Royal Biographer Says Prince Harry Is Facing 'The Ultimate Test'

Prince Harry is facing a tough situation. The Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, stunned fans when they exited the royal family and moved to California in early 2020. The pair now resides in Montecito with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. Since their royal exit, Harry has only returned to the United Kingdom on two occasions. The first was to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, and the second to help unveil a statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace, per Harper's Bazaar. Both times, Meghan stayed home with the children.

Now, Harry is being forced to figure out if he'll return to the U.K. again in the coming months as there are two big events that he is expected to be present for. The first is the memorial for Prince Philip in March 2022. The second is the celebrations for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in June (via The Mirror). In addition, fans are dying to know if Meghan and the children will accompany Harry to those events if he chooses to attend, especially since the royal family hasn't met baby Lilibet face to face.

However, Harry's fight to retain police protection for himself and his family while in the U.K. could be a deciding factor in his decision to come home for the events. Now, one royal expert claims that the Duke of Sussex is facing a true test of loyalty as he weighs his decision.

Prince Harry might regret not returning to the United Kingdom

Royal biographer, Tom Bower, who is currently writing a book about Meghan Markle, recently revealed to Closer Magazine that Prince Harry will be under a microscope throughout 2022, adding that he faces "the ultimate dilemma."

"He insists he adores his grandmother, so will he come back to support her at Prince Philip's memorial service, and will he come back to support her and celebrate her reign in the Platinum Jubilee? These are milestone moments and, sadly, time is running out," Bower stated, per The Mirror.

Bower also claims that Harry's decision will show where his loyalties really lie. "If he doesn't come back, it's a clear statement of where lies his loyalty and his own interest. He's had many opportunities to return home and spend time with his family — and hasn't — but this really will show where his and Meghan's mindsets are," he explained. 

The author added that Harry may regret not returning to the U.K. if he misses out on important time with Queen Elizabeth. "If they don't come back soon, and Lilibet doesn't meet the Queen and Harry doesn't celebrate her life and reign with her, it could be something he comes to regret forever."

So, it seems that all eyes will be on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they figure out what their next move will be.