Two major royals 'resisting' Prince Harry reconciliation as he 'demands apology'

Prince Harry looking serious, taken fro the side, during his tour of Nigeria with Meghan Markle
Harry didn't see any of his family members during his recent visit to the UK -Credit:Anadolu via Getty Images

Prince Harry's ties with the senior members of the Royal Family remain tense, and his recent trip to London has done little to mend these rifts.

During his brief visit to the UK, the Duke of Sussex was seen alone, as King Charles had a full schedule that left no room for a father-son catch-up, and no royals attended his Invictus Games event.

However, following his return to Britain amid news of King Charles's cancer scare, Harry told ABC News of his intentions to visit more often, stating: "I'll stop in and see my family as much as I can."

Yet, it seems the sentiment isn't mutual, suggests an expert. When questioned about who is obstructing the peace-making efforts between Harry and the Windsors, Jennie Bond, the BBC's ex-royal correspondent, shared her insights on Times Radio, indicating that the reluctance doesn't stem from Harry, reports the Mirror.

She explained: "Early on it was Harry, who was demanding an apology. There was going to be no meeting of minds or meeting in reality until there was an apology for the affronts he thought had been made to his wife. But now I think the tables have turned somewhat. Messages coming from Harry's side are that he's ready at least to forgive and that he loves his family. He's said that quite publicly. He wants to see more of them.

"But it is Charles and William who seem to be resisting reconciliation at this point so I think it was first one, then the other."

Following Prince Harry's recent visit to London, it was reported that neither King Charles nor Prince William met with him. A spokesperson for Harry confirmed that a meeting with his father, who had a "full programme", was not on the cards during his Invictus visit.

However, Sunday Times Royal editor Roya Nikkhah, speaking on the podcast The Royals with Roya and Kate, questioned this account and the reason behind Harry's hotel stay.

She stated: "All the narrative from the moment he [Harry] touched down and we got that statement from Harry's spokesperson saying it's not possible for Harry to see his father, his father is too busy, he completely understands. That set the mood music for the whole week that Harry had said Pa is too busy to see me.

"I just thought something didn't feel quite right about this, so I dug away and dug away a bit deeper and found out that actually, Harry had asked if he could stay and Charles had said yes, come and stay son. You come and stay in a royal residence, you are near where I am so it's going to be much easier for me to see you given what's going on with my diary and your diary.

"And that turned everything on its head because of the narrative from Harry that I wanted to see my father but he is too busy to see me. Actually the reality was Charles said yes please do come and stay in a royal gaff and that would make it much easier for me to see each other."

The Times assistant editor Kate Mansey revealed: "Someone at the palace told me that the King was bruised by that statement that Harry put out, which all plays into exactly why."

Prince William, on the other hand, is reportedly so frustrated by Harry and Meghan's actions that he has seemingly decided to cut ties with his brother entirely.

"I think as far as William is concerned, Harry really doesn't exist," expert Jennie further noted. "William has enough pressure on his heart and his head, with his wife [ Princess of Wales ] and her ongoing cancer treatment, and his father [King Charles], his job and his kids that I don't think he's got any room in his soul to worry about his estranged brother...I think William has disowned Harry."

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