Queen felt Prince Harry’s tension with Royal Family was ‘thawing’: ‘Found that comforting’


Prince Harry’s ongoing feud with the Royal Family took hold throughout the last few years of the late Queen’s life.

“It was definitely a sense that, through the year that the direction of travel was towards some, sort of, rapprochement.”

He added: “He didn’t come to the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service, but then a few weeks later, [Harry] did come on his way through to the Invictus Games.

“He saw the Queen then, and then [Harry] and Meghan were here, with the children, during the Jubilee.”

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The Queen reportedly ‘adored’ Prince Harry (Image: GETTY)

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Harry didn’t attend his late grandfather’s memorial service earlier this year (Image: GETTY)

Mr Hardman continued: “So gradually, through the year, we were seeing things thawing.

“We weren’t seeing a complete, you know any sort of a reunion but very much the general path of Harry’s relationship with the rest of the family seemed to be converging towards some sort of reconciliation.”

“I think she would have found that comforting.”

He also spoke of Harry’s relationship with his late grandmother.

He said: “She adored Harry [and] Harry adored her.”

Despite the tensions, he added: “He was still very much loved” and had a “sort of, direct line of communication to her”.

Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to step down as senior working royals in 2020.

Harry is the younger son of the late Queen’s son Charles (Image: PA)

According to the publication, the Queen was “still one of the most important women in [Prince Harry’s] life” and during a meeting prior to the exit, she “made it clear to Harry that she would always support him in whatever he decided to do”.

Since 2020, Harry has been based in the US with Meghan and their two children, three-year-old Archie and one-year-old Lilibet.


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