By Emma Dooney
Prince Harry is determined to see the Queen as soon as possible, after being denied the chance to say goodbye to Prince Philip in person last year.
- Prince Harry is anxious to see the Queen following news of her declining health, a royal insider has said.
- The Duke of Sussex is reportedly determined to fly back to the UK to be with his grandmother in person, after missing the chance to say goodbye to Prince Philip before his death.
- In other royal news, Prince Charles' insecurity highlighted in new images from Clarence House.
Prince Harry is on high alert after receiving the news of the Queen's health troubles and hopes to return to the UK as soon as possible, a royal insider has revealed.
The Duke of Sussex has not seen his grandmother since July, when he visited London for Princess Diana's statue unveiling, and is reportedly determined to be with her during this difficult time.
The Queen pulled out of the COP26 Climate change summit earlier this week after doctors urged her to take some rest, prompting widespread concerns for her overall wellbeing. The 95-year-old monarch has had a jam-packed work calendar as of late, attending multiple public engagements in-person and via video calls.
Unfortunately, it seems this hectic schedule has worn Her Majesty a bit too thin, leaving her overexerted and in desperate need of a break.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen spent a night in hospital last Wednesday, where she maintained "high spirits" despite undergoing "preliminary investigations." She is now performing "light duties" at Windsor Castle, such as sorting through her famous red box and holding Zoom audiences with newly appointed ambassadors.
However, these promising signs do not necessarily mean that the Head of State is on the road to recovery. The Queen missed her weekly church service on Sunday for the first time in years and is also is physically unable to walk her dogs. These alarming updates have been a major source of worry for Royal Family members—especially those who aren't on the continent.
Prince Harry has reportedly been plunged into "panic mode" by the latest developments in the Queen's health woes, having only recently lost his grandfather in April.
The Duke of Sussex, who emigrated to the US with Meghan Markle in early 2020, was unable to be at the 99-year-old royal's bedside before his death due to Covid restrictions and family obligations. At the time of his passing, the Duchess was seven months pregnant with baby Lilibet and international air travel was still heavily limited.
With the US resuming regular flights to and from the UK from 8 November onwards, it looks like Harry has no excuse not to book a ticket back to his homeland.
“He felt helpless being 5,000 miles away in Montecito and has been checking-in non-stop with her,” the insider told US Weekly.
The dad of two still "feels guilty about not saying goodbye” to Prince Philip and is now understood to be determined to stop history from repeating itself. “[He] would never forgive himself if the same thing happened with his beloved grandmother."
Harry is also “hoping to go back home for Christmas with Meghan, if not before so that she can finally get to meet Lilibet and see Archie again.”
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