A royal historian says it would have been one of Queen Elizabeth’s ‘dearest wishes’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to reconcile with the royal family

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Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry watch the RAF fly pass on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England.Chris Jackson/Getty Images

  • Royal historian Robert Hardman spoke to People about Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth’s relationship.

  • Hardman told People that the Queen would have wanted him to reconcile with the royal family.

  • He also said that the late monarch “adored Harry to the end.”

In the wake of the Queen’s death, Royal Historian Robert Hardman spoke with: People on the late monarch’s relationship with Prince Harry, saying that she “adored Harry to the end, and Harry adored her.”

Hardman, who wrote “Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II,” told the outlet he thinks the monarch would have wanted Harry and Meghan Markle to reconcile with the royal family.

“I think she was one of the channels between Windsor and California, and it would have been one of her dearest wishes that [the family] fixing things up,” he told People.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry.Julian Simmonds – WPA Pool / Getty

Harry and Meghan’s relationship with the royal family has been tense since they stepped down as senior royals in January 2020, and things got even more tense after their March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the interview they said that members of the royal family racist comments about Archie, ignored Meghan’s mental health and wellbeing, Kate Middleton made Meghan cry the week of her weddingand the king cut off the couple financially follow their step back.

Despite tension between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family, Prince Harry made an effort to emphasize that he remained close to his grandmother in the years leading up to her death.

After his interview with Winfrey, Harry said his… grandparents weren’t the royals to make racist remarks about Archie, and he and Meghan shared that they… spoke to the queen on FaceTime. They also called their daughter Lilibetwhich was the nickname of the queen’s family.

And although things in between the Sussexes and the royal family had remained tensethere have been signs that the queen’s “dearest wish” could come true in the days after her death.

Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave as they walk through Windsor Castle

Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022.Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Two days after the queen died, New Prince of Wales invited Meghan and Harry to a walk with him and Kate Middleton, to reunite the “fab four” for the first time in years.

King Charles III too sent love to the couple in his first speech as monarch, and he made an exception for Harry to wear his military regalia at a vigil for the queen, though he is no longer a working royal.

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