The Duke of Sussex is said to have “reached out” to the Prince of Wales to try and mend relations before the Queen’s hotly-anticipated Platinum Jubilee this summer. A source told the Sun on Sunday: “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.”
Harry, 37, could return to the UK from his current home in California for the event in June – which marks the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.
Prince Charles and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
It is unclear whether his wife Meghan Markle, 40, and their children Archie, two, and seven-month-old Lilibet will accompany him should he return.
It is also unclear whether Harry will return for Prince Philip’s memorial, expected in March or April.
The news emerged as it was claimed that the duke is “desperate” to come back to the UK.
Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe, who used to guard the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry as children, told Palace Confidential on MailPlus that the Duke of Sussex “is going to make a real effort to come back here”.
Daily Mail Diary Editor Richard Eden followed this up by suggesting Harry is still keen to have his seven-month-old daughter Lilibet receive a royal christening.
A legal representative for the Duke said he wants to bring his children to visit from the US but they are “unable to return to his home” because it is “too dangerous”.
This comes amid Harry’s legal dispute with the UK Government over a decision not to let him pay for police protection for his family when he is visiting.
Harry’s legal representatives said he has filed a claim for judicial review because he wants to fund the security himself, rather than ask taxpayers to foot the bill.
Mr Eden remarked on the security row, saying: “What was very interesting is that the legal letter talked about his children.”
He continued: “He was worried that there wouldn’t be protection for his children, which makes me think he might come back on his own, because he may not be given the protection he needs for his children.
“For Prince Philip’s memorial, he may come on his own. He did that when it was the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue.
“Baby Lilibet is seven months old now and she hasn’t been christened yet.
“Royal babies would normally be christened within three months but from what I’ve heard, Harry has made it clear he wants a royal christening for her, the same as Archie had, and so when is that going to happen?”
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK