It seemed Prince Harry had burnt his bridges with the royal family after the revelations in his explosive memoir Spare, but a source has revealed that a reconciliation could be on the cards.
In a dramatic U-turn, Harry is said to be thrashing out a plan with King Charles to arrange peace talks, but has allegedly made it clear he wants his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, there too.
Last week, Harry, 38, confirmed he will be in the UK next month and is returning to London to attend a ceremony for an event for charity WellChild.
He also has a second trip planned after the Invictus Games, which takes place in Düsseldorf between 9 and 16 September. Meghan, 42, will join Harry for the closing ceremony and was reported to be heading back to the US afterwards.
However, a source told OK! the peace talks could happen on 17 September in London after the games and Harry has asked for Meghan to be present.
“Harry is more than happy to meet with his father to thrash things out, but Meghan will be accompanying him on his trip to Europe and he doesn’t want to leave her out,” the source claimed.
“Discussions have been ongoing to bring the King together with his son but it hasn’t been the right time. Talks were originally meant to take place when Harry was over for the Coronation, but aides thought it would be far too stressful for the King to meet with his son during that time.
“Everyone is now working toward 17 September as a date that both Charles and Harry can attend, so the finer details are being worked through between their teams.”
It’s thought that the pair could meet in the hopes of smoothing out family tensions, following the release of Spare and the Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan.
There were reports that Harry’s family had been angered by some revelations in his autobiography – including when he claimed he had a physical fight with his brother, Prince William.
He also referred to Queen Camilla as “dangerous”, with reports suggesting she was “hurt” by his accusations. However, despite Harry’s claims, he did attend his father’s Coronation ceremony in May before jetting back to the US hours later.
Now our source has added that homesick Harry is looking forward to some family time during his trip to the UK, especially catching up with his cousin, Princess Eugenie.
“Harry has made a new home in California, but he’s missing his friends in the UK,” they said. “He’s especially close to his cousin Eugenie and is keen for his children to form a close bond with her young children. He wants to build a bridge with his family.
“He’s realised that there’s no point holding a grudge and wants to move on.”
Harry and Meghan have been keeping a low profile over the last few months. Amid rumours they were living separate lives, they broke cover together earlier this month with a video for the Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund’s award announcement – something their foundation Archewell supports.
In the background, Harry has been busy pursuing solo projects, following his and Meghan’s axing from Spotify.
He has also been working on a Netflix documentary, Heart Of Invictus, which follows the stories of service members who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses on the road to competing at the Invictus Games.
He worked on another solo documentary about his love for his “second home” Africa.
Earlier this month, Harry travelled to Singapore where he played in a polo match for his charity Sentebale in aid of disadvantaged young people affected by HIV and Aids. During the trip he met up with his polo-playing friend Nacho Figueras in Tokyo.
Meghan remained at their home in Montecito with their children, Archie, four, and Lilibet, two.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe has suggested now would be a good time for a reconciliation between Harry and his father.
He said, “Harry’s been very quiet and so has Meghan. They’ve kept their heads down for a number of months and I think possibly now would be a good time for Harry to meet his father and for them to have a grown-up conversation, where some of tensions and the rawness of Spare and everything else has perhaps died down.
“If this meeting goes ahead, yes, it is a surprise, but it’s probably more of a sign that King Charles knows he’s got to sort out the Harry issue because it hasn’t been resolved. Harry’s relationship with his brother and his father has been left in total tatters.
“I would imagine Harry would want Meghan to be at the meeting. If Harry can patch things up with his family, then ultimately Meghan might be brought in from the cold as well.”
Duncan added that despite Harry’s criticism of the royal household in Spare, there will always be a place for him in the royal family.
“There’s a way back for Harry I think, because the royals have not slammed the door in his face. They’ve made some changes and they’ve stripped him from various things, but they haven’t retaliated in any particular way publicly. So there is a way back for Harry but it will be a very long, slow process.”
Meanwhile, Meghan was spotted out and about in California wearing an anti-stress patch on her wrist while Harry was in Tokyo.
An source told OK! that Meghan “wants people to know she’s stressed so they’ll stop giving her a hard time and leave her alone”.
“She knew the stress patch would get spotted. She hoped people would give her a break,” they told us. “She didn’t wear it subtly.”
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