For the past 27 days, Prince Philip, age 99, has been in the hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
And reports are claiming that people close to Queen Elizabeth II might have requested that Prince Harry fly to London and be with his family.
Queen Elizabeth’s husband was initially taken to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London’s Smithfield in mid-January as a ‘precautionary measure because he was not feeling well.
Prince Philip later had surgery, and in early March, he was transferred to King Edward VII Hospital, where the royal family confirmed that he is recuperating and doing well.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl recently did an interview and revealed that there is loud chatter around Her Majesty and other royal family members that Prince Harry should briefly leave California to come home and see The Duke of Edinburgh.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Nicholl said: “They are much more concerned with the more serious matter which is the health of the Duke of Edinburgh who is seriously ill in hospital.”
The royal reporter went on to explain why Harry and Meghan Markle need to focus on the more pressing matter: “There are calls by some royal commentators and experts who believe that this interview should be rescheduled and aired at a less sensitive time for the Royal Family. And there are even some reports circulating that Prince Harry’s being asked to come home to see his grandfather. No confirmation on that from either the palace or the Sussexes spokespeople, but inevitably this is going to be a source of much speculation.”
She concluded by: “The timing really couldn’t be any worse for the Royal Family. This interview is coming at such a difficult time.”
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview where they rattled the monarchy to its core.
During the interview, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spoke about the response from other family members when they found out they were expecting a child in 2018 — with one unnamed member of the royal family questioning “how dark” their baby might be.
The other main allegation related to the lack of support which the couple felt they had been offered by the royal institution, particularly when Meghan Markle opened up about her mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts in 2019.
Since the Oprah interview, Prince Charles, Prince William, and The Queen have promised to reach out to Prince Harry in private sooner than later to heal as a family.