Meghan Markle is “unlikely to ever set foot in the UK again”, a royal expert has claimed after Prince Harry’s solo visit to see King Charles. The Duke of Sussex landed in London without his wife and their children less than 24 hours after he was informed by the monarch about his cancer diagnosis.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Duke met the King at Clarence House and is reported to have had a meeting that lasted somewhere between 30 and 45 minutes before leaving for a hotel in London. Harry was among a small group of immediate family members who received personal notification about the King’s diagnosis before Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Monday evening.
Charlie Ray, The Sun’s formal royal editor spoke to TalkTV to discuss the brief meeting. He said: “I think this just emphasises and underlines how [deep] the rift is in the family. I don’t think this is the first sign of the door opening to reconciliation.
“The fact that Harry has been there only for half an hour, it speaks volumes. He could have stayed around. Prince William, if he wanted, could have met Harry – maybe not today because he was working, but he hasn’t got any official public duties for the rest of the week.
“He may have private duties, but he could have seen Harry and that again shows how deep the chasm is between the two brothers. I am not sure it is going to open any doors for future meetings of peace between Harry and the rest of the family. There is going to be no welcome at Adelaide Cottage for Prince Harry from The Waleses.
“There is an awful lot going under the bridge and I know lots of families fall out over all sorts of things and sometimes there is a reconciliation and they put everything back, but we are way down that road now. I am also of the opinion that Meghan is unlikely or rarely ever going to set foot back in the UK again.”
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