When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle traveled overseas to visit Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth, it was a special moment for Charles, as he got to meet the pair's daughter, Lilibet Diana, for the first time.
"It was fantastic to see them. It was wonderful to have them back in Britain," a source said. "The prince and the duchess were absolutely thrilled to see them. The prince, of course, hasn't seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him. He hadn't met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional — a very, very wonderful thing."
The duo was even spotted leaving Clarence House, where Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall live, so people suspected that maybe the 37-year-old prince and his father were calling a truce. However, that doesn't seem to be the case.
“Well, I understand that it was a perfunctory meeting and that there was no real breakthrough," expert Christopher Anderson said. “And I have a feeling that Prince Harry definitely went there hoping for some sort of rapprochement but there were no touchy-feely vibes coming back in his direction. So, I think the curtain has come down. And one of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, were she alive today, would be heartbroken by this. She would have understood why Harry would have wanted to make his own life and wanted to go to California."
“But she always saw Harry as, you know, as William's’ wingman. She always said: ‘My boys are my revenge,'" he continued. “And what she meant by that was that as a team they would go on and carry the monarchy forward into a more modern era. But now it just looks like it’s going to be William and Kate, and their kids.”
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