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The date Harry will return to the UK is undecided – but Meghan’s presence is in doubt

Prince Harry will speak at the Invictus Games 10th anniversary service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on May 8.

Express.co.uk has seen a copy of St Paul’s Cathedral’s official schedule, which shows the Invictus Games event taking place on Wednesday May 8th at 5pm.

We also learned that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are listed as guests in the official order and the Duke of Sussex will be speaking at the service.

“The dates and details are being kept very secret, but the Invictus Games 10th anniversary service has now been confirmed for May 8 at St Paul’s Cathedral,” the source said. “Both Harry and Meghan are listed as guests and a speech is planned, but there is still a question mark over whether Meghan will appear. Her name has been entered as TBC (to be confirmed).”

Harry, 39, launched the Games back in March 2014 at the Copper Box Arena in London to celebrate injured military personnel and is currently in “government level discussions” to allow the Games to be staged again in the UK following the The British government had launched a £26 million bid to host the 2027 Games in Birmingham.

The source adds that the 10th anniversary service in London will be seen as a gentle nudge for Harry and Meghan to re-enter the British consciousness.

“This event is seen as a very important part of Harry and Meghan’s rehabilitation,” the source said. “It is seen as an important event, almost on a par with what a working king would accomplish.

“It’s a good cause, with Harry as the main ambassador, and it will be a good starting point for the Sussexes to simultaneously restore relations with the royal family and the British people.”

Last month it was revealed that Harry was in talks about returning to the UK for the service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the charity’s tenth anniversary and that he was keenly hoping Meghan and their two children, Prince Archie, four, would attend Princess Lilibet, two.

“The children’s presence is still uncertain as they will only be visiting the UK with their mother [Meghan] decides to attend,” the source said. “Harry hopes they will join him so everyone can enjoy the service and everyone can meet their family members while they are at home.”

If the Duchess of Sussex attends, it would be her first visit to the United Kingdom since Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September 2022 and the children’s first since the Platinum Jubilee in the same year. The Sussexes’ children reportedly have almost no relationship with Harry’s family, so this could be an important visit.

“Charles and Camilla have very good relationships with their other grandchildren and everyone wants them to develop a stronger bond with Archie and Lily,” the source said. “Both Harry and Meghan want the children to be closer to Harry’s family, but she is very anxious about returning to England.”

The idea of ​​Meghan returning to British soil may come as a surprise to some. It is claimed that she once vowed “never to set foot in England again.” However, Harry and Meghan may believe the moment has come to return, especially amid King Charles and the Princess of Wales’ cancer battles.

“Harry and Meghan are keen to mend their relationship with his family, but they know now may not be the right time, especially given the announcement of Kate’s cancer,” the source said.

“She [the Sussexes] like to wait until the time is right before mending fences and building bridges. This means Meghan may have to wait out this matter until the public feels it is the right time to return.”

The source concludes that William and Kate are not scheduled to attend the Invictus Games service on May 8th.

Harry and Meghan’s spokesperson has been contacted for comment.

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