Prince Harry's royal family rift is 'definitely' not healed yet

Prince Harry’s royal family rift is ‘definitely’ not healed yet

Always rocky. Prince Harry recently took a surprise trip to see Queen Elizabeth IIbut that doesn’t mean the tension between him and the royal family is over.

‘I would say the rift has definitely not been healed,’ royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said exclusively We Weekly Wednesday, May 3. “That, I fear, is quite clear.”

The Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan Markle, made a quick trip to England last month on their way to the Invictus Games in the Netherlands. An insider said We at the time when the former military pilot and the Suit alum, 40, was “very excited” to reunite with the monarch, 96. The visit marked the duo’s first return to the UK as a couple since their last event as senior royals in March 2020.

The duo have had a rocky relationship with the Royal Family over the past two years, and Fitzwilliams believes there’s still work to be done before everyone can get over the tension. “It really is an extraordinary situation,” he said. We.

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II. Robin Utrecht/Shutterstock; Steve Parsons/AP/Shutterstock

Archewell’s co-founder and Bench The author is set to return to England for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which celebrates 70 years on the throne. The four-day event will kick off with Trooping the Colour, which is the official parade to mark the Sovereign’s birthday. The following day, St. Paul’s Cathedral will host a service of thanksgiving for Elizabeth’s reign.

“Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted and honored to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June with their children,” a spokesperson for the couple said. We Friday, May 6.

A representative from Buckingham Palace, however, noted that the duo will not be standing on the balcony with Elizabeth during the parade. “After careful consideration, The Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Balcony Trooping the Color appearance on Thursday 2 June will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who are currently carrying out official public duties on behalf of the queen,” he added. the spokesperson said in a statement.

Fitzwilliams, for her part, believes the Sussexes could also attend the Thanksgiving service. “We don’t think they’ll be attending any other events, but who knows?” he added.

The founder of Invictus Games said Hoda Kotb that he had a “big” visit with his grandmother, but Fitzwilliams noted there was another potential source of drama on the way: Harry’s memoir, which is due out later this year.

“It will again be a very, very big source of contention,” the royal watcher said. We. “Whatever he writes, if it’s published this year, it’s going to cause problems.”

The BetterUp CIO announced the publication of the book in July 2021, calling it an “all-truthful” account of his life.

“I write this not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become,” Harry said in a statement at the time. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, literally and figuratively, and I hope that by telling my story – the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that few no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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