Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may return to the UK, according to former royal butler Grant Harrold.

Despite their ongoing rift with the Royal Family, Mr Harrold suggests that the couple could potentially buy a property in the UK so that Harry could visit more often and maintain his association with Britain.

Even though Meghan has no family in the UK, Harry may still want to keep ties with the country, Mr Harrold said.

The 45-year-old former butler told the New York Post: "I'd never say never, it's always possible that one day he might want to come home, it's possible that he might buy [a property] here if he wanted to come over [more] and Meghan didn't want to come over.

"Meghan doesn't really have any family here as such, all her family are in the States and that's where Harry has decided he wants to set up his home."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from their duties as senior royals in January 2020, and have since been living in California.

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They have only returned to the UK a few times, including when Harry attended his father’s coronation alone earlier this month before returning home the same day to celebrate his son’s fourth birthday.

Harrold suggests that it is "very possible" for the couple to move back together, but they seem happy in the States for now.

Last year, a royal expert claimed that Harry and Meghan could still return to Britain to help modernise the Royal Family.

In their Instagram post last year, the couple stated their intentions to step back as senior members of the Royal Family and become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen and their patronages.

They plan to balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

Earlier this month it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" in New York.

The couple, who had moved to the US after leaving their senior royal roles, had claimed that their account of the incident was not exaggerated and had resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers, pedestrians, and two NYPD officers.

A spokesperson for the couple argued that public figures should not be put at risk for the sake of public interest.