Meghan Markle is highly likely to “overshadow” Queen Elizabeth II if she were to return to the UK, according to a source.
The rumor mill has been churning out speculations surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to return to the UK for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s birthdays this year. A source revealed that if the former Suits actress does return, Her Majesty will not be pleased.
The insider told Daily Mail that Meghan’s appearance is highly likely to “overshadow” Queen’s special day. “Harry wants to come back for The Queen and Prince Philip’s big birthdays,” the insider said.
“But it looks likely it will be just him. If Meghan comes back, the feeling is that it would overshadow the occasion. People would only be looking at the ‘drama’ of it all,” the source added.
“Of course she would be welcome, but a decision not to come would postpone that headache for a while at least,” the insider said. The prince will reportedly stay at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor, the home Meghan kept as a UK base.
It is temporarily occupied by Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. The couple is said to have had a painful year following Megxit after their nanny returned to the UK and the coronavirus pandemic left them feeling alone, authors of Finding Freedom said earlier this month.
Co-writers of Meghan’s bombshell biography, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie claimed that moving to LA wasn’t easy for the couple after they stepped back as senior royals in Mar. 2020. “To be at the point they are at now, having set up an empire and a charity in just over nine months, shows just how hard they have worked to make this transition a success,” Omid Scobie wrote in Grazia.
“But it’s taken a lot of work to get here. The journey has been painful,” the author added. Since moving to LA, Omid Scobie said, the couple has been “eager to contribute to the community,” particularly in terms of COVID-19 response, and are bent on focusing on what mattered.