The Duke of Sussex will be “depressed” to see what he gave up during the trip back to Britain for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a royal expert has claimed
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Prince Harry will have returned to California after the anniversary feeling depressed about what he left behind, a royal expert has claimed.
The Sussexes arrived in Britain for the first time in more than two years for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and amid a row with other members of the Royal Family.
They made only brief public appearances, claiming they didn’t want to divert attention from the monarch, who was celebrating her 70th jubilee.
Harry and Meghan were spotted Trooping the Color but weren’t on the Buckingham Palace balcony afterwards as it was reserved for working royals.
And then they took their seats for a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s for the Queen.
But they missed a platinum anniversary concert and pageant and flew back to the United States before the celebrations were over last Sunday.
Harry wore a suit rather than a military uniform during the celebrations – while being very proud of his military background.
And he was pictured upon his return to California, looking dejected as he was driven home.
Now historian Hugo Vickers said he believes the Duke will have been saddened by the situation.
“Harry gave up being captain of the Royal Marines that were deployed,” he said vanity fair.
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“I think he must have gone home very depressed about what he gave up.”
While royal biographer Duncan Larcombe said: “Those four days will haunt Prince Harry for the rest of his life.
“They were relegated to sitting behind the Duke of Gloucester (at Thanksgiving service).
“They did not take part visibly in the Trooping of the Color in any way.
“Harry will be furious at the way he and his family were treated — if it was Prince William and the royal family who said, ‘You don’t come to the royal box,’ while other smaller, non-working royals were at those events.”
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Kate Nicholl, Vanity Fair’s royal expert, claimed the Sussexes went home early because they were unhappy at playing a minor role in the celebrations.
She said: “I honestly think that’s because they knew they wouldn’t be in the front row.
“And why did you leave the royal family? They left because they weren’t in the front row.
“I think that’s why they didn’t attend the other celebrations because they didn’t have focal points.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-went-home-depressed-27204961 Prince Harry "went home depressed about what he had given up," says the royal expert