Royal Expert Points Out How Prince Harry Could Bury The Hatchet With King Charles & Prince William

Jul 04, 2024 by apost team

Prince Harry and Meghan announced to the world on Jan. 8, 2020, that they would step down as senior working members of the British royal family in a move popularly dubbed “Megxit.” By spring of 2020, the transition was complete, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were no longer performing royal duties. 

Since then, they have lived in the United States with Meghan’s mother and their two children. Although Harry and Meghan stepped down from their duties as senior royals, they have not shunned the spotlight, appearing at public charity events and pursuing their own creative and philanthropic ventures, many under their brand, Archewell Foundation.

However, tensions between their small family and the royals have grown and created a wall between them. Scrutiny of Harry and Meghan has intensified, and people have started expressing their disdain for every move and decision they make, especially toward their children’s — Archie and Lilibet — lives.

With reports that Harry, Meghan, and the children are returning to the United Kingdom amid the upcoming 2024 Invictus Games, chatter on the Sussexes’ departure has reemerged. This was further exacerbated by the budding anticipation of whether the Sussexes would meet the cancer-stricken King Charles and Kate Middleton during their visit to the United Kingdom. 

Royal expert Tom Quinn claimed in an interview that Prince Harry’s “last straw” in leaving the United Kingdom for the United States was connected to the fact that he was evicted from Frogmore Cottage in 2023. 

Since then, Harry has received little to no invitations from the British royal family and his other friends from the United Kingdom. Reports then emerged that he was planning to patch things up with the family as his father received treatment for cancer, however, a royal expert questioned the Harry’s intentions.

Prince Harry (2016), (IMAGO/Frank Sorge)

On April 9, 2024, a royal insider revealed to Page Six that there had been talk of King Charles possibly extending an olive branch to Prince Harry and Meghan so that he could reunite with his grandchildren. 

“I can see Charles desperately wanting to see the children, and extending this olive branch to Meghan and Harry. He may decide that life is just too short,” the insider claimed to the outlet. “Balmoral is truly the perfect, restful place for a reunion. If he does issue an invite, then Harry and Meghan should surely agree to the visit.”

While Charles had seen Archie on many occasions before the Sussexes migrated to the United States, the outlet noted that he'd only met Lilibet in person once, in June 2022, during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the late Queen Elizabeth. At the time, the insider revealed that Charles spent time with his grandchildren during that visit, describing the encounter as “fantastic” and “very emotional.” 

“It was a fantastic visit, and, of course, the king was delighted to see his grandson and meet his granddaughter for the first time,” the source confirmed.

Meghan last set foot in the United Kingdom in 2022 when she attended the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Archie and Lilibet, however, were left in California and taken care of by Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland

Meghan was absent from Charles’ coronation in May 2023 because it coincided with Archie’s birthday. Harry, who attended, immediately left after the ceremony to head back to California. 

Should the reunion happen, it would be a positive moment for the British royal family, considering their recent unfortunate ordeals.

Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William (2005), (IMAGO/ABACAPRESS)

On April 18, 2024, The Mirror reported that Prince Harry officially changed his residence from the United Kingdom to the United States. The publication noted that Harry filed paperwork in Britain to change his official residence to the United States. 

Notably, it was a retroactive change. A document obtained by the publication shows that Harry’s new country of residence is the United States, effective retroactively to June 29, 2023. 

For those who do not know, it was on the same date that Harry and his family were reportedly evicted from Frogmore Cottage by King Charles in 2023. A spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed this, saying that “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage."

Quinn claimed to The Mirror that the address change had been done way before the news came out in 2024, contrary to recent reports. He claims that Harry changed it on the very day his family was evicted from Frogmore. Quinn also revealed it was Harry's “last straw” before he decided to leave the United Kingdom. 

"At the time, few people realised what a slap in the face the eviction from Frogmore felt like for Harry – it was the last straw,” he said. 

The royal expert also claimed that Harry was "absolutely furious and in tears about being evicted from Frogmore.” Harry felt that his father "had no right" to evict him and his wife from the residence that the late Queen Elizabeth II had gifted them for their wedding. Harry also reportedly saw the action as “purely vindictive.” 

"Harry took it as a cruel rejection – a painful reminder of all that he felt when his father fought with his mother during their long drawn out, painful divorce," Quinn added. 

Prince Charles (2017), (IMAGO/PPE)

Yahoo News! reported that King Charles offered Frogmore Cottage to his disgraced brother, Prince Andrew

“Harry and Meghan have until early summer (2023) to vacate,” a source close to the Sussexes revealed to the outlet at the time. “Initially, they were given just weeks, but now they have at least until after (King Charles') coronation.” 

However, Prince Andrew didn't want to move from the Royal Lodge to Frogmore. “He has until autumn (2023) to leave but is resisting,” the source added. It's reported that Charles was aiming to streamline the properties that royals live in as part of his projects as the king. 

Apparently, the move to evict the Sussexes stemmed from King Charles’ fury after the revelations that Harry had written in his very controversial memoir, “Spare.” Despite this, Harry was invited back during his father’s coronation ceremony, although he left immediately after the ceremony and skipped the private gathering afterward. 

A Daily Mail source close to the British royal family claimed that while members of the family “breathed a sigh of relief” that Harry didn’t join them, his father seemed “genuinely quite disappointed” that he didn’t stay. Harry flew immediately back to California to celebrate Prince Archie’s birthday, which coincided with the King’s coronation ceremony.
In November 2023, royal expert Omid Scobie claimed in “Endgame,” a distraught Harry called the king. He gave him a seven-word response after learning of their eviction. 

“Don’t you want to see your grandchildren?” he asked his father. As Scobie described the tense call, Charles' silence was followed by a “half-hearted declaration that they would always have 'somewhere' to stay,” which did not give his youngest son “much hope.”

The royal author added the residence was the Sussexes "only true safe option when visiting the United Kingdom," as armed guards surrounded its grounds. He even described King Charles’ decision to evict them as “a cheap shot from a wounded father bound by an institutional system that is often intolerant of human emotion.”

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle (2018), (IMAGO/i Images)

Throughout the years, there have been various reasons for the Sussexes to leave the United Kingdom. Among these was the strife that allegedly took place between Harry and William and Kate and Meghan when they lived closely together and attended similar engagements. 

In the BBC documentary “The Princess and the Press,” royal experts Jonny Dymond and Camilla Tominey spoke to Amol Rajan about the situation in the palace following Prince Harry and Meghan's marriage. 

"As a reporter, when did you first get the sense that things weren't quite as happy as they were in the wedding day?" Rajan asked Dymond, who confirmed that they already knew it “within days.”

“There were stories coming out about how Megan behaved towards staff,” Dymond revealed, prompting Tominey to add, "We were getting briefings that all was not well, with the relationship between William and Harry, Meghan and Kate and the relationship between Harry and Meghan and the royal household."

Moreover, Meghan’s interview with The Cut illuminated that unfair reportage of the renovations in their residences contributed to her mental health decline. As a result, they’ve asked the Palace if they could relocate to another Commonwealth country in hopes of that “all the noise would stop.” 

“Anything to just … because just by existing, we were upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy. So we go, ‘Okay, fine, let’s get out of here. Happy to,'” Meghan added. “That, for whatever reason, is not something that we were allowed to do, even though several other members of the family do that exact thing.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry (2018), (IMAGO/Matrix)

Since being practically banished from the United Kingdom after the couple’s brave move to relocate to the United States, Harry’s relationship with his friends in the United Kingdom seemed to have soured simultaneously. 

On June 7, 2024, Prince William attended the royal wedding of the seventh Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, and his wife, Olivia Henson. William’s attendance at the wedding was crucial as, growing up, his family was good friends with the Grosvenors. When Princess Diana passed away, the Grosvenors apparently hung out with William and Harry amid the challenging times. 

Hugh is also the godfather to William and Harry’s eldest children, Prince George and Prince Archie. Royal expert Angela Levin discussed William’s presence at and Harry’s absence at the wedding on GB News

According to her, Harry “does not wish to disturb everybody" by attending the wedding. However, she also thinks there’s another reason why. 

"Who isn't going to go is Harry because he says he doesn't want to make a fuss there and disturb everybody. But I don't think he's had an invitation,” Levin concluded. "They realised it would be very awkward for the royals to have him here, either for their own reasons or Harry said they don't want to come, but I think it's the former."

Meanwhile, a friend of Hugh's explained to The Times about Harry’s absence at the wedding: "He wishes they could put their heads together and patch things up, but realises it's unlikely to happen before the wedding."

However, the public's differing opinions and beliefs about the Duke of Sussex’s absence were expressed on social media. 

“I’m sure this was Meghan’s decision not Harry’s,” someone said on X, while another person agreed, saying "She won't let him go! He isn't allowed to have friends!"

Prince William, Prince Harry (2017), (IMAGO/Starface)

In July 2024, ESPN revealed that Prince Harry would be one of the awardees for the 2024 ESPYS. He will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service, named after the former NFL player and US Army Ranger Pat Tillman. However, the late athlete’s mother expressed hesitation on why the British royal would be honored in the name of a United States hero.  

In a press release by ESPN, Prince Harry was awarded the Pat Tillman Award for Service for his positive impact on the veteran community through the power of sport. Famously, Harry mounted the Invictus Games Foundation, providing an “international platform to support wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women – both active-duty and veterans – who are navigating both physical and invisible injuries.” 

“Since inception, the Games have transcended borders and impacted lives across every continent, bringing together competitors from 23 nations, with continued support and programming 365 days of the year,” ESPN wrote in the release. 

Upon the announcement of Harry’s award, Mary Tillman, the mother of the late NFL player, spoke out about her hesitation in having Harry receive the award. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mary slammed the decision. 

“I am shocked as to why they would select such a controversial and divisive individual to receive the award,” Mary noted. “There are recipients that are far more fitting. There are individuals working in the veteran community that are doing tremendous things to assist veterans.” 

People on social media have echoed Mary’s frustration, citing reasons why Harry shouldn’t receive the honor named after a slain American war hero. 

“As a veteran and avid football follower, it 'sickens' me Prince Bunker Narry is getting this award.  Let not forget, his clawing wife will be there front and center wearing an outrageous gown. Wouldn’t surprise me if she grabbed the award to present to her husband.  She has done this many times,” another commented

King Charles III, Prince William (2024), (IMAGO/Cover-Images)

Speaking exclusively to The New York Post, King Charles’ former royal butler Grant Harrold believes there’s one thing Harry could do to win his old life back.

“The only way I see this happening is a public statement from Harry, where you come out and say that you were in a bad space and that (Spare) was a mistake,” Harrold told the publication. 

However, former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond doubted Harry’s intention to patch things up with his family. 

“If Harry had really wanted to confront his family and patch things up, he would surely have allotted more time to his recent visits so that his father – at least – could make arrangements to see him,” Bond told OK! Magazine. “I don’t think there’s any chance of William wanting to do so, particularly with all he has on his plate right now. So, I’ll believe this when I see it, but it will be lovely if he could indeed spend some time, perhaps at Balmoral, during the summer and make peace with his father.”

Bond’s comments came after Harry’s consecutive snubs from the British royal family – his father’s stacked schedule during his May visit, June’s Trooping the Colour and being left out of the Grosvenors' wedding. 

Recently, the outlet also reported that Harry became “upset” and “emotional” after watching King Charles’ birthday video that contained footage of his late mother, Princess Diana. 

“He can't believe it's come to this, and he's now saying he's going to fly over and force them to face him. He's still a prince, after all; they're still his family, and whether they like it or not, he's refusing to just be cast aside. He continues to be heartbroken and confused by the way he's being treated by the royals. It's as though he doesn't exist anymore."

Prince Harry (2023), (IMAGO/Panama Pictures)

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