A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan are considering returning to the UK to celebrate Christmas with their children and the Windsors.
Katie Nicholl, author of Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, And Loving, suggests that the holidays might be the ideal time to heal the family rift.
It comes after Meghan Markle’s father Thomas and brother Thomas Jnr hinted that they hoped to resolve their lengthy feud despite the Duchess previously telling Oprah that it would be “hard to reconcile”.
Katie told Closer magazine: “Because of Meghan’s work as a philanthropist, it doesn’t sit very well that she has no relationship with anyone in her family apart from her mother, Doria.
“We’ve seen her father reach out publicly in a bid to reconcile with his daughter and apologise on numerous occasions.
“Meghan does risk appearing unforgiving and uncaring of her father, who’s getting older and isn’t in great health. There are now two grandchildren Thomas Snr hasn’t met, which must be upsetting.”
However, the royal author adds that while it would be a good idea to reconnect with family, the focus at this current time is likely to be on Meghan and Harry making amends with the Windsors.
“When Harry and Meghan left, they made it clear they didn’t want to give up their home in Britain,” said Katie.
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“They still have Frogmore Cottage and their plan was to come back to the UK.”
“Christmas is being looked at as an opportunity. There may be a softening, which could pave the way for the healing of the family rift.
“It’s certainly what the Queen wants. Prince Charles would like to see his grandchildren. A meet-up suggests they hope to move on and sort things out.”
Emma Kenny, a psychologist, isn’t sure that Meghan will be able to bury the hatchet even though there may be a Christmas reconciliation with the Windsors.
Emma explains: “Meghan will be torn over what to do about her family.
“She feels betrayed and they’ve lost her trust, but she will still love them deeply and Thomas will always be her dad.
“He is elderly and not well, so for her own peace of mind, she must try to make peace and let him see his grandchildren before he dies. Once he’s gone, she may well feel huge regret.”
Since their departure from the royal institution early last year, the Duke and Duchess have been earning their own money in the US and have taken on a number of projects under their Archewell foundation.
Recent media backlash was caused by their controversial Time Magazine cover. They were listed among the top 100 most influential people worldwide.
Meghan and Harry said they were “humbled” to be shortlisted in the prestigious mag but received backlash following years of Harry claiming he wants a life away from the public eye.
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