It's safe to say the royal family is less than pleased with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after they candidly spoke about the firm during their tell-all, which aired on March 7. Now, the pair may not be welcomed back at all.
“The Oprah Winfrey interview, let’s not make any bones about it, went down like a lead balloon,” royal expert Russell Myers told talkRADIO on Sunday, May 2. “As far as Harry and Meghan are concerned, I think they will be left to sort things out on their own.”
Myers continued, “They’ve been a distraction for the most part for the family … There will be quite a lot of dissatisfaction within the camp, and it remains to be seen whether they will be brought back in.”
Harry recently returned home to the U.K. to attend Prince Philip's funeral, marking his first trip home since he left the royal family in 2020.
"Some quarters of the family did give him a frosty reception and perhaps that did shock him somewhat," Myers said.
Despite the ongoing rift between Harry and his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William, it seems like "the rest of the royal family are very, very united in trying to get back to business," Myers said.
Host Kevin O'Sullivan said that since Charles is unwilling to "forgive, forget, heal the rift," people may side with the 72-year-old going forward.
“If that is his state of mind, I think the British people will be behind him every step of the way. I think most people think ‘That guy Harry does not deserve to be forgiven,'” he said.
Harry and Charles "barely communicated during Harry's visit to the U.K.," a source said, adding, "there definitely continues to be a huge wedge between the two."
While Dame Hilary Mantel predicts the institution will shut down sooner than later, Myers disagrees. “I don’t think it’s the last straw for the monarchy. I think it’s an evolution rather than a revolution,” Myers concluded.