Royal Family May Want Prince Harry To Come Back As 'He Was An Asset,' Author Shares
A comeback? Despite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving to California in 2020, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibilities that the pair return to the U.K. one day.
“It’s looking a bit skeletal, because they weren’t supposed to be losing Andrew or Harry, so a bit of a problem, that slimmed-down monarchy, at the moment,” author Tina Brown said. “I think there is a great effort to try to make everybody focus on the heir, Charles, and William and Kate. But there is a lot of pressure on that.”
“I do think at a certain point they are going to need Harry back, particularly probably after the Queen dies, because he was an asset,” Brown said.
However, it may not pan out as Prince Charles plans on getting rid of royal members when he takes the throne from Queen Elizabeth one day. "There's this sense that he wants a slimmed down monarchy to make sure that everybody is doing their bit and [there are] no so-called hangers-on," royal expert Camilla Tominey said. “So, I think this is basically Charles’ attempt to basically look like he’s inherited his mother’s habit for being frugal; turning off light switches and being green, generally being good value for money. Therefore I think there’s a sense of trying to make that as smooth as possible and trying to create a monarchy that’s fit for the future.”
Angela Levin echoed similar thoughts, saying, "Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer. I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the royal family."
Meanwhile, it seems like Harry, 37, is happy to be away from the spotlight. “Making this move is really scary, like at every possible opportunity the forces that were working against us tried to make it impossible," he said. “Did I expect to find ourselves in this situation so quickly? No. I think we’ve done a really good job. I have no regrets, it’s incredibly sad, but I have no regrets at all because now I’m in a place where I feel like I should have been four years ago.”
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