Meghan Markle’s hopes for UK return dashed by royal opposition

London: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, may have faced a setback in her plans for a return to the United Kingdom alongside her husband, Prince Harry, as reports suggest that the royal family has blocked any such move.

Speculation arose after Meghan Markle participated in a surprise royal engagement in London, albeit via video link, to mark the opening of a new wing of an animal charity. This virtual appearance fueled anticipation regarding whether the Duchess would make an in-person return to the UK.

While Prince Harry recently visited his ailing father, Prince Charles, for a brief 30-minute meeting at Clarence House, discussions surrounding the Sussexes’ potential return to royal duties have been quashed by royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams.

According to Fitzwilliams, any notion of the Sussexes resuming their royal roles is “out of the question.” He highlighted a lack of trust within the royal family due to the couple’s past behavior, despite the ongoing health crisis involving King Charles and the recovery of Kate Middleton from surgery.

Fitzwilliams emphasized that while Prince Harry’s visit to the UK may have been genuine in its intention to see family, the prospect of the Sussexes reengaging in royal duties has been unequivocally dismissed.

The developments underscore the rift between the Sussexes and the royal establishment, further complicating any potential reconciliation or return to official royal duties for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.