Harry and Meghan peace talks with royal family before King Charles’ coronation possible: ‘Only way forward’
Peace talks between Prince Harry and the royal family could take place before King Charles’ coronation in May, according to a new report.
“The only way forward” is for the exiled prince and his wife Meghan Markle to kiss and make up with Harry’s relatives before Charles is officially crowned on May 6, royal family sources told The Sunday Times.
The couple, who live in California with their two children after their infamous exit from royal life in 2020, are expected to attend the king’s big day at Westminster Abbey.
“It will take flexibility from all sides, but it can be done. It’s manageable,” said a source close to the king, who is also familiar with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“She needs Harry here, in the room with the King and Prince of Wales and some other family members.”
The insider continued, “Both sides need to hold their hands up and admit that we didn’t do everything right, and we made a lot of mistakes, and we need to tell him, ‘We understand the pain you’ve been through.’ The king can do that.”
Insiders close to the royal family believe the two sides could reach some sort of deal before King Charles’ coronation.
The source also suggested that Harry should swallow his pride and admit wrongdoing.
“Not everyone here behaved well, but Harry needs to be able to sit back and say, ‘We didn’t behave well either.’ clear for the coronation,” they said.
Friends of the royal family told The Times Harry must understand that his attacks on the so-called Firm in his memoirs have not been well received as he moves on with his new life.
“They should now shut up and get on with their work in America,” said the friend.
“You’ve said your word, but why are you trying to burn the whole house down?” they are asked.
Last week, Harry told Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes” that he is “looking forward” to reconciling with his brother and members of the royal family and having a “private and “constructive conversation” with them in the future .
“Meghan and I have continued to say that we will apologize openly for anything we’ve done wrong,” Harry said. “But every time we ask that question, nobody tells us the specifics or anything.”
“I’m really looking forward to getting that family element back,” he continued. “I can’t wait to have a relationship with my brother. I look forward to having a relationship with my father and other members of my family.”
Harry, with wife Meghan Markle, openly attacked members of the royal family in his new memoir, “Spare.” Getty Images
More scathingly, Harry asked his family to “come clean” about their treatment of his wife in an interview with The Telegraph this week.
“You know what you did and now you know why you did it. And you’re caught out, so just come clean,” he said.
In “Spare”, Harry shockingly claimed that he was only brought up to be a “spare” for his older brother, two years older and heir to the throne. He also characterized William as a bully and accused him of physically assaulting him and pointing his finger in Meghan’s face.
The two haven’t been in touch for “some time,” Harry told 60 Minutes.
In an appearance on Good Morning America last week, Harry admitted that “without question” he was “sure” he had at least some responsibility for the breakdown of his relationship with his brother.
“Silence at the moment has been the right thing, but this is not going to go away,” a close friend of the brothers told The Times.
“This needs to be resolved and neutralized so that when William has the primary task, his brother isn’t still sniping from the sidelines. I honestly don’t think this is the end of things. Harry just can’t do without his brother.”