Harry's Desire for Reconnection Clashes with His Past Decisions
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, reportedly express a desire to mend ties with the British Royal Family, including King Charles III, according to various sources.
The couple, who stepped down from their royal duties nearly four years ago, would purportedly accept an invitation to spend Christmas with the Royal Family in Sandringham, Norfolk.
However, their potential return as working members of the royal household seems uncertain. Former royal butler Paul Burrell suggests there is no position awaiting them. He emphasizes that Harry was fully aware of the potential repercussions when he decided to step back in 2020.
In a recent interview, Burrell discussed Harry's book, Spare, and the explosive revelations within it. "Harry knew what he was doing and what the consequences would be when he was writing the book," Burrell shared.
He further drew parallels between Harry's situation and that of his late mother, Princess Diana, who faced significant backlash after her tell-all book and subsequent Panorama interview.
Despite acknowledging that "everyone makes mistakes," Burrell described Harry and Meghan's actions as a "huge mistake". He questioned whether Harry had considered the couple's popularity, or lack thereof, in their home country, and the potential problems this could bring.
While the couple is reportedly eager to spend the holiday season in the UK, Meghan, a former Suits actress, is said to have no interest in rekindling her relationship with the Royal Family. On the other hand, Harry has "unfinished business," according to royal biographer Omid Scobie. He added that Harry's challenge would be to find a balance between his past ties and his future work.