‘I will believe it when I see it’: Doubts grow over Meghan Markle’s return to the UK

Apr 04, 2024
Dive into the intrigue and controversy surrounding Meghan Markle's possible UK return, as speculation mounts and royal experts weigh in on her fate.Source: Getty Images.

Will Meghan Markle ever make a return to the UK?

That’s certainly the question many royal experts are asking as rumours swirl that Markle may be accompanying her husband, Prince Harry, when he returns to British soil in May for the 10-year anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Meghan’s public image in the UK has diminished over time, especially after her and Prince Harry’s departure from royal duties in 2020, marked by her public criticisms of the Royal Family.

Despite Harry’s previous visits home, Markle hasn’t accompanied him since 2022.

While speculation about her return intensifies, royal expert Charles Rae has cast doubt on the rumours.

“I will believe it when I see it, until I see her step off that plane I do not believe that she will be here. I think too much has gone on, and I’m sure that if she does come she will get a very cuddly and warm welcome,” he told GB News.

“In actual fact, the organisers of the event on May 8th for the Invictus Games church service, they’ve only got her name pencilled in as a TBC (to be confirmed).”

“You’d have thought if she was serious about coming here, we’d already know that she was. And if she does come here, is she going to bring the children?

“I mean, Harry is still up in up in the air about his security. He thinks that Britain is the most unsafe country in the world.

“He’s clearly not not remembered what it’s like in the United States. I’m sceptical that she’s ever going to set foot in this country again.”

Following recent remarks from royal expert Pandora Forsyth, Meghan might find it prudent to avoid the UK, as Forsyth’s commentary painted a grim picture of Meghan’s chances of winning over the British public.

During a recent appearance on GB News, Forsyth addressed the uphill battle Meghan faces when it comes to rebuilding her image in the UK.

Forsyth’s assessment didn’t mince words.

“I think it is highly unlikely [Meghan can rebuild her UK image], due to the fact that she’s married Harry and together they have annoyed the British public,” Forsyth said.

“As well as this they’ve annoyed the British media. We were all behind them when they got married, and then the Fabulous Four. We were behind that as well.

“But since then, ultimately it’s just gone downhill and they’ve released secrets in quite a brash abrupt and insensitive way to the Royal Family and that will annoy people.”

When asked, “Who’s got a bigger PR challenge in the UK? Meghan or Harry?”, the outcome did not appear favourable for Meghan yet again.

“I think the British public has seen Harry grow from a boy to a man,” Forsyth said.

“They’ve known him for longer and therefore they might have a bit of a soft spot for him.

“Unfortunately, Meghan hasn’t grown up in the spotlight here and therefore she doesn’t have as many favorable followers in the UK.”

Meghan’s decline in popularity among the British public began with Megxit, signaling a turning point in her relationship with the UK.

Marking a seismic shift in the Monarchy’s dynamics, Prince Harry and Meghan sought to carve out a more independent existence away from the royal spotlight. Their decision was met with a mixture of support and criticism, with public sentiment swinging unpredictably.

The tipping point came with their highly publicised interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, where they laid bare the challenges they faced within the royal institution. The revelations from the interview ignited a firestorm of public debate and exacerbated existing tensions within the family.

As speculation over Meghan’s potential return to the UK rages on, her fraught relationship with the British public remains a pivotal factor, signaling a complex and uncertain future ahead.

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