Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly want to see Prince Philip amid the fears over his health that comes with his age.
The grandfather of Prince Harry is now 99, and with his advancing age comes health issues. After he got hospitalized last year, and with the threat of the coronavirus, there are mounting fears over his well-being.
The Sussexes’ wish to return to Britain
Prince Philip spent a few days in a hospital in London due to a “pre-existing condition” last year.
Buckingham Palace revealed he was under “observation” for treatment at the time. In a statement, it said he went to the hospital upon the “advice of his doctor.”
With the fears over his health, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are, reportedly, eager to return to the U.K. this year.
However, a source told Vanity Fair, via Express, only “time would tell” if they could manage to visit Britain this Christmas.
“There’s a lot of tradition surrounding the holidays with his family,” an insider explained. “They both have really loved that in the past.”
With the uncertainties that come with the COVID-19 pandemic, the insider revealed they are taking things “one day at a time.”
“[They] are hopeful that they can all go back together and spend it as a family,” the tipster added.
The Sussexes want their son, Archie, to see his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, this holiday.
“Time will tell if that will need to happen and if it could potentially impact what they do and when,” the source continued. “But they are all eager to get back to spend time with Harry’s family.”
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Prince Philip didn’t want to talk about Prince Harry, Meghan’s Megxit
However, a royal author revealed Prince Philip didn’t want “to get involved” in discussions about Prince Harry and Meghan’s Megxit. Ingrid Seward told Sky News, their decision to step down as senior royals “irritates” the Duke of Edinburgh “hugely.”
He even swiftly left the palace before everyone arrived for the Sandringham Summit.
Seward revealed Prince Philip felt “disappointed” that Meghan didn’t follow the “example he set.”
“I think he’s very, very disappointed,” she said. “I think he feels he gave up his naval career in order to stand by the Queen and help the monarchy.”
There are questions why Meghan can’t give up her acting career and just support her husband and the monarchy.
Prince Philip often told Princess Diana that being a member of the Royal Family is not a “popularity contest.” It is all of them working together, and he wants Prince Harry and Meghan to understand this.
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