Though things are still tense between Prince Harry and his family, a royal expert predicts that the arrival of his and Meghan Markle's daughter could help mend the rift.
"The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family and I’m sure all sides of the Sussex family will want to celebrate with Harry and Meghan," royal expert Nick Bullen noted to Us Weekly. "I think you can be absolutely certain that Harry and Meghan will be jumping on a Zoom call to introduce Her Majesty to her 11th great-grandchild."
Harry and the actress — who are parents to 2-year-old son Archie — announced on Valentine's Day that they were expecting their second child, and in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, they revealed they were having a baby girl, due this summer.
It was that same sit-down with Winfrey that caused Harry and his family to drift apart even further.
In the TV special, the Duke of Sussex noted that since stepping down from his role as a royal, his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his phone calls.
However, the two came face-to-face at Prince Philip's April 17 funeral — and though they played nice for the cameras, sources claimed the pair's relationship is nowhere near repaired.
"There is a hell of a lot of bad blood between Charles and Harry and you can kind of understand it. Prince Charles has been waiting to become King since the age of four, and it reaches the point when it is going to be in the not-too-distant future that his job will finally start," explained royal expert Duncan Larcombe. "And he’s got his very popular, very high profile son trying to sweep the mat from under his feet from saying his father and Prince William are trapped."
Meanwhile, Harry's relationship with brother William isn't much better.
"Harry did speak to William while he was in the U.K., so in that respect, they made some progress," an insider told Us Weekly. "But they definitely haven’t reached the stage where all is forgiven nor have they buried the hatchet."