Critics theorized the Duke of Sussex would have an uncomfortable return to England, but the Spare author looked both confident and happy.
Harry's relationship with members of the royal family has been strained since he stepped down as a senior member of the royal family. However, Eugenie and Beatrice have maintained a loving friendship with the veteran. The Royal Observer previously reported when the Sussexes were evicted from Frogmore Cottage, Eugenie moved into the estate temporarily and helped the couple move their belongings into their Montecito mansion.
A source close to the princess shared that the father-of-two "couldn't be happier" for his family member after learning about her change in address. Prior to the move, Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, split their time between the U.K. and Portugal, but she is "determined to have the baby in the U.K. and bring up her children in England."
Even though Harry had the support of Eugenie and Beatrice, he went to the coronation without his wife, Meghan Markle, and their two children. As Harry supports His Majesty, Meghan will prepare for Prince Archie's fourth birthday celebration. Friend Omid Scobie believes the Duchess of Sussex wasn't interested in dealing with the British tabloids.
"When [Meghan] came back for the [Queen's] funeral, even her presence there was criticized, do you think she's just in a space now where she's like, 'I've got my happy place, I'm better off here, I'm staying away,' the biographer shared. "People around the Sussexes guided press at the time that this is very much about Archie's fourth birthday."
"I disagree with that to some extent because I also know from friends of hers that she's protecting her peace as well. She is aware of how much the spotlight goes on her when she sets a foot near the story," the writer shared. "A lot of that, although its portrayed as intentional that she wants to steal the spotlight but, in this case if she had come over and simply stood next to her husband, I would imagine the commentary and the narrative on the day would very different for the days that follow."