Neither side has been able to find a middle ground
According to Meghan Markle‘s friend and CBS host Gayle King, the prince and princess of Sussex have returned to their Los Angeles home without a peace deal with the remaining members of the Royal Family.
The issues started with Harry and Markle‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey and the stalemate continues with Harry set to release his memoir and tell all book in the coming months.
“There have been efforts on both sides to sort of make this right,” King said.
“Big families always go through drama, always go through turmoil. It remains to be seen – are they going to be drawn closer together or are they going to be pushed apart? I have no idea, I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family.”
Harry needs to make peace
Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown also weighed in on the matter stating that Harry needed to forgo his book in order to get back into the good graces of his family.
“This is an incredible moment to be used. The country loved that feeling of unity and seeing the brothers back together, it was a beautiful sight,” Brown stated.
“But unless he gives up his book and the tell-all documentaries and interviews then there can be no trust. I think if he does that there can be a way.
“The Royal Family needs him and there’s a lot of work to be done. Kate doesn’t want to be travelling the world, she’s the mother of three children.
“They have to somehow divvy this stuff up and Harry has a big role to play if he wants to. And if Meghan wants to, because of course she hated every bit of it.
“The question is whether they’ve each got the give to do it, because as we know family rancour can go very deep. If Harry doesn’t want to bin the book then I can’t see a way forward.”
Splits in the royal family
Brown also stated that the couple could effect more change being members of the Royal Family than outside of it citing princess Diana as an example.
“Diana always knew that it was being inside that gave her the power,” Brown said.
“When she shook hands with the aids patient she did that as princess of Wales, and it was bringing the lustre of the monarchy to the moment that made that gesture go around the world.”