“The palace is looking at this as coming from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and that concerns them.”
There’s some new royal tea, and we spoke to a royal expert who helped us break it all down. According to news reports, conversations between Prince Harry and senior members of the royal family to work out their differences have been stalled due to alleged leaks “from the Sussex side.”
Last week, we saw Prince Harry back in the UK for the first time since he and his wife, Meghan Markle, left last year. Obviously, it was under sad circumstances as Harry’s grandfather and Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, passed away.
But this was the first public reunion for Harry and his brother Prince William and other senior members of the Royal family since Harry and Meghan famously left the UK. It also came on the heels of Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they told their side of the “Megxit” story. “There’s a lot to work through there, you know I feel really let down.”
And according to Page Six, while Harry was in the UK, he began discussions with Prince William and their father, Prince Charles, to “hash out their differences.” Unfortunately, though, The Sun is now reporting that the conversations have been put on hold, and no more “meaningful conversations” have been had since Prince Philip’s funeral.
This is because the royal aides are increasingly concerned over intimate details that have emerged in recent news stories about the royal family. They pointed to a series of articles from US publications that came out within hours of Harry’s return to California.
Royal Expert Kinsey Schofield spoke to us and confirmed that the conversations have stopped due to these alleged leaks. “This is true, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William have ceased from speaking since Prince Philip’s funeral. And this is directly related to the stories that have leaked since the funeral.”
In particular, the sources raised concerns about People Magazine’s report that included intimate details of a private phone call between Meghan, Archie, and the Queen ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.
According to The Sun’s insider, the Sussexes have connected with People Magazine in the past, and it’s one of their favored outlets, so the royal family is concerned that Meghan and Harry could be feeding them information.
Additionally, Kinsey Schofield provided us with another example that’s caused concern. “A story was leaked that Prince Harry wrote Prince Charles a deeply personal letter. Now logically, only four people should know about that letter, Prince Charles, Camila, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle. So to the palace, that story has the Sussexes fingerprints all over it.” Additionally, Omid Scobie, who co-wrote Harry and Meghan’s biography, “Finding Freedom,” also spoke out shortly after Harry’s return to the US.
He said that Meghan had spoken to the Queen twice, and he quoted sources close to Harry saying, “Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.” These sources said that no real progress was made between Harry and William and that now conversations have been stalled.
Kinsey did say, though, that this is hopefully only temporary, and they can work through their differences in the future. “This is only temporary, I think as royal watchers we wanted the reunion to happen at Prince Philip’s funeral and we looked at it as the perfect excuse for the brothers and the family to reunite, but as Prince Harry said during his Oprah interview, time heals all wounds and it might just not be the time yet.” So while there’s still a lot of work to be done to mend the royal rift, we hope Prince Harry and Prince William can work through their differences soon.
We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything else. But for now, if you want more royal news, stick around for more updated news. Also, let us know down in the comments below what you think of all this and if you think Harry and Meghan have been leaking any info to the press.