Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to “step back” from the senior royal roles was supposed to allow them to live a private and happy life. However, a royal expert revealed that the decision has backfired on Prince Harry.

As a part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement, the couple claimed they would split their time between North American and the UK. However, the two have spent the majority of their time in Canada, which has reportedly left Prince Harry feeling homesick.

Robert Jobson told Sky News that the 35-year-old is beginning to feel like Meghan felt when she first moved to the UK. The Royal Editor of the London Evening Standard noted that since the couple and their son Archie moved to the “other side of the world,” Meghan and Prince Harry’s roles have “completely reversed.”

“Harry is very isolated now, and that is the danger. Where she was saying she felt isolated in the UK, and that she didn’t feel there was any support, her family was on the other side of the world,” Jobson explained.

“What’s been happening here is now the situation has been completely reversed. But what does that mean for Harry?”

According to royal insiders, the Duke of Sussex is relieved that he and his wife will have some privacy. “Harry’s much happier in Canada and feels a lot more relaxed,” a source previously told Us Weekly.

“So far, he doesn’t regret the move,” the insider added.

Harry has been reportedly “determined to protect” Meghan and Archie following harsh criticism from British tabloids. “That was his No.1 priority, and that’s exactly what he’s done,” the source shared.

Despite the couple’s relocation to Canada, Meghan and Prince Harry are expected to return to the UK in March to celebrate Commonwealth Day with the royal family.