Meghan Markle has been warned to avoid “reigniting tensions” with the Royal Family ahead of her rumoured visit to the UK next month.

Prince Harry is set to return to London on May 8 to attend a special service at St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games, and is also due to make a speech at the emotional ceremony. While he’s listed as a guest on the official order of service at the event, his wife Meghan is still listed as to be confirmed, casting doubt on whether the Duchess of Sussex will make her long-awaited return to the UK, four years after stepping down as a senior working royal.

Harry has been estranged from his family – in particular, his older brother Prince William – since he and Meghan relocated to the US in January 2020, and his relationship with his sibling, as well as his father King Charles and stepmother Camilla, has worsened in recent years. Harry and Meghan’s explosive sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, in which the couple made allegations of racism in the Royal Family, as well as the prince’s memoir Spare, have only deepened the rift between Harry and his family.

Meghan has been advised to not overshadow her husband during their trip to London
Meghan has been advised to not overshadow her husband during their trip to London 
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However, there are reports the Duke is keen to patch up his relationship with his father Charles, and royal fans are hoping that the father and son will reconcile when the father-of-two returns to London next month. But Meghan has been warned to keep a low profile if she accompanies Harry on the trip, as one PR expert believes she could do damage to Harry’s efforts to reconcile with his family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the special Invictus Games anniversary event
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the special Invictus Games anniversary event 


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Renae Smith, founder and director of the Atticism, told Express.co.uk that the Duchess of Sussex should exercise “caution” if she comes to London. “The context of their relationship with the Royal Family cannot be ignored. Given the highly publicised and polarising nature of their departure from senior royal roles and subsequent publicity efforts (Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan), Meghan’s attendance could potentially simply ‘stir media speculation’ and ultimately distract from the event’s primary focus,” she explained.

While her attendance “would also signal a united front as a couple”, Renae advised Meghan to “manage the narrative proactively” in an effort to not “reignite public or private tensions”. She added: “The key here would be to manage the narrative proactively, ensuring that any involvement by Meghan serves to support the event’s goals and does not inadvertently reignite public or private tensions.”