It is a tradition from which they normally never depart. For 15 years, Prince William and Prince Harry have been together at a famous charity polo meet, called the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. In all friendship and brotherhood, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge compete to win the trophy created in honor of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City football club, who died in October 2018 in an accident helicopter. Just last year, in July, the two brothers, adversaries and accomplices, came with their respective wives. Meghan Markle had made a rare appearance with little Archie in her arms, while Kate Middleton, not far from her, had come with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the youngest Prince Louis.
Only this year things change. And for good reason, according to information from the Daily Mail, Prince Harry will not go to the polo match. The Duke of Sussex will be absent as he has made the decision to stay in California. Just over a month ago, at the beginning of July, he and Meghan Markle bought a house in Montecito, where they are raising their son Archie away from curious eyes and the media. “It’s a shame that Harry can’t go to the polo match this year, but he will only come back to England if it’s really necessary,” a source said. If the 35-year-old father has decided to ignore this event on the British royal agenda, it would also be because he and his brother Prince William have been detached recently, adds the newspaper. A detachment in particular due to the recent book Finding Freedom, which shook royalty.
A spring of 2021 that will be London
But royalty fans rest assured, the two brothers will certainly be quickly brought to see each other. And if at the moment Prince Harry prefers to stay in California with his own little family, he will have to travel to England several times in the spring of 2021. According to Omid Scobie, co-author of the biography Finding Freedom, the Sussex couple will have “many reasons to be based in the UK”. And for good reason, there will be the Invictus Games in The Hague; a very important event for Prince Harry. In June, there will also be Trooping the Color, then on July 1, the unveiling of the statue of Princess Diana. Events that will certainly push the Sussex family to spend a stay in London.
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