Prince Harry has revealed for the first time how he really feels about living in America – and it’s safe to say he has no regrets!
In a clip released on Twitter from a video call with the Rugby Football Union in the UK to celebrate their 125th birthday, the 35-year-old royal was asked if he is enjoying life in the US, to which he replied, “Oh easy question. I am loving it. It's fantastic.”’
The admission flies in the face of speculation earlier this year that the prince was desperately unhappy in the US and missing his family and friends back home.
But perhaps the purchase of his and Meghan’s first house – the sprawling $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara - has made him feel more settled.
The 35-year-old certainly seemed like the happy-go-lucky Harry of old as he spoke with Ellery Hanley, a former rugby league player who coached the British team between 1984 and 1993, from his new pad.
He jokingly griped that he was finding it “impossible” to find any rugby balls in the States for his one-year-old son Archie.
“I need to get a few mini rugby balls that I can get Archie involved with the game,” he said.
“I need to get him playing some rugby league, but I am unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son outside as I know so many people haven't had that chance in the last five months.”
In another revelation he admitted he would have returned to the UK by now if it weren’t for the pandemic.
“We’ve got a whole Rugby League World Cup coming next year. I definitely plan on coming back. I would have been back already had it not been for Covid.”
His latest comments about “loving” life in the US come after it emerged he and Meghan are “likely” to spend an “extended period of time in the UK next year” in order to attend Trooping the Colour.
Omid Scobie, co-author of the best-selling memoir, Finding Freedom, about the Sussexes, says the couple have “many reasons to be based in the UK” in the spring and summer of 2021.
“In March, we have the Invictus Games, which has been rescheduled [because of Covid], in the Hague. In June, we have Trooping the Colour, which I imagine Prince Harry and Meghan would like to still be at, and 1 July, we have the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue, he said on the Heirpod podcast.
“I would not be surprised if we saw the Sussexes spend an extended period of time in the UK next year.”
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, Twitter