Will Prince Charles and Prince Harry kiss and make up this year? This week, the 73-year-old praised both his sons, Harry and Prince William, in a Newsweek essay about their environmental work.
Now, expert Richard Fitzwilliams believes that the essay could mend fences. "I do think this tribute is very significant because this is one thing that Charles, William and Harry share in common and that is the need to fight climate change," he told The Sun. "Harry’s relations with his father have of course been extremely strained."
"The fact that Charles has done this in Newsweek, which has a large circulation in America, I think it’s clearly a form of an olive branch in the hope that there will be a form of reconciliation," he continued.
Fitzwilliams believes that Charles' comments may change Harry's mind when it comes to the release of his 2022 memoir.
"I think if you offer an olive branch it's only reasonable to expect something in return," he stated. "I would have thought that some form of either postponement of the autobiography or indeed some form of clarification as to when or what years it will cover (can be expected). Otherwise everything that is said to Meghan and Harry when they come over for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations — which I'm sure they will — could conceivably find it’s way into the book."
"The royal family needs to know the pressure is being taken off them when it comes to this autobiography or biographies," he added. "This is a way of handling it."
Charles and Harry, 37, haven't been on the best terms in quite some time, but it seems like their relationship might not be as strained going forward.
“The world is on the brink and we need the mobilising urgency of a war-like footing if we are to win," Charles wrote. “As a father, I am proud that my sons have recognised this threat. Most recently, my elder son, William, launched the prestigious Earthshot Prize to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years. And my younger son, Harry, has passionately highlighted the impact of climate change, especially in relation to Africa, and committed his charity to being net zero.”