Prince Harry "may face a testimony from the Queen" amid concern over his public comments on US policy as palace staff are "urged to prepare for his return to Britain within a few weeks".
- It is believed that the staff were instructed to prepare Frogmore Cottage for the Duke's arrival
- Queen is likely to meet him in Windsor after she returns to resume their engagements
- But it comes when royal experts warned Harry "burned major bridges"
Prince Harry may face scolding from the Queen amid concerns over his public comments on US policies as royal staff reportedly prepare to return to the UK.
It is believed that the palace staff were instructed to prepare Frogmore Cottage for the Duke's imminent return – without mentioning Meghan Markle.
The 94-year-old Queen is likely to be with Harry on her & # 39; HMS Bubble & # 39; Meet in Windsor to resume audiences and small engagements.
But his alleged visit comes after royal experts warned Harry "burned major bridges beyond repair" after speaking about the upcoming American elections.
Prince Harry could face scolding from the Queen amid concerns over his public comments on US politics as royal staff reportedly prepare to return to the UK without mentioning Meghan Markle
A source told The Sun: “The Windsor staff have been told to prepare for the possibility that Harry might come back.
“They're told it could be in a matter of weeks, but Meghan's name wasn't mentioned.
“There are all sorts of topics to talk about – not just your political statements, but also your visa situation in the US.
"Although he would have to isolate for two weeks, the property is big enough for conversations in a socially distant manner."
News of his return comes after Harry turned over a "substantial sum" to pay the rent and the £ 2.4 million taxpayer-funded bill for renovation work on the couple's UK home.
The 94-year-old Queen is likely to be with Harry at her & # 39; HMS Bubble & # 39; Meet in Windsor to resume audiences and small engagements
However, a royal expert has claimed Meghan and Harry, who now live in a $ 14 million mansion in Santa Barbara with their one-year-old son Archie, "burned major bridges beyond repair."
The couple don't seem to mind the decision to leave the company and move to the United States, Penny Junor wrote in Der Spiegel.
The biographer noted that while Prince Harry could improve his relationship with his brother Prince William, Meghan is unlikely to ever want to return to the facility.
She suggested that the former actress, who had been calling Americans to vote for the past few weeks, couldn't fulfill her desire to change the world while working as a senior member of the royal family.
"In the past few months, Harry and Meghan have burned some significant bridges that may not be repairable," Penny said.
“At the moment she doesn't seem to mind. And I can't see Meghan ever wanting a way back. What she discovered in her short time as a working member is that the British royal family is not a place for someone with political ambition.
Missouri Congressman Jason Smith called on the British government to urge the Queen to strip Meghan and Harry of their royal titles in order to interfere in the upcoming American elections
"This centuries-old institution provides an unprecedented platform for community service – to transform and improve people's lives – but it is not a stepping stone to changing the world – however burning and obvious the need."
However, Penny suggested that Harry doesn't share the same political ambitions and instead his passion is helping disadvantaged people.
She added that it is likely that one day he will find his way back.
It comes after Missouri Congressman Jason Smith called for the UK government to urge the Queen to revoke Meghan and Harry of their royal titles for interfering in the upcoming American election – claiming they would use them to help Influencing voters.
Harry, who struck a £ 112million Netflix deal with Meghan, has now been in the US for more than 183 days, which means he could be taxable there too.
Representatives of Harry and Meghan have been asked for comments.
As is expected of British royals to stay out of politics
Under Britain's constitutional monarchy, powers that in theory belong to the Queen – such as appointing ministers and passing laws – are exercised on her behalf by political leaders.
This system means that political decisions are made by the elected government rather than by unelected kings, while maintaining the monarchy as a symbol of the British state and its traditions.
The royals' political neutrality, which the Queen has carefully observed for 68 years, is key to maintaining this balance and maintaining the monarchy's popularity.
A YouGov poll earlier this year found that both Conservative and Labor voters, as well as Brexiter and Europhile, support the majority for maintaining the British monarchy.
The Queen's uncle, King Edward VIII, was forced to abdicate in 1936 because the government refused to support his proposed marriage to the American divorced Wallis Simpson – mortally endangering his neutrality.
While there is no law specifically preventing the royal family from voting in UK elections, it would be an unacceptable violation of protocol.
The Queen has weekly talks with her Prime Ministers and has the right to “advise and warn” them if necessary, but the nature of their advice is never made public.
Even her cautious remark that voters should “think very carefully about the future” ahead of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum was seen as an unusual intervention.
Prince Charles is known for writing long letters to ministers on political issues such as agriculture, some of which were published in 2015.
William and Kate also spoke out for the environment and last year launched an award for tackling climate change issues.
Princess Diana – who, like Harry and Meghan, distanced herself from the monarchy – was known for her campaigns against landmines, in which she allegedly described the policies of the British government as "hopeless".
Her involvement sparked criticism from some Conservative MPs, but the Labor government, which took office shortly before her death, was more favorable to her campaign.