Harry and Meghan left for the UK in 2020
Now, two years later and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reportedly set their sights on the USA, and growing popularity across the pond, which a royal expert suspects could be damaging for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal commentator, Omid Scobie, believes the plans to make waves in the US is a result of “competitiveness” between the siblings – who are the sons of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana – as they have reportedly had a longstanding feud for many years.
Prince William recently announced he will be embarking on his first trip to America, which is scheduled for December this year.
During the visit the 40-year-old royal – who has sons Prince George and Prince Louis, as well as daughter Princess Charlotte with wife Kate Middleton – will present the annual Earthshot Prize in Boston.
The trip will mark his first visit to the States since 2014 – almost 10 years ago.
Omid believes the plans to visit America is with a view to gain popularity, as Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation has been a big focal point.
Speaking to Yahoo! News, Omid said: “I wondered if a little competitiveness with his brother might be in the mix, too.
“Harry’s popularity in Britain may be suffering, but his rise in the US has seen the Archewell Foundation receive huge attention from an impressive list of donors, and his charitable efforts and campaigning has quickly seen him acknowledged by the likes of Forbes and TIME, who named him and Meghan two of the world’s most influential people.”
Omid’s biography Finding Freedom, which is based on Harry and Meghan, alongside the former Suits actor’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 has caused quite a stir, so much so, Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, has launched a legal suit, which Meghan is disputing.