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Harry will forever be the nation’s favourite royal — Brits will always welcome him home

HRH The Duke of Sussex may still be feeling hurt about no longer using his royal titles — and that is probably why he said “Call me Harry” on his return to Britain.

But while he will come to terms with the HRH change, I suspect he will take a lot longer to get over the loss of his cherished military links.

I am delighted we will see him in the Netherlands this summer at the Invictus Games, his brilliant idea that has given so many wounded servicemen and women a newfound purpose.

And if the reaction he got in Scotland is anything to go by he will get a well-deserved reception from everyone.

When I saw him smiling and hugging people at the event in Edinburgh, the Harry I have known and respected all his life was back.

The fact he flew on a commercial airline from his new home in Canada and travelled by train from London to Edinburgh made me think the private jets and the lectures may be a thing of the past.

He may want people to call him plain old Harry, but I shall continue to call him “Sir”.

I don’t think it will be long before he will want to come back and become a fully fledged member of the Royal Family

To me he will always be the most popular member of the Royal Family since his mother. And from the reaction we saw the people think the same, too.

Good luck on this adventure in America and Canada — but I don’t think it will be long before he misses this country so much that he will want to come back and become a fully fledged member of the Royal Family.

I hope his self-imposed exile is short-lived, but at the moment he is doing what his wife wants and that is commendable. But the grass always looks greener over in the neighbouring field.

So, Harry, if you get fed up of making speeches to rich businessmen and you want to come back, just jump on the first plane and come home. We will welcome you with open arms.

The love this country has for him has never stopped. As far as the nation is concerned he is still their number one member of the Royal Family.

Harry is one of those instinctive people who do and say the first thing that comes into their head and when I saw him hugging people in Edinburgh I remembered why the public will always love him.

Just before Christmas, when he visited a school in Luton, the students were queuing up to give him a hug before he left. That’s the Harry I know and love. We will miss him.

Having toured with Harry for many years, he was a photographer’s dream — even when the tables were turned on me.

In a youth club in New Zealand he was asked to put his painted hand on the wall, which he did.

And then he rushed across the room and planted it on my head, as you see in the picture above.

When we washed up afterwards he rebuked me for telling the whole nation on TV that morning he was going bald — just like his dad.

I know his father, Prince Charles, is upset that his son is leaving and William, his best friend for many years, will also be sad to see his brother go.

But the Queen has given him a year to review it and he will be welcomed like the prodigal son if he decides his future is here back in Britain in the world’s number one family.

Prince Harry arrives for eco-tourism talk in Edinburgh as crowds urged 'just to call him Harry' in first engagement back in Britain