Harry and Meghan Attempt Reconciliation - But Royal Family Resists

Written by Kathrine Frich

May.22 - 2024 10:52 AM CET

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As far as William is concerned, Harry really doesn't exist.

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Prince Harry's relationship with senior members of the British royal family remains strained.

His recent visit to London highlighted the ongoing tension, offering little hope for the reconciliation Harry and Meghan wants.

During his brief stay, Harry was notably alone as King Charles' busy schedule precluded a meet-up, and no royals attended his Invictus Games event, mirror reports.

No More Demands

After flying back to the UK following King Charles' cancer diagnosis, Harry told ABC News he plans to visit more often, saying, "I'll stop in and see my family as much as I can."

Despite Harry's intentions, it seems his efforts are not being reciprocated.

BBC's former royal correspondent, Jennie Bond, told Times Radio that while Harry once demanded an apology from his family, he now appears ready to forgive and reconcile.

"Messages coming from Harry's side are that he's ready at least to forgive and that he loves his family. He's said that quite publicly. He wants to see more of them," Bond noted. However, Charles and William seem resistant.

Rejected by Royal Family

Neither King Charles nor Prince William saw Harry during his recent trip.

Harry's spokesperson confirmed he wouldn't be meeting his father, citing Charles' "full program."

This narrative was challenged by Roya Nikkhah, Sunday Times royal editor, on her podcast "The Royals with Roya and Kate."

Nikkhah revealed that Charles had invited Harry to stay at a royal residence, which would have made meeting easier. "Actually the reality was Charles said yes please do come and stay in a royal gaff and that would make it much easier for me to see each other," Nikkhah explained.

Kate Mansey, assistant editor at The Times, added that a palace source indicated King Charles was hurt by Harry's public statement. Meanwhile, Prince William is reportedly so upset with Harry and Meghan's actions that he has distanced himself completely.

Jennie Bond further noted, "I think as far as William is concerned, Harry really doesn't exist,"

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