Charles still open to Harry and Meghan reconciliation, insists Kings pal

King Charles would “always welcome a reconciliation” withPrince Harry andMeghan Markle, a friend of the new monarch has claimed.

The 74 year old King and wifeQueen Consort Camilla wereofficially crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday – as thousands of well-wishes lined the streets of London to view the spectacle, and millions more watched on from home.

After months of speculation, the Duke of Sussex, 38, did attend the historic ceremony but he left swiftly after itto catch a flight back to the US.

His wifeMeghan Markle, meanwhile, skipped the ceremony andremained at their home in Montecito, California with their children Lilibet, one, and Archie, who turned four on Coronation day.

There has been a festering feud between the Sussexes and the Royal Family following the publication ofHarry’s tell-all memoir Spare in January – which had cast doubt over whether either of the couple would attend the momentous occasion at all.

But a friend of King Charles toldThe Daily Beast that he will always want to reconcile with his son and Meghan.

The friend said: “The opportunity that was there for Harry to sort this out with the King is gone for now.

"Of course, Charles would always welcome a reconciliation with Harry and Meghan, he has made that very clear, and his door is always open in that regard."

Relations between the Sussexes and The Firm have been strained since the couplestepped back from senior royal duties in 2020.

The following year, Harry and Meghan gave a damaginginterview to Oprah Winfrey about their time as working royals. Then came the couple’s bombshell Netflix documentary – which brought afresh round of criticisms of Harry’s relatives. That was followed a month later by the publication ofSpare.

Although Harry did attend the Coronation on Saturday, Buckingham Palace confirmed on the day that he would have "no formal role" in proceedings.

According to reports, Harry’s representatives were understood to be keen to spell out earlier this week that “no formal role” meant Harry was not invited to appear on the palace balcony following the service.

Prince Andrew – the lateQueen’s son – also missed out on the iconic balcony moment as he remains banned from royal duties following the fallout from hisconnections to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

This week, a former royal butler claimed thatQueen Elizabeth would have wanted Andrew, 63, and Harry to have made an appearance on the balcony.

Grant Harrold, who worked for the King for seven years as part of his Royal household, said: “I think with the Queen, she was all about family and she would have wanted to have seen them there.”

Elsewhere this week a lip reader claimed King Charlesmade a concerned comment to Queen Camilla about not getting too close to the edge of the balcony as they stepped on to it following their Coronation.


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