Here’s why Prince Harry was supposed to return to the UK this weekend

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Fingers crossed for next year!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made news earlier this year as they stepped down from their roles as ‘senior’ members of the royal family, becoming financially independent.

The couple lost their HRH titles and their Sussex Royal brand and moved across the pond to California with their baby Archie. The family of three will reportedly be dividing their time between England and America.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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With the coronavirus pandemic putting countries on lockdown and prohibiting travel, Harry and Meghan are staying in their Los Angeles home and have been forced to cancel their plans.

This made headlines over the weekend, as Prince Harry was forced to cancel his trip to the UK.

Harry was previously expected to travel to London over the weekend for an annual event that is very close to his heart – the London Marathon.

Yes, Prince Harry is a regular at the 26.2-mile London race, set to take place this year on Sunday 26 April, sadly cancelled this year due to the pandemic. It has been postponed for the first time in its history.

While the race didn’t go ahead, it has been rescheduled for Sunday 4 October 2020, so here’s hoping Prince Harry will be able to make an appearance then.

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