Prince Harry's 'homesick' calls to King Charles as he prepares for UK return

Prince Harry looked serious as he stands inside Westminster Abbey ahead of King Charles's coronation
Prince Harry is likely feeling apprehensive about his return to the UK in May -Credit:Getty Images

Prince Harry is set to return to the UK in less than two weeks, marking the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Following the news that he will jet back to his home country, forecasts of Prince Harry's feeling of restlessness are high, with King Charles called upon for 'reassurances'.

According to many, the trip could potentially open doors for a reunion between Harry and his estranged Royal family members, reports the Mirror.

However, his recent public criticisms of the royals have made the likelihood of an amicable reconciliation with his brother William seem near impossible.

Adding fuel to the fire is Harry's sudden dip in popularity in the UK after stepping down from Royal duties.

His impending return, therefore, may likely stir feelings of unease, much like the anxiety he reportedly experienced prior to his solo appearance at his father's Coronation in May 2023.

The Mirror's royal editor Russell Myers previously revealed that Prince Harry had been making "homesick" calls to his father seeking "reassurances" before his visit to the UK for the Coronation.

Harry's concerns were said to hinge on security measures and questions surrounding his position in any seating plan.

According to Myers, who shared these findings with Sky News Australia, Harry was "homesick", and had been turning to King Charles for reassurance.

However, it seems Harry has made a firm decision about his future in America, with recent revelations indicating that he has altered his residential status from the UK to the US.

This change was backdated to 29 June 2023, aligning with the time when Harry and Meghan were asked to leave Frogmore Cottage.

Commentator Sean O'Grady has claimed that Harry's latest move is a "further sign that he's gone to California for good", also suggesting that it marks the start of a new chapter for the Sussexes as they continue with their move into the world of Hollywood.

In an article for The Independent, O'Grady wrote: "It is a bit painful to reflect on all the goodwill for the future heaped on Harry and Meghan when they got married, only six years ago next month. Whoever is to blame for the collapse in their relationship with Britain since, the country lost something quite special when the Sussexes decamped to North America."

The royal expert hinted that Harry could one day seek US citizenship, explaining: "The next logical step for the couple is to become Mr and Mrs Sussex. Then it will be how long before the Duke of Sussex seeks US citizenship, complete with passport?"

Previously, during an interview with Good Morning America, Harry was questioned about whether he would consider applying for American citizenship. When host Will Reeve asked, "Do you feel American? " Harry replied, "Do I feel American? No... I don't know how I feel."

Reeve then probed further, asking Harry what would prevent him from applying for American citizenship.

He replied: "I have no idea. I'm here standing next to these guys. The American citizenship is a thought that has crossed my mind, but certainly not something that is a priority for me right now."

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