PRINCE Harry may fly to Canada to join his wife Meghan as early as next week and there are fears he may never live in the UK ever again.
This comes as it has emerged the couple's two dogs have stayed in North America after flying out with them for their Christmas break – in another clue that the break could be permanent.
The royal family was shaken this week with the bombshell that Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, were quitting as senior royals.
They released a statement in which they said they would be dividing their time between North America and the UK-before Meghan fled Britain two days ago with no plans to return.
Harry has a “packed” diary next week including an official engagement at Buckingham Palace on Thursday – which could be his last as a working royal, the Daily Mail reports.
It is believed the prince could leave the UK as early as next weekend to join his wife and seven-month-old son Archie in Vancouver Island.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew with their two adorable pet dogs to Canada in November for their six week break at a mansion in Vancouver Island -which is reportedly owned by a mystery Russian billionaire.
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And the pets – a rescue beagle named Guy and a black Lab puppy – have remained with Archie in North America.
A royal insider told the Mail the dogs staying in Canada “was the biggest clue, in hindsight, that they were unlikely to come back from this so-called holiday.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Queen, 93, has instructed her courtiers to strike a deal on the couple's future by next Tuesday – ahead of Harry's first public appearance next week.
The beloved monarch wants the crisis to last no longer than six days – which is the same timeframe it took to sack Prince Andrew following his disastrous Newsnight interview.
According to The Telegraph , the Queen has told palace aides to “turn a crisis into an opportunity” by carving out of a deal which will serve as a blueprint for future royal “spares” such as Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The Duke has still not held meetings with his grandmother, his father or his brother over the crisis.
The royals are currently scattered around the country with Prince Charles in Scotland and William in London while Harry is in Windsor.
A source close to Harry said he would not leave the UK until “a satisfactory deal” is struck on his family's future within the Firm.
Harry and Meghan have told friends they feel “hounded out of the UK” following their bombshell decision to step down from a senior role — revealed by The Sun.
But the pair are "hopeful" that crunch talks to determine their future roles in the monarchy can be concluded "sooner rather than later", according to a source.
It is believed Harry and Meghan will be able to keep their Sussex titles as they were a wedding gift from the Queen-but critics claim the couple will try to cash in on the name.
Even if they choose to give up their HRH status, or the Queen removes it, they will remain Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.
£ 11m Canada home 'owned by Russian oligarch'
Harry and Meghan are at the centre of a secrecy row over the £ 11m Canadian mansion from where they plotted their shock 'abdication.'
Despite numerous media requests, the couple refused to say if they paid for their six-week stay or even confirm who the property belongs to.
It raises questions over the transparency of their monetary arrangements at a time when they want to become “financially independent”.
Neighbours say the sprawling mansion where they stayed is owned by a Russian billionaire, but his name is not on any public paperwork.
The Sun previously revealed they asked neighbours on Vancouver Island to sign non-disclosure agreements before moving in for Christmas with baby Archie.
The Mille Fleurs home near Victoria, British Columbia, would have cost more than £ 100,000 to rent.
The idyllic bolthole has stunning views and boasts eight bedrooms and two private beaches.
One local, who did not wish to be named, told The Sun: "I was very surprised to hear they were staying there because it's always been a mystery about who actually owns it.
"It doesn't seem the sort of place a royal couple would go."
A day-long series of meetings and phones calls were held by officials trying to work up proposals after the pair abandoned their royal duties.
On Friday, a stern-looking Queen was pictured driving her Range Rover to a shoot with her grandson Peter Phillips, 42.
She has instructed staff to thrash out a “workable solution”.
And Her Majesty didn't have any photos of the couple or baby Archie on display during her Christmas message.
Pals have claimed Harry and Meghan felt "unwelcome" in the family and were sidelined as the monarchy moved towards a future focused on Prince William and Prince Charles.
This is despite the perks the pair have enjoyed since becoming royalty-including a £ 32million wedding at Windsor Castle watched by millions of people across the globe.
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They had been due to take up residence in a large apartment at Kensington Palace but they instead moved into Frogmore Cottage after it saw a £ 2.4million renovation paid for by the taxpayer.
Living at the Palace would have meant they were close to the Prince William and Kate Middleton, who had attempted to make Meghan feel welcome by rolling out the red carpet in Christmas 2017.
But the "Fab Four" fell apart at the end of 2018 when Harry and Meghan quit the joint charitable foundation they were all part of amid rumours the two brothers were at war.