In January, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to relinquish their roles as senior members of the royal family and move to North America with the goal of becoming financially independent of the crown and to get away from the detrimental British Media.
So far, the couple has been working on building sources of income through making public appearances and working on other lucrative offers. But is Prince Harry really built for a life in the commercial and private sector? Some sources say no, at least in the long term. One particular royal expert is putting a timeline on when he’ll return to the United Kingdom and rejoin the family.
Prince Harry, in explaining why he decided to take his family to North America, shared that the impetus stemmed from the desire to keep them safe from the media and tabloids, something which, ultimately, took his mother, Princess Diana, as a victim. The Duke of Sussex doesn’t want to see a repeat of that tragic incident with his wife, Meghan, or their son, Archie.
But despite being in a ‘safer’ environment, getting on their feet and establishing a life that they’ll truly love is going to be more difficult than expected, at least according to some experts. Royal photographer, Arthur Edwards thinks it’s going to be particularly tough on Prince Harry.
Speaking to The Sun, Edwards elaborated on why he thought the transition was going to be hard on Prince Harry, mainly arguing that he’s embarking on a life he’s never known, one that includes daily responsibilities and menial tasks. “He’s going to find life — as most of us do — pretty tough,” Edwards shared. “He’s 35 and he’s never had to do anything like this.”
“He may wish he had never gone down that road, who knows. But of course, it’s what his wife wants and I think what Meghan wants, as they say, Meghan gets. And he’s so in love with her he will do anything to keep her happy,” he continued.
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Edwards shared that he thought it wouldn’t be too long before enough was enough for Prince Harry and he decided it was time to return back to the United Kingdom to rejoin his family.
“Unfortunately, we are going to lose him for a little while. I just hope it’s not going to be for too long. I don’t think they will stay there forever. I think they’ll be coming back more and more and I think Harry will miss it, I think he will miss the life of the family,” the photographer concluded.
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Another royal analyst, Daniel Wild, from the Institute of Public Affairs, told Sky News Australia, that he thought it would only be a matter of a few years before Prince Harry brings his family back to the United Kingdom, citing ‘burn out’ and missing duties he performed for his country.
“To answer the question, how long can it go for, I’d say a few years before their star burns out,” Wild said. “Despite this tantrum, someone like Harry has been bred into duty. I know he doesn’t like it, and as a second son, second to the heir, it’s always awkward, but one day he’ll miss the sense of duty.”
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