With their five-year marriage reportedly not in a good place, Prince Harry could be welcomed back by Britons if he were to split from his wife, Meghan Markle.
According to a former friend of the Duchess of Sussex, a split could work in Harry’s favour.
Lizzie Cundy, who used to be friends with Meghan, said: “I think it will be a lot better for Harry.
“If he does come back here [to the UK] he would be welcomed with open arms.”
The news of a possible split came to light after a report emerged that the couple are “taking time apart”.
Despite one source telling Page Six that rumours of a split are “not true”, Ms Cundy has said that a separation could be “the best thing” for the Duke of Sussex.
Speaking to the Mirror, Ms Cundy said: “Don’t forget it was our most popular royal once upon a time and the people who would welcome him with open arms, I really think it will be the best thing for Harry.
“Of course, it’s going to be very sad and it’s sad for the children. But it’s time for Harry to come home.”
Ms Cundy, who then added her thoughts about her former friend, said: “I do believe Meghan thought it was all about diamonds, jewels, tiaras and being the star of the show but it’s not about that being a royal and Princess Kate was always going to be the top dog!”
Speaking about a potential split, Ms Cundy added: “I think it will be, in some respects, better for Harry.
“We’ve got to look at it from Harry’s side, he’s in California now, he’s got none of his friends.
“He’s got no family, he’s got a rift with his father and his brother, it must be very lonely at times.”
Less than two years after their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals in 2020.
The pair moved out of the UK just a few weeks later, setting up a new life in California with their two children, Archie, four, and Lilibet, two.