks, which they probably do. You hear more and more about their corruption. It’s like a three way collusion- the BM, the Windsors, and the Met.
      I wouldn’t be surprised if Harry took the opportunity to visit Diana’s grave and find some way to pay respects to grannie on his being in UK for WellChild and prior to Invictus.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        Harry would be required to notify the Met. The Met is probably required to notify the monarch’s office of events concerning Harry. Whether or not Harry notifies Charles/Charles’s office is unknown. (I hope he doesn’t but he might still feel an obligation to some protocols)

      • bisynaptic says:

        The entire UK establishment is rotten.

  12. Aidee Kay says:

    I don’t think we will see Meghan in England ever again (at least, I hope not, for her sake) but I do think she might be at the Opening Ceremony of Invictus and stay for the length of the games, if H and M bring their kids and Doria.

    • Brit says:

      Yep. They and that press need Meghan more than she needs them and she should focus on healing, love and positivity. They only used her as PR, scapegoating and distractions. Keep that mess in England and fly pass it to Germany.

  13. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Why does anyone need to commemorate the anniversary of the Queen’s passing except maybe close family? It’s over. You have a new king. Move on. Any public event is a publicity stunt and in terribly poor taste. My opinion.

    • Tessa says:

      I think she should go once in a while. The media won’t let up on the negativity about harry And Meghan at any rate. I hope harry wins his court case
      They can stay with the spencers and maybe visit Eugenie and Jack in Portugal

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Tessa: Who should go? Meghan? I think Meghan has suffered enough. If she doesn’t want to go to UK then good for her. Why put herself through that torment?

      • Tessa says:

        Meghan should not visit William and Charles etc unless they apologize. However harry has other relatives that would welcome her and have visited the sussexes in the UK. Harry said he wanted Archie and Lily to visit. But if he does Meghan should decidedly travel with them.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Tessa: If Harry wants the children to see the UK, he can take them there. I don’t think Meghan should be forced to go back there if she doesn’t want to go.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I think she never wants to be trapped on that island again and will be giving it a wide berth unless it’s for something she feels is necessary.

      • Tessa says:

        She may want to be with harry and the children on a trip. Or not travel with them. It would be her call. But she should not feel she is bring forced not to go.or forbidden.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Tessa: It’s not a matter of her being forbidden from going to the UK. If she wants to go she will go but to say that she should go to the UK, I don’t agree with that. Everybody works out their trauma in their own way and if she chooses not to go to the UK we should respect her decision.

      • Normades says:

        The Brit media would loose their shit if she came. It is absolutely not safe for her to go.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      @ThatsNotOkay I don’t understand that either. That’s what the funeral/memorial service is for.

      My friend texted me last November “thinking of you in this difficult time” and I had no idea what she was talking about. It took me a moment she was referencing my dad’s deathiversary (he died two days before Thanksgiving 10 years before the text message). A few months later another friend reached out in February with the same message. Again, it took me a second to figure out it was about Mom’s deathiversary (she died on Valentine’s day…in 2017.)

      I celebrate my parents’ birthdays and wedding anniversary but I don’t commemorate their death dates (the first anniversary of Mom’s death was hard and I did focus on her that day but not since then). So it seems odd to me that people do this.

      • MelodyM says:

        Koreans celebrate the death anniversary of loved ones with food and a small ceremony. I think that’s a lovely way of remembering a loved one that has passed on.

  14. Anita says:

    It is absolutely amazing AND amusing that Harry (who will find an excellent reason to come to UK if and when it’s important to him, such as on the anniversary of the passing of his late queen/grandmother) makes all RF irrelevant with one ‘tiny’ appearance. All the media is suddenly (even more) all about him, Harry, his arrival in the UK, his moves. (and by extension, about his family)
    At this point, Peg’s brain is probably short-circuiting, because on the one hand he’s grateful that attention has diverted from his World Cup fiasco, and on the other he’s upset that Harry is stealing the spotlight from him.

    Sure, they try to smear him with their stories to stay relevant, but, LOL, the RF are so bland and redundant. Harry is an A-lister and the RF are desperately trying to stay on the list.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Seabiscuit ruined the A-list status when she ran all over Britain talking about flatulence of the President of the US. She coarse, undiplomatic & utterly unsuited for Queenship.

  15. Brit says:

    Good luck Harry! Meghan will never return to that country unless it’s for a funeral or maybe something to do with charity like Smartworks. They’ll never announce it because it will create a frenzy and get the loonies out of the bin. Meghan has moved on from that hateful press and self obsessed family. I think they all know that and they’re pissed because they wanted her broken and running to the tabloids to change the “polls” good on her for not taking anything these people say seriously.

  16. Lady Digby says:

    Suzan Holder this morning on the Jeremy Vine show opined that Harry (when he visits) ought to drop by the palace with a bunch of flowers and a big apology for all the hurt he’s caused and then (in some mysterious way) all will be well. Up till then she seemed quite intelligent and well informed. It seems I was mistaken in my estimation of her!

  17. QuiteContrary says:

    Yeah, I hope Meghan never goes to England again, but I’m sure she’ll do what’s best for her and Harry and their kids. The English — Mary Pester and other English celebitches excepted — don’t deserve her.

    Hopefully by the time Charles kicks it, the monarchy will be so weak that William will need to go begging for Harry’s support. And maybe then — and only then — Meghan can return for the funeral. She can sit next to William’s second wife, and breeze past Kate, sitting in the back of the church LOL.

  18. Chelsea says:

    I said last week on the post about Meghan coming for the tail end of Invictus that i thought Harry might drop by the UK on his way there which is why i never engaged with that dumb story from OK Magazine that claimed Harry would be going to the UK after Invictus to meet with Charles. It never made sense that he would go to London after IG when Meghan was joining him at the tailend of it because i don’t think Meghan has any intention of going back to that island again now that Betty, who she had a lot of affection for, is gone.

    But this plan makes a lot of sense: Harry can support this charity that he is obviously so passionate about in a brief visit while Meghan doesn’t have to deal with being back in that country and instead will join him later in Germany and be able to be there with him on his birthday which is on the penultimate day of the Games. I’m sure Meghan is supportive of Wellchild, which is a great charity, but it’s not worth her peace and safety for her to go back to that salty island again. Ever.

    • Christine says:

      The media and the royal family are so insidious. I can see now how all of the “trouble in the Sussex marriage!!!” stories were born. WellChild had to inform the Met that Harry would be there for the awards, but not Meghan. Queue all of the revolting articles to distract from the Wails failed marriage.

  19. jferber says:

    I worry about Harry being in England at all, frankly. Too bad his plans to attend anything have been broadcast in advance. I hope Harry’s own security is exceptional, because it will need to be. We all know the British media and his own family would like nothing better than to put a target on his back. We never learn from history (Diana) because the same faulty, awful human beings appear again in guise after guise, being greedy, hateful and going for blood.

  20. blunt talker says:

    Harry and Meghan move with stealth when doing their travel plans and projects-I think school is starting for Archie soon-it was said that Meghan has some things to do for the children before leaving for Germany-I am so happy they are able to do things the way they want and how they want-God bless and safe travels for the Sussex family.