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Queen Elizabeth II reportedly found solace in Prince Harry’s efforts to mend relations with the royal family before his death

November 24, 2022

Prince Harry’s relationship with the royal family has remained ice cold since he and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals in 2020. Although the Sussexes have said a lot of things against the royal family, Queen Elizabeth II reportedly found solace in the Duke of Sussex’s recent trips to Britain while she was alive.

The late monarch was comforted by the fact that Prince Harry was trying to mend his relationship with the royal family before her death. It was even evident when he and his wife Meghan Markle went on a walking tour with Prince William and Kate Middleton after the death of their grandmother.

Royal author Robert Hardman told Palace Confidential (via express) that the direction of the father-of-two’s trips to the UK over the year was towards some sort of convergence. Although he did not attend Prince Philip’s memorial service, he did visit his grandmother on the way to the Invictus Games.

Of course he saw Her Majesty at the time, and he and his former wife, the actress, even attended her platinum anniversary celebrations in June, along with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. Hardman added that the family’s icy relationship has gradually thawed over the year.

While a full reunion is yet to come, the royal expert believes Prince Harry’s relationship with the royal family is already on the road to reconciliation. Queen Elizabeth would therefore have found it comforting and would certainly welcome it.

Meanwhile, the controversial royals stayed in Britain for the state funeral of the Queen, who died in September. The pair were out with the royal family a number of times during the funeral, starting with a surprise walk outside Windsor Castle with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Dressed all in black, the former Fab Four greeted the mourners who paid their last respects to the monarch. They also checked the flood of homages from the public.

Kensington Palace revealed via Peoplethat Prince William has invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to join him and his wife Kate Middleton just outside Windsor. On the other hand, a source claimed that the security forces were surprised by their walk and didn’t expect them to do it together.

Another insider told the publication that the heir to the throne reportedly recognized the importance of the moment to show unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family. From then on, many people started thinking that there would be a reconciliation between the feuding Prince William and Prince Harry.