Prince Harry asked to bring in a mediator to help “clear the air” with his family, prompting Camilla to “mumble into her tea,” according to a new book.
In The New Royals, author and journalist Katie Nicholl said an anonymous family friend revealed that the Duke of Sussex met with his father earlier this year to help rebuild their relationship.
However, the meeting is said to have done nothing to resolve their breakup, as Harry and Meghan were reportedly not only late for the meeting, but suggested they use a family mediator.
In an excerpt published in Vanity Fair, Ms Nicholl described the meeting as “more awkward than cordial tea with the Queen”.
Camilla allegedly told Harry that the idea of a mediator was “ridiculous” and that they would work together as a family to resolve their differences.
The family friend said: “Harry actually suggested that they use a mediator to try to work things out, which made Charles feel a bit taken aback and Camilla babbled into her tea.”
The book also claims that Prince William and Kate were “relieved” after finding out that Harry and Meghan were moving to the United States.
Ms Nicholl claimed the Prince and Princess of Wales, then the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, felt the “drama was gone” after the Sussexes announced their departure.
However, the Queen was reportedly ‘hurt and exhausted’ by the move and was ‘disappointed’ when the couple did not return to the UK with Archie and Lilibet for their annual ‘slumber party’ at Sandringham with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren
The source told Nicholl: “The queen was very hurt and told me: ‘I don’t know, I don’t care and I don’t want to think about it anymore.'”
King Charles now wants to bridge the gap between Harry and the rest of the family, according to the book.
In his first televised address to the nation, the new king made it clear that he was extending an olive branch to the Sussexes.
He said: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad.”
Coincidentally, the couple were visiting the UK when the Queen passed away, meaning they were present during the national period of mourning.
Harry formed a united front with William as they greeted well-wishers outside Windsor Castle with their wives.
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Source : metro.co.uk