Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly planning to travel back to the UK this year to attend a number of events. Royal experts, henceforth are being anxious about the meeting between Harry-Meghan and Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to return back to the UK for some important events this year, experts think their meeting with Prince William, and Kate Middleton will be uncomfortable. “I think it’s going to be very awkward if they do meet up,” Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words, told The Sun on Saturday, January 2. “From what I am told, the rift is not a lot better at the moment — they are not talking a lot,” he added.
Dampier also added, “I think they will put on a united front for the unveiling of Diana’s statue and I’m sure they will put on a united front for the birthday celebrations, but behind the scenes, I think there’s going to be a lot of tension.”
The royal siblings have had a turbulent relationship for a few years. It has gone worse in January 2020 when Harry and Meghan announced their plans to step down as senior royals. Royal historian Robert Lacey told Elle magazine in an interview, “The Queen said, ‘All right, let’s have a meeting next Monday at 2 o’clock, where we’ll sit around the table and hash it out with all our advisors, private secretaries, the courtiers. But before that, we’ll have a family lunch where the family can just sit together and talk.’ One prince said no, I’m not coming to that, I’m not sitting with my brother, and the prince who said that was William.”
The author of ‘Battle of Brothers’ further added, “Most people were shocked. This is not royal gossip; we saw William turning up late just in time for the 2 o’clock meeting, so there’s no doubt at all that was his position then”. “Friends suggest he was so furious with Harry that he couldn’t trust himself to sit at the same table [as him]. This is the depth to which the anger has gone.”
Their relationship was evident during the last public event together in March 2020 as well.