Prince Harry could ‘regret’ not attending the memorial service for his grandfather Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday (March 29).
Royal author Phil Dampier told MailOnline : ‘It’s very sad that Harry and Meghan won’t be at Prince Philip’s memorial service and I think one day Harry might regret it.
‘He has said that he doesn’t feel safe without Scotland Yard security but to me that sounds like an excuse not to come back to the UK and indicates the rift with his blood family is still bad.
‘Harry was always very fond of his grandfather and was deeply honoured when he took over from him as Captain General of the Royal Marines, but sadly that didn’t last long.
He continued: ‘You get the impression he is still very hurt by what has happened between him and his father and brother, and I’m sure they feel the same, but to miss a memorial for his beloved grandfather is tragic.
‘Harry did fly over for his funeral and for the unveiling of the Diana statue, but hasn’t been back since.
‘He will be at the Invictus Games in The Hague, but there must now be great doubts about whether he will attend any of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
‘I’m sure the Queen is very upset he’s not coming tomorrow but she realises she can’t make Harry alter his mindset at the moment,’ the royal expert added.
Prince Harry is the only top-level royal not attending Prince Philip’s service which was organised by the monarch.