Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s feud with the Royal Family is something we haven’t seen in a long time. Their relationship with William, Kate and Harry’s father Charles has hit rock bottom, and the question remains as to whether it can be healed at all.
As per reports, Prince Charles and Prince William tried to have a meeting with Harry following Prince Philip’s funeral. Things didn’t turn out exactly how they would’ve liked however, since Harry felt “ambushed”.
Now, new reports suggests that Charles is still very angry with Harry – and may never forgive his son for what he’s done. At the same time, a new sort of feud is in bloom. That, reportedly, between the Queen and Charles.
The feud between Meghan and Harry and Buckingham Palace has been going on for months. For those who don’t remember, it all started when they decided to ‘step back’ from the Royal Family last year.
Many thought that Prince Philip’s funeral would be a turning point after the fall out of the infamous Oprah Winfrey interview. However, things didn’t turn out quite as expected.
Meghan & Harry’s royal feud
Harry and his brother William didn’t walk shoulder-to-shoulder at the funeral. That alone sparked rumors that their relationship has hit its worst point, though they were said to have had contact before the funeral.
Harry travelled to the UK by himself. His wife, Meghan Markle, stayed in the US, preparing for the birth of their second child this summer.
Following Prince Philips’ funeral, Harry and William were seen speaking to each other. As it turns out, that wasn’t the only time the two talked during Harry’s UK visit.
According to reports, Charles and William sat down with Harry to discuss the ongoing feud. From the outside, it looked as if they were starting to understand each other, at least in so far as where they stand on the current situation.
However, that perhaps is not the case, as Harry reportedly didn’t enjoy their meeting at all.
Harry ‘totally torn’ about decision
On the contrary, Harry was ‘outraged’ about the meeting. It turns out that the two-hour sit-down at Windsor Castle following the funeral of Philip was unscheduled, and that Harry felt “ambushed” by his father and brother.
“The meeting after the family laid Prince Philip to rest was not scheduled. Harry felt ambushed by his dad and brother which is no way to start a peace process,” a source told Radar Online.
The same source says that William and Harry had some contact before the wedding, however, it was more “texts than calls,” and their first attempt at patching up their relationship was a failure.
Following on from that, the post-funeral conversation between the two and Charles was “unproductive”.
Harry returned to the UK filled with mixed emotions. Had he made the right call in leaving the Royal Family? Well, according to royal expert Paul Burrell, Harry now feels “totally torn” about he and his wife’s decision to step down from their roles within the Royal Family and move to the US.
“His heart is on two different sides of the Atlantic now,” Burrel told Closer. “Meghan will be faced with that dilemma – the bombshell that Harry now feels split in two.”
Big responsibility for Meghan?
Paul Burrell has known Harry since he was only a couple of years old, as he worked as a butler for Princess Diana for 10 years. Harry being back in the UK will undoubtedly have stirred up many emotions, he claims.
“Being back in the UK, seeing his family – the family he has criticized – is extremely difficult,” Burrell said.
“Seeing his beloved granny, the Queen, and to face his father and brother would not be easy. Even submerging himself back into the House of Windsor and the buildings that hold so many memories.”
While in the UK, Harry stayed at Frogmore Cottage, the house where he and Meghan previously lived before departing from their roles within the Royal Family.
Now, with Harry back in the US, the couple have a big test ahead of them. According to Burrell, Meghan will have to take on a huge chunk of responsibility.
“She will have to figure out what their next steps will be. Those two – from different worlds – are going to have to work it out to align themselves,” he told Closer.
Prince Charles might ditch Harry and Meghan
Even though things are tense, Meghan and Harry are happy to be together again following Philip’s funeral. Meghan is said to be ‘over the moon’ to have Harry back home in their Montecito house.
With Meghan preparing for the birth of their second child this summer, Harry will be taking on more and more responsibility at home.
And since the relationship with the British Royal Family is what it is for now, maybe it’s a good thing for Harry? After all, he can now put all his focus on his family, and not have to worry about the future between him, William and the rest of his family at Buckingham Palace.
But at the same time, Prince Charles might already have had his mind made up. Reports suggested that he will take actions upon becoming king when Queen Elizabeth steps down.
According to royal expert Angela Levin, Charles is planning to “ditch” Meghan and Harry from the Royal Family once he ascends the throne.
Will step in for the Queen
“Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer,” Levin said on TalkRADIO, as quoted by the Express.
“I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family.”
It’s unclear when Prince Charles will become King Charles, but as things stand, he will slowly start to take on a bigger responsibility following Philip’s passing.
Former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt claims that Elizabeth will soon begin to slowly retract from the spotlight, instead allowing others to do the heavy lifting.
“Fundamentally, the queen will fade away gracefully,” Hunt said.
“Covid has helped in the sense that it has accelerated what any sensible 95-year-old woman would want to do, which is not stand on your feet all day long.”
Charles still outraged with Harry
Peter Hunt adds that even though the Queen has returned to work after Philip’s passing, she’s very unlikely to return to the hectic schedule she had before.
That included hosting receptions, meetings, garden parties and other events. Instead, she’s likely to attend meetings at Buckingham Palace just two days a week. For the moment, she lives at Windsor Castle, where she’s spent most of the last year in quarantine.
Not only could Prince Charles ditch Meghan and Harry from the royal family. Also, Harry’s step-sister – who’s barely been seen in public – Laura might even get a royal title.
Charles and Harry’s relationship as father and son had its chance to be restored by them meeting following the funeral of Philip. However, according to US Weekly, it seems things went in another direction entirely, and they’re now affecting the Queen.
According to the US news outlet, Charles is having a very hard time moving on from the fact that Meghan and Harry have “let down” the Royal Family. During the Oprah interview, Harry even revealed that Charles stopped taking his calls following their move to the US.
The Queen not happy over ‘drama’
However, the Queen is now starting to get tired of Charles not accepting the fact that Harry’s moved on.
“With the way things are going, Charles may never forgive Harry, which hasn’t gone down well with Elizabeth,” an insider told US Weekly. “She feels that he’s putting his pride before the best interest of the monarchy. She has enough on her plate dealing with the loss of her husband. It’s drama she can do without.”
Prince William and Harry aren’t speaking on a regular basis. However, he hasn’t given up quite yet. Just one month ago, it was reported that he’s ready to give Harry one more chance to prove that he’s loyal to the Royal Family.
The insider told US Weekly that William wants to be the “bigger person” and find a solution to their feud.
“He believes that in order to repair damage and destruction from Harry’s interview, the best approach is to keep things civil with his brother rather than fanning the flames and fighting back with a tit-for-tat attitude,” US Weekly reports.
“Elizabeth is proud of William for taking the dignified approach, unlike Charles, who still hasn’t forgiven Harry for dragging his name through the mud.”
Harry & Meghan – new life
Harry and Meghan have moved on, focusing on their civilian careers. To that end, Harry has already gotten himself his first job.
He will be working as the chief impact officer at the Silicon Valley startup company BetterUp, who offer coaching and mental health assistance. Harry will be working there as a coach, as well as advocating publicly on topics related to mental health.
“I intend to help create impact in people’s lives,” Harry told the Wall Street Journal.
At the same time, since the end of 2020, the couple have been working with their new nonprofit organization, Archewell.
Meghan to release children’s book
Not only that, but Meghan Markle has surprisingly become an author. In fact, earlier this week, she released a statement that said she’s publishing her first children’s book.
The Bench will be published on June 8, and is inspired by the lovely bond between her husband Harry and their son Archie.
“The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” the duchess said in a statement. “That poem became this story.”
She added: “My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine.”
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