PRINCE Harry is "torn" between Meghan Markle and the Royal Family – after "sacrificing everything" for his wife, an expert has claimed.
Palace insider Duncan Larcombe – author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story – claims the Sussexes may face a fight for their marriage unless they can "compromise".
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And he said the Duke will feel conflicted after meeting brother William in London last week for the unveiling of a statue dedicated to Princess Diana.
It comes as:
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit royal duty for LA to be ‘social-impact influencers’, ex chief-of-staff reveals
- The couple's friend says "distance remains' between Harry and his older brother
- Meghan 'upset people early on' and is 'not as charming as she seems', it's claimed
- And a royal biographer has claimed William and Harry won't make up – as The Duke of Sussex 'can't afford to upset his wife'
- A lawyer suspended over a 'racist' tweet about Lilibet Diana has been quietly reinstated
He told Closer magazine: “Harry and Meghan seem to think they can co-exist in these two worlds – the world of British royals and American celebrity.
"Harry is loving the American life now – but he’s still in the honeymoon phase.
"I think coming back and seeing his brother, especially against the very moving backdrop of a memorial for their mother, will maybe make him question what he’s given it all up for."
Harry and William appeared to be in great form as they met face-to-face for the first time since their grandfather's funeral last week.
Both wore navy blue and even mirrored each other's body language as they chatted in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden.
The Duke of Sussex seemed to be particularly delighted to be home, and smiled brightly as he greeted Diana's brother and two sisters at the ceremony.
Meghan remained home in LA with son Archie, two, and newborn daughter Lilibet Diana.
She hasn't returned to the UK since moving to the US – although it's believed she will fly back for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year.
The reunion may be tense after Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah aired in March.
The Duke went on to reveal more bombshells in further interviews, claiming he suffered "total neglect" during his "nightmare" life as a senior royal.
He reserved particular criticism for father Charles, who he said caused him to "suffer", although even the Queen failed to escape the blast as her grandson said he'd been passed "genetic pain".
Meanwhile, the Duchess has been dragged into a bullying row after it was claimed her behaviour forced at least two members of Palace staff to quit.
She and Harry vehemently deny the allegations, calling them a "calculated smear campaign".
Duncan said: "Harry’s totally sacrificed relations with his family for his new life with Meghan, and things seem to have been done her way and with her needs first.
"But, ultimately, Harry will want and need his family – they are his flesh and blood."
Unless the royal couple can agree a way forward with the royals, their marriage could well suffer, he claimed.
"I think Harry and Meghan will have to make compromises to make things work with the royals, and even to save their marriage – because there will be a point when he’ll be torn between Meghan’s world and his own family," he said.
"They need to plan what they say and do moving forward and communicate with the royals, if they want to have a relationship with Harry’s family.”
Elsewhere, Meghan and Harry's pal says there's still "distance" between the brothers – despite their "genuine" smiles at the statue unveiling.
Omid Scobie, who co-authored biography Finding Freedom, said: "Those smiles that we saw on their faces were very genuine.
"I'm sure there was a huge amount of warmth between the brothers in that moment, simply by the act of what they were doing."
But despite that, he said, tensions haven't eased completely.
"Does that mean there were conversations and peace talks taking place on this trip?" he said.
"That distance with the brothers remains there as Harry heads back to US and William gets on with his life over here."
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