Prince Harry would have to make a heartbreaking sacrifice if he wanted to 'get back to normal' with the royals

Prince Harry would have to make a drastic move to fully rebuild his family bonds, a royal expert predicts

Prince Harry Meghan Markle Prince William Kate Middleton and the Queen - watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018
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A royal expert has predicted that Prince Harry would have to make a huge sacrifice if he ever wanted to fully rebuild bridges with his family. 


The rift between Prince Harry and his royal family members is believed to be ever-growing while he continues to share huge truth bombs about his life, growing up in the monarchy. 

It's thought that tensions between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William began to form when he warned the Duke of Sussex against rushing into marriage with Meghan Markle. 

Then in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back from their key roles within the royal fold, ditching Frogmore Cottage and starting a new life in LA with their son Archie. 

The pair have since welcomed their daughter Lilibet, who was number 11 of the Queen's 12 great-grandchildren—however it's believed that baby Lili is yet to meet the royal side of her family in person. 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince William attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018

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Months after his explosive claims during his and Meghan's Oprah Winfrey interview, Harry shared more extraordinary insights into the struggles he faced as a young prince in his new mental health series, The Me You Can't See.

A royal pro has now suggested that Prince Harry would have to leave Meghan and move back to the UK, if he ever wanted to fully repair the broken bonds between him and his royal relatives. 

Speaking to the Mirror, US journalist Kinsey Schofield said, "Sadly, I think the only way that things would go back to normal is if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were to separate and Prince Harry returned to the UK solo."

Adding that it's a prospect that seems unlikely due to the fact Harry is raising Archie and his future daughter across the pond from Buckingham Palace, she suggested, "However, Harry would never leave his children in another country."

Prince Charles poses with his sons Prince William (R) and Prince Harry (L) during the Royal Family's ski break at Klosters on March 31, 2005 in Switzerland. during a photocall on the Royal Family's ski break in the region at Klosters on March 31, 2005

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The LA royal correspondent also insisted that Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, is keen to see the brothers and their father put the fall-out behind them. 

"I believe the Duchess of Cambridge is a very strong champion for the reunion, but I also imagine that she knows where her husband's head and heart are and isn't going to push for something that he's not ready for."

Harry even called out Prince Charles for putting him through a cycle of "genetic pain and suffering" that he claims is present within The Firm, during an incredibly powerful chat about his exit from the royal family, on The Armchair Expert podcast. 

Prince Harry Prince Charles Princess Diana

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"There is no blame. I don't think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I've experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I'm going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically," he said.

"It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you'.

"It's hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness. I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go 'OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he's treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?'"

Prince Harry and Prince William attend the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana at The Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace, London on July 1, 2021

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However, Prince Harry did speak publicly alongside the royal family for the first time since leaving the UK when he participated in a special BBC documentary, made to remember Prince Philip's life. 

Highlighting the fact that Harry still feels a connect to his roots despite everything, he appeared in the touching tribute to chat about his late grandfather, joining the likes of Prince Charles, Prince William, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall and Princess Beatrice to be involved in the family project. 

Recalling his happy memories of Prince Philip and sharing his pride in what his grandpa achieved, Prince Harry said to the camera, "What you see is what you got with my grandfather. That's what I love more than anything else, was the authentic-ness of him. 

"He was unapologetically him at all times, no matter where he was, no matter who he was speaking to, no matter what he was doing."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

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.