Nicholl: Prince Charles will do ‘anything’ to reconcile with the Sussexes

We talked about this earlier in the week (before the Queen’s health issues came to light), but there’s absolutely oozing desperation coming from the Windsors as they try to impose themselves on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charitable visit. Harry and Meghan made it clear that they were coming to the UK and Germany to visit their charities and that’s it. Prince Charles then leaked the idea that he extended an invitation to the Sussexes to come and stay with him at Birkhall, only they rudely declined! The Windsors’ royal courts are leaking all kinds of deranged sh-t about how THEY are “freezing out” the Sussexes, rather than Harry and Meghan simply not putting the Windsors on their agenda. Now Katie Nicholl has more tea, and I can only imagine that her sources are from both Kensington Palace and Clarence House. Nicholl was interview on GB News Big Breakfast:

The Sussexes were ‘invited at the end of August’ to come to Balmoral: ‘The Queen always has this wonderful, extended stay for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. There’s a big sleepover at Balmoral, they were invited to go to that. They were also invited to go to Birkhall with the Prince of Wales and thus far they haven’t done it.’

Charles is prepared to do anything to repair his relationship with the Sussexes: ‘I know from sources very close to the Prince of Wales that he is prepared to do anything it will take to get this relationship back on track, I think not least because he wants to as a father. He wants to see his children as a grandfather, but I think he’s acutely aware that if there is this rift that threatens to overshadow his future reign as well. There are other issues at play here.’

The Sussexes & the Cambridges will not meet: ‘I’m told I don’t think William can forgive his brother for what he’s done and how he’s done it, in terms of not just leaving the royal family, throwing them under a bus and his treatment of the royal family today. Constantly. This threat of “what are they going to say next?” Of course, we aren’t getting any official comment from the palace because if it happens, it’ll be a private meeting. But everything I’m hearing is that there is still very much a rift and let’s not forget there is Harry’s autobiography to come. They don’t want to perhaps see him for risk of something being leaked.’

No Netflix cameras: ‘I spoke to someone who was at the One Young World event, who was helping to organise it, who assured me there was no Netflix camera at this event. She says it went swimmingly at the event last night in Manchester, but I think that there’s constant awareness in the royal family that there’s going to be an autobiography. There’s going to be some sort of a documentary. They are very cautious and they have every right to be.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“The Prince of Wales…is prepared to do anything it will take to get this relationship back on track, I think not least because he wants to as a father…” I’m thinking back to how Charles managed to see Lilibet and Archie during the Sussexes’ Jubbly visit and there were zero leaks about it from either side… until Charles needed a good PR hit in the middle of a bad newscycle about how much money the Windsors were spending. At the time (over the summer), Clarence House actually seemed to be telegraphing the fact that Charles is making slow but steady peace with Harry and Meghan. Not full-on “the relationship is completely repaired” peace, but enough peace that the Sussexes will not be a huge, gaping liability for Charles long-term.

Which brings me to another suspicion I’ve had for some time now: I think Kensington Palace – as in, Prince William – is briefing about how “Charles feels” about the Sussexes. As in, William seems to put a lot of energy into making Harry and Charles sound like they’re still estranged, that Charles is still deeply worried about the memoir, etc. That’s why people are so squirrelly about “royal sources” and which royal court they’re speaking to. My question is: why is it so important to WILLIAM that people believe that Charles and Harry are still estranged? My other question is: how does Charles feel about William actively briefing about Charles and Harry’s relationship?

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    Then reconcile. I doubt that Harry is being unreasonable and not speaking to his father. We see that they met during the Jubbly, so be about it and reconcile with your son and his wife. Such a ridiculous man.

  2. Tessa says:

    he had many chances and messed them up he should have gotten will under control

  3. Well Wisher says:

    The truth always comes out in the end, not just iterations of it.
    Prince Charles can simply call his son Harry and listen.

  4. Tulip says:

    I am thankful that Harry got to visit with his Grandmother during the Jubilee. I am sure that he is relieved that since The Queen’s passing is inevitable that he was close by. That is truly fortunate.
    The rest of everything else will be sorted. Right now I think his Grandmother is uppermost in his mind. I know it will be unpopular but I do think that The Queen will be uppermost in the minds and hearts of her entire family today and in the days that follow.

    • Tessa says:

      The whole family got to see her and.she met Lily in person for the first time

      • Tulip says:

        I know that the whole family got to see her. I am very glad of it. Still, Harry has known and loved her entire life. They shared special times and I think that the loss of his Mother made The Queen that much more important to him.
        I know this will be upsetting for Meghan as well. Of course it will! I do think that she will be concerned with helping her husband through this. That is what happens in my life. Often the spouse just doesn’t have the same life experience with a grandparent that the grandchild does which is actually helpful because they provide much needed support. I am positive that Meghan will be Harry’s rock and stay.

    • Well Wisher says:

      @Tulip, I agree.

  5. FlowerChick says:

    This is the pre-emptive ‘I did nothing wrong’ PR piece.

    Chucky knows that Harry’s memoir is going to skewer him.

    I wonder if the book will now be pushed back to Thanksgiving 2023. The publishers must be anxious – I hope they haven’t gone to print yet

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      A publisher sets the schedule, and this book will be published on schedule. It was never contingent on the Queen’s life span.

      I think someone must have a guilty conscience to be coming out with this stuff. I know it’s not going to happen, but I wish Harry wouldn’t mention ANYONE in that family. It isn’t like anyone helped him when he was a kid. He turned out to be the man he is in spite of them.

  6. Jais says:

    Definitely can see KP using the media to form a specific narrative about Charles and Harry. That being said, I have no idea what their relationship actually is. Don’t necessarily trust Charles so unless Harry says something on the record, it is kind of an unknown. Also, cannot imagine what it will be like with all of those people in the same space right now.

  7. Becks1 says:

    I think Charles has finally realized that he looks better supporting and reconciling with the Sussexes than he does trashing them. Now is he actually doing the work to reconcile? Doubtful, but we’ll see how things shake out over the next few months.

    William still thinks that being Harry’s #1 enemy is a good look for him.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      This right here. Charles is at least self aware enough to realize he needs to look like he’s trying to patch thing things up. Dookie Peg seems to have lost out on that self-awareness gene (along with most of the good traits from either parent).

    • Well Wisher says:

      Prince Charles will have to look beyond what looks good to ask and answer the question?
      Was I fair to my son in the events to him leaving with his family?
      What am I prepared to do about it?
      What kind of relationship do I want to have with him?
      Depending on the honest answers, go about it, however painful it maybe.
      If the answer for a continued healthy relationship, implement the necessary boundaries with his other son, to maintain said healthy relationship.
      Just set about loving his sons in a holistic manner.

    • Truthiness says:

      Exactly, it’s a bad look for Charles. He’s been trying to clean up appearances all across the board. And there’s been so much cleaning up! Suitcases of money, Fawcett, Andrew’s mess, countries leaving the Commonwealth, improper honors given out.

    • Christine says:

      Agreed, 100%. I will forever be curious about what the tipping point was for him.

  8. RoyalBlue says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he is reconciling as per the wishes of his mother. Plus he would do anything to go into his reign on positive PR.

  9. Noor says:

    Prince Charles should be bold. Make peace with Prince Harry and Meghan. As King and as a Father he has much to gain and nothing to lose .
    He should shake off his guilt over Diana , He has suffered as much Diana. He should not be the weak, guilty father. Its time for him to exert his control as King.
    In a slimmed down monarchy and with fewer family members to support , he should consider returning a portion of the income of the duchy of Cornwall to the Treasury .

  10. kelleybelle says:

    “Still writing bullsh*t for a living?” — Prince Harry

  11. Mel says:

    I wonder if Harry had his book postponed because he knows Granny is running out of time and would prefer not to expose her to the drama of his brother and Father?

  12. SussexWatcher says:

    I don’t believe Chuck wants to actually reconcile or he’d stop leaking and briefing the press on anything to do with the Sussexes. I do believe he thinks it’s better for his public image if he did reconcile or have their public support for his reign. But I think he is only concerned about himself and Cams and their comfort and approval. He doesn’t really care about Harry and his wife and children (or he wouldn’t have pulled their security and publicized their whereabouts).

  13. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Great! So, let them pay for MET security when they come to the UK, don’t strip the grandkids of their titles when you ascend any moment now, reign/rein in Pegginton Bear, and don’t brief against them ever in the future. Done!

  14. Amy Bee says:

    I might be in the minority but I believe Harry and Charles are still estranged. A lot of things have done and said by Charles’ side since Harry left and I don’t think they have reached a point of reconciliation. Charles continues to remain silent while the press and the Palace attack Harry and Meghan. A good father would put a stop to that.

  15. thaisajs says:

    Charles cannot afford to have more bad press heaped on him right now, as he’s about to take over with the Queen’s likely imminent passing. He’s already wildly unpopular and he’s unlikely to be able to do anything to fix that. He doesn’t need Harry pissing into the tent more than he’s already doing. It behooves him to take the high road here and act like Harry is whining. Of course, William will try to sabotage anything Charles does because he’s just that spiteful, so it’s gonna be an epic cluster.

    • Christine says:

      Chuck is an idiot if he doesn’t immediately restore Harry and Meghan’s security. If you don’t secure the son of the monarch, is the actual monarch anything remotely special?

  16. HeyJude says:

    Too bad, so sad little boy! This was completely over when they declined Meghan live-saving medical treatment. And then again when they pulled protection for baby Archie. Harry is not one to be trifled with. He’s never coming back after that. This is a military man who understands the importance of security. He’s definitely not coming back as long as William is still running ridiculous “pull rank if he tries to visit the gardens” press stories to this day!

  17. Honestly they throw anything at the wall and see what will stick. The stories and then the CONTRADICTIONS to the stories are all sound and fury signifying nothing. The tabloids are right wing owned and they want to keep people focused on ANYTHING but what is actually happening in the country and the Sussexs just happen to be perfect scapegoats. They will use and abuse them as long as they are able and as long as they sell papers. There will be no end to this because I don’t EVER see William being able to stop briefing against them as they ahve wayyy to much dirt on him. (Also goes for the rest of them)

    I believe that Harry and Meghan are working behind the scenes to deal with the tabloids and we will see SOMETHING come out of his work with the Aspen Institute. (And maybe even lawsuits) I think they have projects behind the scenes that will shock people. There is a reason they are not talking.

  18. Beverley says:

    Charles couldn’t care less about a genuine reconciliation. What he wants is to share Harry’s shine. It’s also good PR to look like the injured party who’s making every effort.
    Harry isn’t playing that game, but Chuck keeps repeating it.

  19. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    This, AGAIN: “something being leaked” — anyone who is THAT deathly afraid of something being leaked, isn’t living life correctly. I mean, did they kill someone? What on earth could they have done that is soooo bad, they are THIS afraid of word getting out? The more they cry about the book, the worse they look.