After reports of members of the royal family gathering for a family dinner following the procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffins, we wonder if they are healing their wounds or building up new grievances.
According to SunHarry and Meghan joined William and Kate for an “intimate dinner” that is being taken as another hopeful sign that the brothers have ended their nearly four-year split. Sun shared, “The family affair was a small and private collection, the photos were not published.”
This royal dinner follows a more exclusive family dinner that Harry has reportedly been banned from attending. daily mail wrote that, according to an anonymous source, “two dinners were held that evening at the royal estate, and there was a clear division: one was for the new king and his heir, the other for the rest of the family.”
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The publication shared: “Instead of joining his father, King Charles III and older brother at Birkhall, Harry stayed at Balmoral with the other children of the Queen; Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne.”
Camila was also reported to have attended the dinner with Charles and William, although it is not clear if Kate was invited.
Another source substantiated Sun regarding Harry’s unwanted presence, saying “He can’t be trusted. How do they know he won’t write about it? Even if there is no time to update the book, he could tell Megan and it could be blabbed. There was a lot to talk about, so it’s better to leave it to the king, queen and heir.”
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Although they are forced to spend time together after Her Majesty’s passing, it looks like the royal family dynamic is still very tense. While they put on a good show for the public and out of respect for the Queen, Harry’s upcoming memoir is clearly a source of tension that seems to hang over the family’s heads, making reconciliation nearly impossible at the moment.
Prince Harry’s memoir is expected to be released this November, and the royal family is reportedly “seeking to avoid Prince Harry and Meghan until his bombshell memoir is published.” Sun.
The brothers and family will gather again on Monday for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth. After that, it looks like everything will be frozen until Harry’s long-awaited memoir is published.
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