Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reportedly moving back to the UK to be closer to family

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The source told New Magazine Harry and Meghan are “planning a fifth birthday party for Archie at their Montecito home on 6 May and were then going to fly over to the UK on a private jet the following day”.
The source told New Magazine Harry and Meghan are “planning a fifth birthday party for Archie at their Montecito home on 6 May and were then going to fly over to the UK on a private jet the following day”. Credit: Rolf Vennenbernd/AP

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly set to return to the UK to live with their two children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, with a source claiming he said the family had been away “far too long” and he “wants to start building a life” there.

The source told New Magazine Prince Harry and wife, Meghan, are “planning a fifth birthday party for Archie at their Montecito home on 6 May and were then going to fly over to the UK on a private jet the following day”.

The family’s trip home lines up with an anniversary service at St Paul’s Cathedral on May 8 to mark the 10th anniversary of Harry’s Invictus Games. Harry founded the games in 2014 to give injured military personnel and veterans a chance to compete in events like those in the Paralympics.

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It’s also been reported that Harry hopes the trip will allow Archie, 4, and Lilibet, 2, to connect with their cousins Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8 and Prince Louis, 5 and their grandfather King Charles properly.

“They were going to attend the Anniversary Service, followed by a few more days in the UK so the children could meet with members of Harry’s family,” the source told New Magazine.

“Harry would love for Archie and Lilibet to have a better relationship with their cousins or even the children of some of his friends.

“He feels like they have been away from the UK for far too long and wants to start building a life here. Not full-time, but a second home they can visit regularly.”

The May trip home comes just weeks after the upsetting news both King Charles and Prince William’s wife, Catherine, Princess of Wales, announced they were both undergoing cancer treatment. Harry had previously returned home on a whirlwind trip to the UK after his father’s diagnosis.

Harry and Meghan left the UK in 2020, after leaving behind their duties as working royals and pursuing a new life in the US.

However, Prince Harry and Meghan have not confirmed whether they will travel back to the UK, despite what the source claimed.

The reported return home also comes amid the controversy of the estranged royal’s US immigration status, after Harry spilled in his book Spare about his former drug use, which later led to legal experts suggesting it was grounds to reject an American visa.

Heritage Foundation — an American conservative think tank — has questioned whether Harry was “properly vetted” to enter the US in the first place, also lodging a Freedom of Information request for the prince’s paperwork. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has since complied with the FOI request.

But among all the controversy Harry and Meghan have also reportedly launched two new Netflix shows on cooking, gardening and polo.

The duo are said to be launching the programs as part of their ongoing $100million deal with the streamer.

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