Prince Harry Might Be 'Relieved' That Meghan Markle's Due Date 'Is So Close' To Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling, Expert Says
Since Meghan Markle is set to give birth soon, it may give Prince Harry an easy out from attending the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue in the U.K. on July 1.
"I imagine that Prince Harry is relieved that Meghan's due date is so close to the event because it is the perfect excuse for the prince to sit this one out and stay at home in the States," royal commentator Kinsey Schofield told The Mirror.
"I suspect that the child will be born around the time of the unveiling and that they will name the baby girl Diana," Schofield added. "We've learned since Prince Philip's funeral that there was little to no reconciliation between the princes. It would be catastrophically unfair for Prince Harry to return to the UK for Princess Diana's statue unveiling and to fight behind closed doors with Prince William about Meghan Markle. This event needs to be about their mother and it needs to honor their mother."
Since Harry and Prince William haven't been on the best terms lately, Schofield notes that if the red-headed hunk comes back home, he should focus on his late mother, who died in 1997, and not the royal drama.
"If Prince Harry is ready to eat crow then I encourage him to pack his bags and return to the U.K. to celebrate his mother's legacy," Schofield said. "If he's unable to do that, then perhaps he should stay home."
But if Harry, 36, decides to stay home in California, he shouldn't "outshine" his brother, who will be in attendance.
"I think releasing a photo of Prince Harry and his mother is appropriate, or releasing a pre-recorded speech or video that he collaborates with the Palace on, but the constant attempt to divert attention from the royals is getting exhausting and seems quite petty for two people who told Oprah Winfrey that they just wanted to 'move on,'" Schofield said.
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Even though Harry and William were seen talking at Prince Philip's funeral on April 17, the two have a long way to go before they make up.
According to a source, William is even nervous that Harry will "go too far with his truth bombs" following his candid podcast interview with Dax Shepard.