Meghan Markle will be the deciding factor in whether Prince Harry makes a return to the UK, but she ‘will not be forced’.

The couple, who stepped back from the Royal Family in 2020, live in Montecito, California, and have had a strained relationship with their royal relatives in the past following comments revealed in interviews and in Harry’s autobiography Spare. Whilst Prince Harry is said to be keen to mend the royal rift and repair his relationship with his family and potentially return to the UK, it’s been revealed that his wife will be the one who makes the decision over whether their family leaves the US.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams has explained that the former Suits actress will ultimately ‘have the final say’ on whether she and Prince Harry make a return to the UK or not.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is said to ‘have final say’ on whether she and Prince Harry make a UK return 
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Speaking to The Sun, the royal biographer explained: “Meghan has the say.” He then explained that Harry wants to “convey he is a very devoted family man and will put them above everything else”. The royal expert continued: “If Meghan didn’t want to come she could never be forced to. It would be extremely unlikely Harry would come over with the kids without Meghan.”

The comments come as it’s been revealed that Prince Harry will visit the UK next month to celebrate 10 years of the Invictus Games in May, and it’s likely that Meghan will not accompany him. An expert has revealed the former Suits actress is unlikely to visit the UK due to fears over safety and the ‘drama’ that would likely unfold with the Royal Family including between her and The Princess of Wales.

Meghan has made a return to the UK since the pair stepped back from their royal duties in 2020 but only on rare occasions which included Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in 2022. However, she did not return for King Charles III’s coronation last year, which Harry attended alone.
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Meghan last returned to the UK in 2022 as she accompanied Prince Harry to the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral 
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British commentator Esther Krakue spoke on GB News about Meghan’s potential visit, adding she believes that she won’t attend with Harry – especially due to one major reason. Speaking on the show, Ms Krakue said: “I actually think she’s avoiding the UK because she’s not interested in the whole drama and, kind of, being injected, is she going to talk to [Princess] Kate, and all of that.

“I personally think she’s not going to come because, obviously, Harry has lost his case with the Home Office and he said he doesn’t feel safe bringing his family over [to the UK] and I also think this is going to be a time where distance between the Sussexes and the Royal Family will be calcified because the focus will obviously be on the Princess of Wales and the King recovering, they don’t need the whole Netflix drama.”