Is the feud over? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry haven't been able to spend time with Prince William and Kate Middleton due to COVID-19 restrictions and not being on the best terms, but that may change when the parents-of-three potentially come to the U.S. next year.
"Meghan would like some show of commitment from William and Kate, even if it’s a tentative date or time frame to put in the diary for some time next year," the source claimed to Heatworld. "They haven’t had a single royal visitor since moving to America, which they know is mainly because of COVID, but now that travel restrictions between the U.S. and U.K. have been lifted, they want that to change."
The insider continued, "Harry and Meghan feel very strongly about this and think it’s important that the Cambridges stay with them if they come over — it would seem odd if they didn’t. They’re certain that there would be no better way for them to put aside their differences than by spending quality time together in the California sunshine, away from the meddling and negativity they would have to encounter in England. And Meghan feels that they would be playing by her rules because they would be in her home and her home country."
While speaking at his Earthshot Prize initiative ceremony, William, 39, announced that hopefully the event would be coming to America in 2022.
"A royal tour to the U.S. is long overdue," Duncan Larcombe told Closer. "They are our most important allies and there is a huge appetite for the royals over there. Royal tours take around six months to plan in secret, so it’s likely there’s one in the works to visit later this year or next, and my best bet is it will be William and Kate."
“It’s part of their royal duties to visit the States, so they’ll go at some point, whether it’s next year or the near future," the expert noted.
However, some experts believe William and Kate are not interested in mending fences. "I don’t think William and Kate would want to meet up with Harry and Meghan, who could try and steal their thunder on the Earthshot project," royal expert Phil Dampier, who writes a weekly column for The Royal Observer, told The Sun. “They are very much rivals now, not brothers in arms, and I’m afraid I can’t see a reconciliation soon."
“If Harry dropped his book project and admitted some of his and Meghan’s comments were over the top there might be some progress, but I can’t see it happening," he continued. “William and Kate have always been very popular in the U.S. but have not been there for some time so they will want to boost their profile, and next year, during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, would be a golden opportunity.”
"Harry and Meghan have made the U.S. their home and their target audience. So the prospect of William and Kate going over there will no doubt rock them," Larcombe said. "On every royal visit, there are crowds of fans coming to see them, and mass media coverage. And for that to happen under Harry and Meghan’s nose, on their turf — it will be very awkward for them."