In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will step down as senior royals. Following that, the couple relocated to California. The Sussexes and the rest of the royal family have allegedly had a lot of tension since then.
A royal commentator, on the other hand, believes that Harry and Meghan’s new baby, Lilibet, could be the key to resolving the feud.
Why are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rumoured to be feuding with the royal family?
Some speculate that the royal feud began with Harry’s long-held grudge against his older brother, Prince William. The two princes were raised for different futures, according to biographer Robert Lacey, and their rift grew more apparent as they grew older.
The tension between Harry and William reportedly increased when Meghan entered the picture in 2016. According to the Daily Mail, William advised Harry to take it easy with Meghan, which the younger prince did not appreciate.
Since then, William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have become increasingly estranged from Harry and Meghan. It didn’t help that Harry and Meghan have spent a lot of time in recent months airing grievances against the royal family in the American press.
Lilibet’s christening, according to a royal commentator, may help to end the feud.
Since moving to California, Harry and Meghan have made few trips to the United Kingdom. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is undoubtedly to blame, but many observers believe the feud is also to blame.
Royal commentator Daniela Elser wrote for News.com.au that the couple could use Lilibet’s christening as an opportunity to mend fences with the rest of the royal family.
“If the Sussexes decide to have the christening back in the UK, perhaps even in September when it is rumoured that both Harry and Meghan will return to London,” Elser wrote, “it will be interpreted as an olive branch after years of intra-family squabbling and rancour.”
“However, if the Sussexes’ decided to hold the ceremony in California, preventing the Queen from attending because she no longer travels internationally, it would be seen as nothing less than a clear rejection of the royal family,” Elser added.
Another sign of reconciliation, according to others, is Harry and Meghan’s choice of friends and family in the United Kingdom to be Lilibet’s godparents.
According to sources, there are signs of progress.
Regardless of Harry and Meghan’s plans for Lilibet’s christening, sources recently claimed that the Sussexes and Cambridges are making strides toward reconciliation.
Meghan and Kate are reportedly “in a better” place now, according to Us Weekly.
“Tensions between Meghan and Kate have subsided,” the source said. “Kate even sent Meghan a baby gift,” says the source. They’re in a better place now, and they’ve been texting since Lilibet was born.”
During the recent unveiling ceremony for a statue dedicated to Princess Diana, Harry and William reportedly bonded, according to the outlet.
“The morning before the statue unveiling, William and Harry spent looking through old keepsakes, notes from Diana, and bonding,” a source said. “They’ve started the healing process and have turned a new page in their relationship. On the day of the statue unveiling, everyone around them was ecstatic to see how close they were.”