Meghan and Harry are headed back to the UK in September!
A spokesperson for the couple said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “delighted to visit with several charities close to their hearts in early September.”
Amid a series of charitable engagements in the UK they’ll also make a flying visit to Germany, which will host the Invictus Games next year.
The last time Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry visited the UK was for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in June, an event that was notable for more than the monarch’s 70 years on the throne—it also marked the couple’s return to the UK in an official capacity for the first time since the drama of Sussexist in spring 2020.
In the end, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s much-anticipated return was low-key in the extreme. We glimpsed Meghan looking radiant and playful in a window; the Sussexes swept up the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral, turning every head in their wake; and an adorable picture of their daughter Lili was released to mark her first birthday, which they celebrated with family and friends at Frogmore Cottage.
And then Harry, Meghan, Archie and Lili were gone once more, back to the idyllic surroundings of their home in Montecito, California, and to the routines of their quiet family life.
Will Archie and Lili Travel to the UK With Harry and Meghan?
There’s no word yet on whether the kids will accompany Meghan and Harry in September, but it seems likely that they’ll remain at home.
Currently Harry is embroiled in a legal dispute with the UK’s Home Office over their refusal to allow him to pay for police protection whenever he visits the country.
His automatic right to taxpayer-funded security was removed when he stepped back as a senior royal and relocated to the US.
In February, the duke’s legal team told the UK's high court that Harry does "not feel safe" while visiting the country of his birth with his children Archie and Lili.
His attorney Shaheed Fatima argued for Harry to be able to pay for police protection while visiting the UK. One of the most important aspects of this type of security as opposed to private security is the police's access to intelligence that could flag potential threats to the Sussex family.
Last month the duke's spokesperson said that Harry wants his children “to know his home country” but that the Sussexes “have been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats”, meaning their private security team has inadequate resources to protect them.
Pointing out that Harry is sixth in line to the throne and served two tours in Afghanistan, the spokesperson says that he “inherited a security risk at birth, for life.”