A peace offering from Prince Harry should settle all disputes. He brought in a mediator. But Charles and Camilla would have reacted pejoratively.
London – Only through a tell-all book did it come to light that Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) was “appalled” and “exhausted” by Prince Harry (38) and Meghan Markle (41) decision to step down as senior royals and to move to the US. In the book by Katie Nicholls (45), excerpts of which appeared in Vanity Fair, the author tells of a tea meeting that King Charles (73), then the Prince of Wales, is said to have insisted on before Prince Harry and his wife arrived for an audience with the monarch.
Camilla choked on her tea when she heard Prince Harry’s proposal
“Meeting Charles and Camilla (74) was more awkward than hearty tea with the Queen,” Nicholl wrote, adding that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were late for the meeting, giving Charles only 15 minutes to to meet his youngest son and daughter-in-law before he had to go to his next appointment. A family friend provided details: “Harry actually suggested that they use an intermediary to try and work things out.” Camilla would have spat out her tea when she heard that.
Prince Harry and his stepmother Camilla have a difficult relationship
Prince Harry is not said to have a particularly warm relationship with Camilla. The Duke of Sussex reportedly “doesn’t have much respect” for his stepmother and has no plans to strengthen the bond. The aversion dates back to the times when Camilla was still Prince Charles’ mistress and his mother Princess Diana (36, †1997) was suffering. Since Harry has a family of his own, he should look at the relationship with milder eyes.
The repercussions of Harry and Meghan’s allegations still weigh on the palace today
Father Charles did not respond well either. He would have found the plan “ridiculous” and told his second son they were resolving their differences within the family. Today’s king is alluding to the unveiling interview with Oprah Winfrey (68) in March 2021, which has caused severe damage to the royal family to this day due to the allegations of racism reported by Meghan.
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Despite the rift between the Sussexes and the rest of the family, there have been signs of a possible reconciliation after the Queen’s death. In his first televised address to the nation on September 9, King Charles said: “I would also like to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they build their lives overseas.” Her Majesty the Queen had died at Balmoral Castle at the age of 96. Sources used: dailymail.co.uk