Speculation about a possible reconciliation between Prince Harry and his father, King Charles, arose after Harry’s recent phone call to wish the King a happy 75th birthday. However, insiders from the palace, as reported by Page Six, express discontent over the leak of details from the call to the media.
The call, which included Meghan Markle joining to convey birthday wishes, along with a video message from their children, Archie and Lilibet, is viewed by some as a “notable shift” in the often-strained relations within the royal family. Despite the positive sentiments, a palace insider criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as “total hypocrites” for not maintaining privacy, particularly given their previous emphasis on this matter.
In response, sources close to the Sussex couple informed Page Six that they had no involvement in the leaked call and emphasized their commitment to privacy. The source stated, “Harry and Meghan fight for privacy when it suits them, and yet the minute Harry gets on the phone to the King, it’s in a newspaper.” They explained that the leak contradicts their values, especially considering their past struggles with intrusive media coverage.
Despite the accusation, sources from Prince Harry and Meghan’s side insist that the couple has nothing to do with the leaked call. Harry, 39, reportedly plans to continue efforts to improve his relationship with Charles, with another call scheduled for the following week. The last known time the father and son were together was at the king’s coronation in May, and their last public appearance was over a year ago at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
However, this potential reconciliation may face challenges with the upcoming release of Omid Scobie’s book, “Endgame,” on November 28. An excerpt from the book suggests that Harry was kept unaware of Queen Elizabeth’s failing health before her death in September 2022. The book also delves into the strained relationship between Harry and his brother, Prince William, hinting that it might be beyond repair. As the situation unfolds, questions arise about the book’s impact on ongoing efforts toward reconciliation within the royal family.