Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, left the royal family last year and moved to North America. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex eventually settled in Montecito, California, where they raised their two children, Archie Harrison, three, and Lilibet Diana, four months. The fun the Sussexes had of their lives in the US was on display during their recent whirlwind tour of New York City.
The couple’s visit to the Big Apple was their first major outing since Meghan gave birth to Lilibet in June.
One of the next big occasions in the royal family’s own calendar is the Platinum Jubilee, which will be held next year for Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.
The anniversary is to mark Her Majesty’s historic 70-year reign – a feat no other British monarch has achieved.
In recent months, there has been speculation about whether Harry and Meghan will attend the celebrations.
After crossing the pond, Harry returned to the UK for the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, who died in April.
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The Duke’s return was a solo trip, as Meghan – who has not yet returned to Britain – was heavily pregnant with Lilibet at the time and remained in California before her birth.
Harry also came back to the UK a few months later when he and his brother, Prince William, unveiled a statue of their future mother, Princess Diana.
Royal historian Dr Edward Owens told Express.co.uk that any visit from Harry and Meghan would likely be swift.
The former lecturer is the author of ‘The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53’.
He said: “I imagine if they come for the Platinum anniversary, it will be a bit like what happened with Philip’s funeral, it will be a short visit and then away.”
Billed as an “intimate and heartfelt” look at the Duke’s life, it will chronicle his experiences from a young boy to the man he is today.
Harry has said all proceeds from the book will be donated to charity.
While Harry hasn’t given extensive details on what his memoir will contain, several reports have suggested it could yield embarrassing passages about his family.
dr. Owens claimed that the timing of the book in connection with the Queen’s Jubilee was important.
He said: “This is meant to be the Queen’s last hurrah, it’s very unlikely there will be an 80th anniversary.
“Harry is hot right now, he’s interesting and he needs to make that interesting story what he can while people are still interested in him.”
He added: “On next year’s jubilee, the monarchy, the Queen and her advisers will say ‘don’t worry, that’s happening on the other side of the Atlantic, this is a celebration of Britain, it’s Commonwealth.
“The release date becomes even more important because if it’s released before the actual anniversary, if there’s incendiary, explosive material in the memoir, you’d almost think Harry might not even be invited.”