Royal family latest – Harry UK return for Princess Diana statue in doubt as expert warns William could be ‘last Monarch’


Prince Harry’s return to the UK for Princess Diana’s statue unveiling is in “serious doubt” after the royal rift, experts claim.

It was previously thought that William and Harry would unite at the exhibition of their mum’s statue in July – after months of tension between the pair.

Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told the Sun Online: “I personally don’t think Meghan will return to the UK.

“And there must now be a serious doubt as to whether Harry will come over for the unveiling of a statue for Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday in July.”

Meanwhile, Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel said the British monarchy is entering its “end game” and the institution may not “outlast” Prince William.

Ms Mantel told the Telegraph: “I think it’s the end game. I don’t know how much longer the institution will go on.

“I’m not sure if it will outlast William. So I think it will be their last big era. I wish the Queen had felt able to abdicate because Charles has had to wait such a long time.”

But she said the Queen sees it as a “sacred task” from which she cannot abdicate, although  the public sees it as a job you could retire from. 

Dame Hilary added: “I wonder if she’s the only person who really believes in the monarchy now, and I’m sure she believes with all her heart.”

Recent polls show Britain is broadly in favour of the monarchy with 63 per cent believing it should continue.

Sixty-four per cent believe that the Queen should remain monarch for as long as she lives.

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