The rift between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton may not be permanent, according to royal experts. Although there are claims that a reconciliation may never happen, these experts suggest that the relationship has simply been put “on ice.” Journalist Jennie Bond revealed in an interview with OK! Magazine that Middleton has been deeply hurt by Harry and Markle’s actions since leaving the royal family and has closed herself off to the possibility of a reconciliation. She comes from a loving and united family, so it’s difficult for her to understand how relationships can become estranged.
After Prince Philip’s funeral, Middleton was seen speaking with Harry and encouraging William to do the same in the hopes of repairing the rift. However, this attempt was unsuccessful. Bond also claimed that William and Harry had a heated argument right after the funeral, demonstrating that even happy families can experience conflict. Prince Philip’s passing in April 2021 has undoubtedly impacted the dynamics within the family.
Royal expert Shannon Felton Spence does not believe the door to reconciliation is completely closed. She describes Middleton as a kind person who cares deeply about Harry and family in general. While everyone is hurt, Spence believes that the rift has been given some space and that pushing for reconciliation has been put on hold. Both camps within the once-“Fab Four” are hurting each other.
Christopher Andersen, author of “The King,” believes that the Prince and Princess of Wales are focused on their royal duties and do not have time to try to bring Harry back into the royal fold. Middleton, who has proven herself to be solid and resilient, is not turning her back on Harry but is also not actively trying to mediate the situation.
Helena Chard, a royal broadcaster and photographer, agrees that Kate and William have other priorities beyond repairing their strained bond. They understand the need to concentrate on their family and their service to the sovereign and the people of the UK and the Commonwealth.
In conclusion, while the rift between the two couples may seem difficult to mend at the moment, there is still hope for reconciliation in the future. Both sides are hurting, but they have chosen to give the situation some space. Middleton, in particular, remains kind-hearted and focused on her responsibilities. Ultimately, their main focus is on their family and their roles in the royal family.