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Harry and Meghan could return to UK to 'help modernise Royal Family', author says

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could return to the UK to ‘help modernise the Royal Family’, a royal expert and author has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent shockwaves around the world after announcing in January 2020 that they were stepping away from official royal duties.They subsequently stepped away in March 2020. Since then, they’ve been living in a sprawling mansion in California with their two children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, 10 months, and the couple have gone on to sign multi-million dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify.
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