Royals ‘will be reassured if Harry and Meghan stay in US for Philip’s memorial’
Ingrid Seward said couple will turn service into ‘Harry and Meghan show’
Comes amid rage at Harry’s decline to return to UK without police protection
The Royal Family will ‘be relieved if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stay in the US for Prince Philip’s memorial as their presence would turn it into the Harry and Meghan show,’ a royal expert has declared.
The couple, who live in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California, were anticipated to come to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service, even so, a the latest row over the Metropolitan Police providing their security has called their return into doubt.
Now Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, has said the Sussexes’ non-appearance may be welcomed by senior members of The Firm.
Prince Harry faced indignation over his threat of legal action against Her Majesty’s Government.
He is seeking a judicial analysis of the resolution to dispossess him of his UK police protection team, declaring it is too risk-taking to visit without Scotland Yard bodyguards.
A one time head of royal protection advised the royal ‘cannot pick and choose’ when he wants to visit the UK and receive protection.
Dai Davies pointed out Princess Anne was almost abducted and her protection officer was shot – yet she does not get full time protection.
His remarks came as sources proposed the Queen will not assist her grandson in his demand for security personnel when he comes to Britain.
The insiders asserted the Monarch has no aim of ‘caving into his demands’ for safeguarding from the Met and Home Office.
Meghan and Charles were formerly close and are said to have shared a bond of love of culture, art and history.
Charles is as well said to be ‘desperate to see his grandchildren’.
A source told the Mirror last week: ‘The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn’t had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss.
‘He is a fantastic grandfather and loves playing the role immensely and it’s certainly fair to say he feels there is something missing from his life without the ability to get to know Harry’s children.
‘This is something he is hoping to remedy which is why he made the gesture for Harry, Meghan and the children to stay with him if they wanted to, whenever they may come home for a period of time.