The important sign Prince Harry and Prince Charles are healing their rift

Prince Harry and his father Prince Charles have faced tensions since he left the monarchy

Prince Harry and Prince Charles
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An important sign that Prince Harry and Prince Charles are in the process of healing their family rift has been revealed.

It has been reported by The Telegraph that Prince Harry and Prince Charles are in "regular contact" with a source hinting that the birth of Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet Diana could mean good things for the father and son's relationship. 

The publication claims that things have "turned a corner" for the princes, following recent comments made by Harry about his father's parenting, his time in the royal spotlight as a child and the way he and Meghan were treated when they stepped back in 2020. 

Prince Harry and Prince Charles had a strong relationship prior to Harry's exit from The Firm, with the Duke of Sussex having previously revealed that he and his father "could talk for hours". 

However it's thought that tensions grew between the Prince of Wales and his youngest son, following Harry's recent admissions and claims in high profile interviews across the pond. 

Prince Harry and Prince Charles

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Speaking on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast this year about his childhood as a royal, Harry said he feels as though his parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, brought him into a "cycle of genetic pain and suffering".

Prince Harry also claimed that his dad had stopped taking his phone calls when he and Meghan moved to America, adding that he was forced to rely on his mother's inheritance money. 

During the Sussex's Oprah Winfrey interview, Harry also admitted that he believes Prince Charles and his brother Prince William are "trapped" within the "system" of the monarchy.

Prince Charles recently provided new hope for royal fans hoping for a reconciliation between him and Harry, sharing a congratulatory post on the Clarence House Instagram page following Lilibet Diana's birth this week. 

The future monarch also opened up on the blessing that is his new granddaughter during his most recent public appearance. 

During a visit to the Mini Plant in Oxford, Prince Charles said, "The development of technology like electric vehicles … is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations, something I am only too aware of today, having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time.

"Such happy news really does remind one of the necessity of continued innovation in this area — especially around sustainable battery technology — in view of the legacy we bequeath to our grandchildren," he added, sharing a glimpse of how thrilled he for Harry and Meghan to have welcomed their baby girl.

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 

After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 

Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 

When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.