Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked everyone when they announced the news that they were stepping down as senior royals and relocating to the United States.
While many envisioned the pair would split their time between the UK and America, that hasn’t quite been the way with mum-of-two Meghan yet to make a return trip to the UK.
While Prince Harry has made two trips to his homeland – one to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip and another time to attend the unveiling of a statue in his late mother, Princess Diana’s, honour, Meghan has stayed put in the States.
Their difficult relationship with the royal family has been much reported about with the couple opening up to Oprah, in an interview watched by millions, how a senior member of the monarchy made comments about how ‘dark’ their future son’s skin would be and whether he would receive a royal title or not.
Other claims made by Meghan and Harry included that ‘The Firm’ failed to take action when Meghan expressed she was struggling with her mental health.
Now, Lady Colin Campbell has claimed that Meghan and Harry are cautious to return to England because of the ‘bad publicity’ around them from certain parts of the media.
Speaking in a YouTube video, the author of Meghan and Harry: The Real Story said: ‘They know they are going to be subjected to a lot of bad publicity, and they have been warned.’
I am reliably informed that the bad publicity they are getting is affecting their brand. So really they have been warned off coming to England.’
Her comments come after it was revealed that Harry would not be flying back to England for a postponed event to celebrate the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue which took place in July.
At the time of the unveiling, only a small group of people could attend due to restrictions with a larger celebration promised at a later stage. That event, hosted by William and Kate, is understood to have taken place on Tuesday with 100 guests in attendance.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet, who was born in June, has also never been to England to meet the rest of the royal family.