Why Prince Charles ‘is really going to want’ Meghan and Harry back in the Royal Family

The Prince of Wales may realize that he needs the 'assets' of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a royal insider has revealed

Why Prince Charles ‘is really going to want’ Meghan and Harry back in Royal Family
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Prince Charles is 'really going to want' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'back' in the Royal Family, a royal insider has revealed. 

Prince Charles may realize that he wants – and maybe even needs – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'back' in the Royal Family as his workload as future King become more intense, a royal insider has revealed. 

The Prince of Wales' relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been notoriously strained in recent times, with the A-list couple's high-profile withdrawal as senior royals and emigration to North America in January 2020 sparking more than two years of transatlantic tension that has yet to be resolved. 

Harry and Meghan's accusations of racism against Buckingham Palace in their bombshell interview with Oprah and the duke's subsequent comments about 'genetic suffering' only deepened this gulf, prompting fears the Sussexes' alleged feud with their British relatives may never be healed. 

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A spark of hope was ignited, however, after it was reported that Prince Charles was ‘thrilled’ to meet Lilibet Diana at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June. The 'emotional' reunion saw the 73-year-old introduced to Harry and Meghan's baby girl for the first time in person, marking a potential shift in his relationship with his US-based son and daughter-in-law. 

Speaking on the Royally Obsessed podcast earlier this year, Tina Brown explained why Prince Charles might now be hoping to welcome Harry and Meghan back into the Royal Family.  

"My guess is Charles is really going to want them back – sort of need them back, actually," she revealed. The Palace Papers author went on to explain that "Harry and Meghan were huge assets to the whole royal repertoire", before adding that "they had a young appeal that was very, very potent in the country." 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who left the UK permanently just a couple months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, made their first joint return to Britain last month to attend the celebrations of the anniversary of the Queen's reign. Despite hopes that they might 'freelance' on English soil, the couple kept a low-profile throughout their stay, appearing at just one public event and flying back to California before the festivities had even ended. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.