Are Prince Charles and Prince Harry slowly but surely making up? It sure seems like it. After Charles' youngest son and his wife, Meghan Markle, welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana, into their lives on June 4, the 72-year-old has been staying in "regular contact" with Harry, a source told The Daily Telegraph.
The father and son are now talking "frequently," and their relationship "has turned a corner following the raft of shocking claims."
Just last month, Prince Harry criticized his father's parenting skills in his new AppleTV+ series, The Me You Can't See. "My father used to say to me when I was younger, ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,'" he said.
"That doesn’t make sense," he noted. "Just because you suffered that doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences that you had you can make it right for your kids."
"Isn’t this all about breaking the cycle?" he questioned. "Isn’t this all about making sure that history doesn’t repeat itself?"
Fortunately, it seems like things have taken a turn in the right direction.
On June 8, Charles couldn't help but gush over his newest grandchild.
“The development of technology like electric vehicles … is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations, something I am only too aware of today, having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time," he said while visiting the BMW Mini factory in Oxford, U.K.
“Such happy news really does remind one of the necessity of continued innovation in this area — especially around sustainable battery technology — in view of the legacy we bequeath to our grandchildren," he added.
Harry even made sure to video chat with his grandmother right away once they came home from the hospital. “Meghan is now resting at home and she and Harry have already introduced the Queen to her great granddaughter via Zoom,” an insider exclusively told The Royal Observer. “Since the couple moved to L.A., the Queen has become very familiar with Zoom. She talks to Harry, Meghan and Archie via technology, and now she is using it to meet her granddaughter. She is a very modern grandmother.”
“This is the beginning of a new chapter within the family that will hopefully heal old wounds. Finally, there is hope that the family can reunite,” an insider added. “No one knew it at the time, but when Archie was born, Harry and Meghan were so angry with the family that they wanted nothing to do with them moving forward. That is why they broke all traditions and went with a totally new royal name. Now things have changed and they both very much want their daughter to be part of the family, which is why they chose the name Lilibet, the Queen’s childhood nickname.”