Prince Harry urged to fly to UK as the Queen's health woes mount

Prince Harry has been strongly advised to return to England to see the Queen in light of her deteriorating health

Prince Harry urged to fly to the UK as the Queen's health woes mount
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Prince Harry has been strongly advised to fly to the UK in light of the Queen's declining health.

Prince Harry has been urged by royal fans to return to Britain to be with his grandmother, in light of her concerning health updates. 

The Queen pulled out of the COP26 Climate change summit on Tuesday, following medical advice that she rests after her recent overnight hospital stay. 

Her Majesty's withdrawal from the high-profile event, which is due to begin on October 31 in Glasgow, has left her devout followers worried for her overall wellbeing. She is currently taking it easy and performing 'light duties', such as virtual audiences with newly-appointed ambassadors, at her Berkshire residence of Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the as Ambassador from the Swiss Confederation, Markus Leitner at Buckingham Palace, on October 26, 2021 in London, England.

The Queen has been undertaking light duties, like virtual audiences, from Windsor Castle 

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The Duke of Sussex is now under pressure to fly back to the UK, so he can support the 95-year-old monarch at this difficult time. Fans have flocked to social media to advise Harry to book a plane ticket (commercial, of course) before it's too late. 

"She is slowing down. He will regret it," one concerned person said on Twitter. 

"Yes I like Prince Harry but it's time to return home and see the Queen. I am sure he loves his grandmother and will make the effort to return," a slightly more hopeful fan tweeted. 

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Harry has visited London twice since his controversial emigration to the US with Meghan Markle in early 2020, returning once for Prince Philip's funeral in April and again for Princess Diana's statue unveiling in July. He met with the Queen on both occasions but was unable to properly reconnect with her due to the short duration of the trips. 

The news of Her Majesty's worsening health has likely been distressing for the British ex-pat, who has spoken about his affection for the royal matriarch on multiple occasions in the past. 

"Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her," a source told Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand for their 2020 biography, Finding Freedom. "Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

Meghan Markle and the Queen and Harry

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It was widely reported that Harry and Meghan were to return to the UK with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, for the Royal Family's famous Christmas party at Sandringham House

However, the Queen's 'fragile condition' in recent weeks has shed doubt over the likelihood of this visit going ahead. It's understood that Her Majesty is planning to downscale the celebrations for this year's jolly season, having grown 'weary' after a challenging year of conflict and grief. 

She has also been encouraged to lighten her workload ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in July 2022, which will mark her 70th-year-long reign with a four-day bank holiday weekend and plenty of nationwide festivities. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.