Prince Harry, family reconciliation is ‘wishful thinking,’ says the royal source

A friend of Charles told The Daily Beast that reports of an impending reconciliation meeting between King Charles and Prince Harry are greatly exaggerated.

Despite the fact that Charles has made it clear that, as courtiers always insist, he “loves his two sons” the idea that Charles will sit down to a cup of Earl Gray with Meghan and Harry before the coronation, as suggested in reports this weekend, the friends of The king and queen shake their heads suspiciously.

“It’s wishful thinking,” a friend of the couple told The Daily Beast.

Harry’s trust by the royal establishment after devastating allegations in additional It got to almost zero, not helped by his implied threats to release more material — Harry said in an interview with The Telegraph that he could have written “two books” — and the fact that secret meetings were detailed in his memoirs.

Indeed, the book opens with a detailed account of a “secret” meeting with Charles and William, called by Harry, in the cemetery, after the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.

It’s hard to see how Charles could have attended a private meeting with his youngest son (or, in fact, written to or even called him) without assuming that notes were taken – perhaps later introduced to the public in a sequel to the best-selling book.

While most informed observers still generally expect Harry and Meghan to receive an invitation to the coronation ceremony, there is great skepticism, to put it mildly, about the prospect of a pre-coronation session.

Raised article in Sunday times This weekend by the respected and well-informed royal correspondent Roya Nakha.

Citing a “royal source who has the king’s ear and knows the Sussex family well,” Nakkha said, the source believes a reconciliation meeting will take place before the coronation on Saturday 6 May.

“It’s going to take flexibility on all sides, but it can be done, it’s fixable… He needs Harry here, in the room with the King and the Prince of Wales, and a couple of other family members, and some of his ‘people’ always trusting himself, so no He thinks he is being ambushed by someone like a goblin [Ed Lane Fox, Harry’s former private secretary] and Christopher [Lord Geidt, the late Queen’s former private secretary who advised the Sussexes].

“Both sides need to put their hands up and admit we didn’t get everything right, we got a lot wrong, and we need to say ‘we understand the pain you’ve been through’. The King can do that.”

Headline writers might have been less cautious, but Nikah herself diligently avoided saying such a meeting was actually planned, and added that other parties in the palace were advocating an exact opposite strategy, namely, a “mild, quick fix” approach.

She also noted that William is “burning” with anger over Harry’s book, suggesting that it would be a stretch to see Harry and William meet up for a conversation, though the same source rejected this explanation, saying they believed William would actually sit down. Harry falls if it is in the interest of the nation.

story in Sunday times It was remarkable to seasoned observers not so much because what the source suggested might (or might not) happen, but because it shows clear evidence of disunity in King Charles’ court. We must assume that there is a deranged group within the palace who wants Charles to seek peace with Harry.

GB News presenter Dan Wootton quipped that the topic was also taken up by author Tom Bower, who said that at a recent dinner party, Charles expressed his reluctance to confront and admonish Harry. (Both Wootton and Power relentlessly criticize Harry and Meghan.)

Bauer urged him to act more harshly. Charles is unlikely to do so; Confronting Harry and escalating the argument may please Bauer, but it will please the publishers of Harry’s book.

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (left), Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (second from left), Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (third from left), Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (third from right), Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd place) and Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (right), leave Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020.

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The sense that the warring parties in the palace might be flying kites is reinforced by the story of V.I sun who sought to slap Sunday times A story about a reconciliation meeting, where a source said, “There were no talks or contact.” A source told The Daily Beast’s Clive Irving: “Silence is the only course available to them, and it has been effective so far, in that now, finally, here at least, the story recedes. The King is genuinely fond of his son, and wishes to keep the door open for him by not answering.” Do not stir up controversy.”

Irving’s source accurately captures the royal’s understanding of the mood at the palace (Charles’ office declined to comment for this article, as did Harry’s) where, as The Daily Beast understands, the original decision not to say anything and not engage with the Sussexes is seen as vindicated by events to be true.

If anything, the do-nothing attitude hardens. It’s not hard to understand why when other options are unpalatable: making a peace summit with Harry or forcefully distancing him from the family by, say, stripping him of his titles, both could easily serve to oxygenate hell rather than smother it.

Better to keep going, that’s what many people think. As an insider told The Daily Beast last week, it’s about letting actions speak louder than words.

Public support for Meghan and Harry seems mixed. The memoir has been an all-time bestseller – on Tuesday it was announced as the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK. However, in opinion polls, support for Harry has fallen while support for Charles and Camilla has only taken a very slight hit, according to YouGov. Harry and Meghan’s numbers are deteriorating across the board, and incredibly, those over 65 in the UK now have a lower opinion of Harry than they do of Prince Andrew.

Harry may demand an apology, but there is no indication that Charles feels any pressure to make it. But now Harry has put himself in a quandary by suggesting he will not come to the coronation without an apology.

Maybe he shouldn’t hold his breath.

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