MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry “achieved what they wanted” with one foot still in the Royal Family, experts have claimed. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to visit the UK next month for the first time since returning for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Harry and Meghan will also travel to Germany as part of their trip to support “several charities close to their hearts”, their spokesman said. Royal author Victoria Murphy pointed out that the royal couple got what they wanted after stepping down as senior royals in March 2020.
Speaking to Palace Confidential on Mailplus, Ms Murphy said: “They have kind of achieved in a way you could look at it and what they want because they are now doing the things they want to do. “They have that control and for them that was a decision that they made and they knew what they were giving up, formally representing the Royal Family. “They chose to go and have this and have this independent set up and the interest is there.
“They still have these huge profiles and the interesting thing is that because of their past roles and links to the Royal Family, they will always be relevant.” Columnist Sarah Vine added: “They sort of straddle the world between royal, one foot in showbiz and one in royalty and they sort of feed off each other. “Everyone’s going to be interested in what Meghan’s wearing, whether she’s got nice jewellery on.
“All the same rules that would apply to any celebrity.” The couple will head to Manchester for the One Young World Summit, an event which brings together young leaders from more than 190 countries, on September 5. Meghan, a counsellor for the organisation, will give the keynote address at the opening ceremony. They will also meet a group of summit delegates doing “outstanding work on gender equality”, One Young World said.
The Sussexes will then head to Germany for the Invictus Games Dusseldorf 2023 One Year to Go event on September 6, before returning to the UK for the WellChild Awards in London on September 8 where Harry will deliver a speech. Their visit to the UK will be the first time they have been back in the country since the Jubilee celebrations in early June, when they attended the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
It falls in the same week the new prime minister is due to be announced and asked to form a Government by the Queen. Harry’s 96-year-old grandmother is expected to return to London from her annual summer break at Balmoral to carry out her head of state duties, and it is likely the duke will want to visit her.
A spokesman for the couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September.” Security will be at the forefront of Harry’s mind as he travels from his home in California for the high profile appearances. The duke, who quit as a senior working royal in 2020, is bringing legal action over a decision not to allow him to pay for police protection for himself and his family when in the UK.