In a recent development within the British Royal Family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle reportedly extended a private gesture of concern towards Prince Charles and Princess Kate following their recent medical procedures.
Despite this outreach, experts suggest it may not signal a significant shift in the strained relations between the Suss-xes and the royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Suss-x, who have been living in the United States since stepping back from their royal duties, made a discreet inquiry about the well-being of Prince Charles after his prostate surgery and Princess Kate, following her medical treatment.
This move, reported by The Mirror, highlights a moment of personal concern amidst ongoing tensions within the royal household.
Gesture of Courtesy
Katie Nicholl, a royal expert speaking to Entertainment Tonight, emphasized that reaching out should be seen more as a fundamental human courtesy than an indication of mending fences.
"We understand that they've reached out to the king and the Princess of Wales. Is that a thawing of relations, or is it just a human courtesy? I think probably the latter," Nicholl stated. She further clarified, "I think it is courtesy more than the sign of any softening of relations, particularly between the couple and Princess Catherine”.
Despite the underlying issues, Nicholl expressed optimism regarding the possibility of renewed dialogue, particularly between Prince Harry and his father, King Charles, as the latter recovers from his surgery. "Whatever's happened between them, Harry will be concerned for his father,” she noted.
“It's still his father. He's still gone in for an operation. Yes, a pretty standard one, but a procedure nonetheless." Nicholl added, “One wonders if this might just be the opening needed for a bit more dialogue between the couple and the king, and possibly even Princess Catherine”.
This development comes amid a well-documented rift within the Royal Family, exacerbated by the Suss-xes' decision to step back from royal duties and their subsequent move to the United States. While this gesture of concern may not be a definitive turning point, it certainly adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing narrative of the royal family dynamics.