The Sussexes were last in the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, but were rarely seen out in public during the event. It’s also believed Harry didn’t catch up face-to-face with his brother di lui William.
A source has told the Daily Mail the pair will be “supporting several charities close to their hearts” and they have no plans to see the Cambridges.
Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told the Mail he thought it was likely both Harry and Meghan would make time for the Queen, however.
“The reports that the Queen had invited Harry and Meghan to Balmoral were never confirmed. However it would only make sense for them to see her when she is at Windsor and when they are based at Frogmore, as they could only spend a very little time with her during the Platinum Jubilee di lei. “
But in a twist, the Queen could end up snubbing her grandson and his wife as on the day the couple are due to arrive in England, a new Prime Minister is likely to be announced.
That would mean the monarch would have to factor in official state duties such as meeting with the new leader, as well as the possible visit from Harry and Meghan.
Meanwhile, all eyes are set to be on the Sussexes’ security arrangements during their return. In July, a British High Court judge granted permission for part of Harry’s claim for a judicial review into a government decision that denied him police protection while in Britain.
The Home Office – the UK ministry responsible for policing, immigration and security – decided in February 2020 that Harry would cease receiving personal police security while in Britain, even if he were to cover the cost himself.