Betrayed royals arent thrilled about Harry and Meghans UK plan says expert

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced plans on Monday (August 15) to return to the UK in September, with the couple hoping to support charities "close to their hearts".

The couple plan to visit Manchester on September 5 for the One Young World Summit, an event that brings together young leaders from across the world and is put on by an organisation for which Meghan is a counsellor.

However, despite the well-meaning nature of their trip, royal expert Kinsey Schofield predicts that it might not be great for royal relations.

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"Senior royals are likely not thrilled with today’s announcement," said the host of the To Di For podcast.

"When the Sussexes vaguely accused a member of the royal family with being racist, started suing British media, sued the Government, and moved out of the country – monarchists were left feeling betrayed."

Harry and Meghan have kept their distance from other members of the Royal Family since they moved to California in 2020.

And in a bombshell 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the pair alleged comments had been made about the skin colour of the couples' future children – although they would not say who had supposedly made the comments.

This will be the second time this year that Harry and Meghan have visited the UK, having made the journey across the pond for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee back in June.

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Though their decision to attend was initially controversial, their presence at the celebration didn't cause too much of a stir – and Schofield says they handled it well.

"I thought their behaviour during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee was superb. They were respectful and stayed under the radar," Schofield added.

But while the couple may have successfully managed this first visit, the royal commentator doesn't think the pair should make a habit of crossing the Atlantic – with their reputation being much stronger in America than Blighty.

"There is so much opportunity for them in America," she said.

"Why are they not capitalizing on the fact that Americans haven't been hit with Tom Bower or Valentine Low's allegations yet?

"I think their reputation has really taken a hit in the UK thanks to Bower's book [Revenge: Meghan Harry and the war between the Windsors] and the Sussexes have been suspiciously silent.

"They seem to poll well with the younger demo so maybe they are attempting to stay plugged in there."

Harry and Meghan plan to visit the UK for reasons that don't concern the Royal Family, so only time will tell whether the couple spend much time with their estranged relatives while they're back in the country.

Schofield anticipated that it was unlikely any senior royals would make an effort to see the pair, other than perhaps the Queen.

The Daily Star has contacted Harry and Meghan's team for comment.


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