The feud between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the Royal Family has been ongoing for years. Neither side has apologized, and the question remains as to whether their relationship can ever be repaired.
In King Charles’ case, not seeing his son, Harry, and daughter-in-law, Meghan, is undoubtedly sad. But not seeing his grandchildren, Archie and Lilibet, has been even more challenging, and he’s reportedly desperate to meet them as soon as possible.
While there have been occasions – such as the coronation weekend – for them to reunite, nothing has ever materialized. Meanwhile, King Charles has not visited Harry and his family in the US. Needless to say, as king he has a very packed schedule that likely makes any possible trip across the pond difficult.
No matter what, the feud between Charles, Harry and Meghan will hopefully end soon, if for no other reason than facilitating a better relationship between a grandfather and his grandchildren.
Indeed, if recent reports are to be believed, King Charles is getting increasingly desperate.
There is nothing so important as family. Bitter family feuds can end lifelong relationships and turn family members against each other, and sometimes, the fallout is unrepairable. When that happens, the most tragic aspect is the involvement of children, as it could mean they are left without certain family members through no fault of their own.
Sadly, that seems to have happened within the Royal Family. King Charles basically never gets to see his US-based grandchildren, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, as a result of his strained relationship with Prince Harry.
As per royal expert Angela Levin, no matter what’s happened between Charles and Harry, the king misses his grandchildren and dearly wants to see them.
King Charles has “hardly” had “any quality time” with Archie and Lilibet
Any parent or grandparent knows how tough it is to be away from your children or grandchildren, even if it’s just for one day. In King Charles’s case, he hasn’t seen Archie or Lilibet in a long time, and it seems to be taking a toll on him.
In his new book OUR KING: Charles III: The Man and the Monarch, royal author Robert Jobson describes Charles’s anguish over Archie and Lilibet, who are sixth and seventh in the line of succession.
Jobson writes that Archie and Lilbet are “always in Charles’ heart,” though the rift between Harry & Meghan and the royals has made things challenging.
“Unfortunately, due to the poor relationship with his second son, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan, Charles has spent hardly any quality time with his other grandchildren, Archie and his sister, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,” Jobson wrote in his book.
“But those close to him say they are always in his heart. It is one of the reasons he finds the estrangement from his second son so difficult to cope with.”
Charles visited Archie for the first time shortly after the boy was born, when Harry and Meghan still lived at the nearby Frogmore Cottage.
Even so, it’s speculated that even then, Harry and Meghan harbored thoughts of leaving royal life behind and settling in another country.
“A week after Archie was born in May 2019, Charles had gone to see Harry and Meghan at Frogmore Cottage and was thrilled as he cradled the baby boy in his arms,” Jobson explains. “But even then, the Sussexes were planning their escape from the Firm.”