Prince Harry has contacted Prince Charles for ‘friendly video calls’ and ‘wants to be closer to his family’ and ‘back in the fold’ ahead of Queen’s jubilee
Prince Harry has ‘reached out to his father’ to have ‘friendly video calls’ ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee, a source has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, who lives in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California, with his wife Meghan Markle, 40, and their children was expected to come to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh‘s memorial service in the spring and the Queen’s Jubilee in the summer.
However, a recent row over the Metropolitan Police providing their security has called their return into doubt.
But, the royal is said to have contacted his father for ‘friendly chats’ and hopes to visit the UK later this year.
‘There has been a definite thaw in relations between Harry and Charles. They are on much better terms and have been having friendly chats and video calls. It has been suggested to Harry he may live to regret any lingering family bitterness, and he has taken that on board.
‘There is a feeling he is coming back more into the fold and wants to be closer to his family,’ a source told the Sun.
Prince Harry has ‘reached out to his father’ to hold secret talks with Prince Charles ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee, a source has claimed.
It comes as Harry’s refusal to return without a substantial level of security from the Met Police is said to have put the reunion in doubt.
Prince Harry faced outrage over his threat of legal action against Her Majesty’s Government.
He is seeking a judicial review of the decision to strip him of his UK police protection team, claiming it is too dangerous to visit without Scotland Yard bodyguards.
A former head of royal protection warned the royal ‘cannot pick and choose’ when he wants to visit the UK and receive protection.
Dai Davies pointed out Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped and her protection officer was shot – but she does not get full time protection.
His comments came as sources suggested the Queen will not help her grandson in his demand for security personnel when he comes to Britain.
The Duke of Sussex, 37, who lives in a $14million mansion in Montecito, California , with his wife Meghan Markle, 40, and their children was expected to come to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh ‘s memorial service and the Queen’s Jubilee in the spring.
The insiders claimed the Monarch has no intentions of ‘caving into his demands’ for protection from the Met and Home Office.
Meghan and Charles were previously close and are said to have shared a bond of love of culture, art and history.
Charles is also said to be ‘desperate to see his grandchildren’.
A source told the Mirror last week: ‘The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn’t had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss.
‘He is a fantastic grandfather and loves playing the role immensely and it’s certainly fair to say he feels there is something missing from his life without the ability to get to know Harry’s children.
‘This is something he is hoping to remedy which is why he made the gesture for Harry, Meghan and the children to stay with him if they wanted to, whenever they may come home for a period of time.