Prince Harry has seemingly committed his immediate future to the US, two years after splitting from the royal fold.
In a wide-ranging interview with a US television station, the prince said America is now his ‘home’.
He has barely set foot back in the UK since moving his family overseas but Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with the Queen in secret last week.
Harry and Meghan also reportedly spoke to Prince Charles on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.
But any suggestion that the meeting may have been a precursor to a return appear to have been dispelled by his comments today.
Asked where he considers home, he told NBC: ‘Home for me now is, you know, for the time being, it’s in the States, and it feels that way as well.’
He and Meghan have lived in Montecito, California, with their two children since 2020.
Despite reports that he intended to travel to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Harry cast his attendance into doubt.
Prince Harry poured cold water on any hopes of an imminent reunion with the Royal Family (Picture: NBC)
He said he did not know if he would be able to attend because of ‘security issues’, a reference to long-running row over who provides his protection in the UK since standing back from frontline royal duties.
Harry is engaged in a court battle with the Home Office after it was decided he would not be provided with security when visiting from the US.
He has previously said he ‘does not feel safe’ offered to to pay for protection, a suggestion branded ‘irrelevant’ to how policing decisions are made by the department.
Comments that he wanted to ensure the Queen has the ‘right people around her’ and is ‘protected’ will also raise eyebrows.
The Duke of Sussex has been in The Hague for the Invictus Games in recent days (Picture: Getty)
The remarks appear to be a broadside at senior figures in the royal family or in the monarchy more broadly.
He also sidestepped a question about whether or not he misses Prince Charles or Prince William, saying he was focussed on his role with the Invictus Games.
Asked by Hoda Kotb, co-presenter of the NBC News morning show Today, if he missed his father or brother, Harry replied: ‘For me at the moment I’m here focused on these guys and giving everything I can 120% to them to make sure they have the experience of a lifetime.
‘That’s my focus here and when I leave here, I go back and my focus is my family, who I miss massively.’
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