Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom

Prince Charles will 'need' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when he takes on the throne, a royal expert has claimed. 

Tina Brown, author of 'The Palace Papers', claims that we could see better relations better the Firm and Harry and Meghan, as Charles will ‘need’ them when he is King.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales looks towards the Imperial State Crown as he delivers the Queen’s Speech during the state opening of Parliament at the House of Lords on May 10, 2022 in London, England.

Charles is next in the line of succession (opens in new tab) and will become King after the sad event of the Queen's death (opens in new tab). Charles has already been taking on more royal duties, including the State Opening of Parliament (opens in new tab), which he attended for the first time to fill in for his mother. 

At the historic event, Charles is said to have made a complaint to Camilla and reportedly displayed 'undeniably nerves' during his historic speech (opens in new tab).

Brown told The Sun (opens in new tab), “My guess is Charles is really going to want them back — sort of need them back actually — because Harry and Meghan were huge assets to the whole royal repertoire quite frankly.

“They had a young appeal that was very, very potent in the country.”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England.

Relationships between the couple and the royal family are still reportedly strained, with continued fears that Harry’s upcoming memoir could affect Charle’s future as King (opens in new tab)

However, a reunion is on the cards as Harry and Meghan have confirmed they are returning (opens in new tab) for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (opens in new tab), along with their two children Archie and Lilibet. However, the Queen has confirmed the Sussexes won't appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the traditional Trooping the Colour moment. 

According to Brown, we will likely see even more of the couple as Charles will seek their support. It’s previously been reported that Charles is 'terrified' (opens in new tab) of taking the top job as this will mean he loses his mother. However, Camilla has now been named Queen Consort (opens in new tab) - meaning she will rule alongside Charles and support him.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.