Prince Harry is “upset” he won’t be joining his brother, Prince William, and his sister-in-law, Duchess Kate, in Scotland this summer, a source told In Touch. The red-headed royal is annoyed “that he can’t make” the trip and get out of California due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, doesn’t seem to mind sitting this one out. “[She] doesn’t feel like she’s missing out,” the insider explained. “She’s been too busy decorating their new Montecito mansion.”
Prince William, 38, Kate, 38, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were spotted at the castle on August 28, where they were reunited with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. According to The Times, Harry, 35, and Markle, 39, were planning on traveling to Scotland when they accepted the invitation in March, but ultimately, the pandemic got in the way.
These days, Harry is settling into his new home in Santa Barbara, California, with the Suits alum and their son, Archie. “They were craving a smaller community and a slower pace — Montecito is very mellow, a charming little town and the Santa Barbara [area] offers an ideal lifestyle that they’re looking forward to,” a source told PEOPLE. In fact, their nine bedroom house is “a place of peace.”
Harry even revealed what his family has been up to since he and Markle uprooted their lives to the United States in March.
“What I need is a few mini rugby balls that I can then get Archie involved with the game because at the moment it’s impossible to find any,” he shared on August 29, referring to what he wanted to teach his little boy. “But I’ve got a little bit of space outside which we’re fortunate enough to have, so I need to get him playing some rugby league.”
“But I am just unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son be able to be outside because I know so many people just haven’t had that opportunity in the last five months,” he added.
Despite the rift in William and Harry’s relationship — in the tell-all book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of the Modern Royal Family, the authors reveal how the tension began — the siblings came together to honor their late mother, Princess Diana, just days before the 23rd anniversary of her untimely death.
“The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th birthday,” a joint statement from Kensington Palace read.
“The statue was commissioned to mark the 23rd anniversary of her death and recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world,” the statement continued. “The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021, marking the Princess’s 60th birthday. The Princes hopes that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and legacy.”
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