Can King Charles Mend Fences with Harry and Meghan?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, reportedly reached out to King Charles on his 75th birthday. This marks their first contact in six months, sparking speculation about potential reconciliation with the royal family.
The estranged couple, residing in Montecito, California, had previously stated they received no invitation to the King's birthday event from Buckingham Palace, but chose to set aside their differences to wish the monarch well.
The call was described as "friendly and cordial", with a video message from their children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, reportedly leaving the King "very emotional". King Charles, who insisted on a normal working day for his birthday, launched a new food charity initiative called the Coronation Food Project, with Queen Camilla at his side.
The video message from Harry and Meghan's children was a "real turning point for Charles". The King's relationship with his son remains strained, but he is focused on maintaining a relationship with his grandchildren.
However, the road to reconciliation is not smooth. Harry's relationship with the rest of the royal family, including Prince William and Queen Camilla, is also strained. The chances of mending the relationship between the two sons are slim, with the Queen still deeply hurt by comments made about her.
Harry's memoir, Spare, published earlier this year, further strained relationships within the royal family. The memoir included controversial statements about Queen Camilla and Prince William, leading to an all-time low in relations between the Wales and Sussex camps.
Despite these challenges, King Charles reportedly wishes to mend fences with Harry. However, according to royal expert Tom Bower, there is no way back for the Prince and Princess of Wales. The royal family is bracing for more potential bombshells with the upcoming release of Meghan and Harry's biographer Omid Scobie's new book, Endgame.