Why the royals could soon hold 'peace talks' with Harry and Meghan

The Royal Family are being urged to hold 'peace talks' with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before the Coronation.

King Charles with members of the royal family Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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The Royal Family could hold 'peace talks' with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before King Charles III's Coronation for this reason.

The Royal Family could hold 'peace talks' with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before the Coronation of King Charles III.

But if the chance of reconciliation is to be a success, royal insiders have claimed that both sides of the family would "need to hold their hands up and admit: we got a lot wrong".

Prince Harry's record-breaking memoir Spare, has sent shockwaves around the world with its bold claims about Prince William and King Charles and Camilla Queen Consort to name but a few of the royals mentioned in the book.

And following his promotional interviews in which Prince Harry revealed his 'fears' for 'young kids' like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the Duke of Sussex hopes to get his "brother and father back"

And while some fear Prince Harry has 'ruined' his chances of reuniting with the family, a royal insider told The Times that a 'reconciliation' meeting is possible providing it is done a certain way and before the Coronation on Saturday, 6th May.

"It’s going to take flexibility on all sides, but it can be done, it’s fixable. It needs Harry over here, in the room with the King and Prince of Wales, a couple of other family members, some of ‘his people’ he trusts who always had his back, so he doesn’t think he’s being ambushed. 

The source went on to suggest, "Someone like Elf [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 hold their hands up and admit we didn’t get everything right, and we got a lot wrong, and we have to say to him ‘we understand the pain you’ve been through’. The King can do it.”

But in order for reconciliation to take place Prince William would need to be on board too to repair the 'rift' that's come between them - particularly after Prince Harry claimed his brother 'knocked' him to the floor in an alleged 'attack'.

The royal insider warned, "He (William) is loyal to the throne and understands what needs to be done for the country. Not everyone here behaved well, but Harry’s got to be able to sit down and say ‘we didn’t behave well either’. That takes a lot of academic flexibility, which Harry isn’t great at.”

And it's not just the men that need to make amends, the wives - Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, who are claimed to have had an 'awkward' lipgloss encounter have to resolve their issues too, it's claimed.

The insider added, "We’ve got to move on it, and get it done by April. Then, we need to get the wives in. The King needs a clear run for the coronation.”

Should talks not progress then it's feared the ongoing 'fall-out' would be a 'distraction' for the Coronation.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)