King Charles III is attempting to mend the deeply fractured relationship with his youngest son, Prince Harry, royal observers say.
But it remains uncertain whether the Duke of Sussex will reciprocate his father’s reconciliation efforts.
King Charles wants to reconcile with Prince Harry
Since retiring from royal duties in 2020, Prince Harry has become estranged from his father and brother, Prince William.
The rift only widened after his tell-all media interviews and memoir, Spare, exposed the family’s troubles.
But a former palace staffer told the Daily Beast that Charles has “not only a personal but also a strategic need to resolve the issue.I
As king and a “national symbol of unity,” having such a bad relationship with his son is “not sustainable.”
Reconciliation would have to happen on a personal level, not through royal advisors.
Insiders believe that Queen Camilla could be the key, as she is the only one in a position to advise Charles. Her pragmatism could help “bring this saga to an end.”
According to a friend of the king and queen, Charles “wants to hit the reset button” without demanding an apology from Harry.
While the king is open to mending fences, his priority remains doing his duty and honoring his mother. Prince William reportedly has no intention of making amends with his brother.
With Charles extending an olive branch, it remains to be seen whether Harry will agree to reconcile for the good of the monarchy and the family.
But with stubbornness running deep in the Windsor family, sources say the “Harry problem” may take some time to fully resolve.