In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to leave England and renounce their title as members of the Royal family. But while they had a window of time to possibly reverse their decision, a clue made the queen realize that they were well and truly gone for good.
This had the effect of a bomb. Since March 31, 2021, Meghan and Prince Harry have definitively left the Royal life, abandoning their titles and functions as active members of the British royal family. A choice they had announced on January 8, 2020. At that time, Queen Elizabeth had insisted that their decision be reviewed after 12 months, according to an article in The Sun published this Saturday, March 5. As the British tabloid explains, this would have given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a grace period to change their minds, in case they had any doubts.
However, the 95-year-old sovereign, who has yet to meet her great-granddaughter, would have been immediately certain that they would never return. According to the Sun, a rather convincing clue led her to believe this: when they left, the couple even took their dogs with them. As the Daily Mail claims, Elizabeth II actually replied to a visitor asking if she expected them to resume their royal duties, “Of course not. They took the dogs.”
Meghan and Prince Harry ready to return to England?
If the queen was sure about the non-return of her grandson and his wife, it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex harbor hopes of returning to Buckingham Palace.Installed with their two children in California for two years, the couple could indeed make a comeback, but with one condition. On February 28, the royal family specialist Tom Quinn revealed in the podcast To Di For Daily that the parents of Archie and Lilibet would see themselves taking over some of their functions within the monarchy if the former generation were to disappear. “A source told me that Meghan and Harry are hoping that when the older members of the Royal family die – in other words, when Elizabeth dies and Charles becomes the new king – they could come back and get the part-time royal figure status they’ve always wanted,” Tom Quinn said.
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