Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie appear to be settling into life in the United States nicely. The family recently moved into a new home outside of LA, and even had Gloria Steinem over for a backyard chat. However, just because they are finding happiness in their new town doesn’t mean Harry isn’t missing home.
On Saturday, August 29, the Duke of Sussex joined a video call with staffers from the Rugby Football League in honor of the sport’s 125th birthday. Harry, who acts as Vice-Patron of the Rugby Football Union, joined in for a bit of fun and to quiz staffers on the league’s history.
Prince Harry said on the call, per Harper’s Bazaar, that Rugby “…can bring so many families together, bring so many people together…it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the stands, whether you’re the groundsman, whether you’re a player, whether you’re a fan, or whether you’re a first time watcher, every single person is bound by this family feeling.”
Beyond speaking about the sport itself, Harry also admitted that he may be feeling just a touch homesick. “We’ve got a whole rugby league World Cup coming next year,” Harry said, per Us Weekly, noting his favorite event is set to take place in England in October 2021. “I definitely plan on coming back. I would have been back already had it not been for COVID.”
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex won’t be returning to the U.K. for rugby, alone. According to Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, Harry and Meghan plan to spend “an extended period of time in the U.K. next year.”
“In March, we have the Invictus Games, which has been rescheduled, in The Hague,” Scobie said on his “Heirpod” podcast. ”In June, we have Trooping the Colour, which I imagine Prince Harry and Meghan would like to still be at, and July 1, we have the unveiling of the [Princess Diana] statue.”
Hopefully, this means we’ll get to see the fantastic royal four back together again soon.