Even though Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a trip to the U.K. to see the royal family, it looks like their efforts fell flat.
"A deep rift with the royal family remains although a lot obviously went on behind the scenes to allow for their visit for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations," royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams. "This follows their visiting the Queen before the Invictus Games began. It would benefit everyone if it could be healed and the royal family were united."
Fitzwilliams also noted it was "unsurprising" the royal couple renewed their lease on Frogmore Cottage.
“It is quite a signal that they aren’t going to disappear. They could easily give up Frogmore as their life’s now in California," an insider shared. “By agreeing to extend the lease, and with Jack and Eugenie focusing on Portugal, they have a firm presence smack bang in the middle of the Windsor court where it’s all happening. They can now come and go any time they please. The coming year could be one of the most tumultuous in royal history and the Sussexes are making sure they have a foothold in Windsor.”
Harry, 37, tried to make amends, but it sounds like he was upset that he was largely ignored.
"Those four days will haunt Prince Harry for the rest of his life," expert Duncan Larcombe shared of the festivities. "They [The Duke and Duchess of Sussex] were relegated to sitting behind the Duke of Gloucester. They didn't take part in any way, shape or form visibly at the Trooping of the Colour and fair play to them. You can take your pick with things they were excluded from this weekend, whether they excluded themselves or not, they flew home on a private jet before the thing had even finished. That you could say was just them being respectful of not stealing the limelight but that will not be how Prince Harry sees it."