Queen 'orders' William and Harry to make peace ahead of Platinum Jubilee
As her Platinum Jubilee draws closer it seems the Queen is determined to reunite her family, with reports suggesting she has officially 'ordered' Prince William and Prince Harry to make peace.
The 95-year-old, who was recently forced to strip Prince Andrew of his military titles and royal patronages as he faces a civil trial over the sex assault allegations from Virginia Giuffre, has now turned her attention to the fractured relationship between her grandsons.
"She's tired of waiting for everyone to sort out their own messes and is personally intervening in everything," a royal insider told Woman's Day.
"The brothers' relationship broke the moment William urged Harry to take his time to get to know Meghan and not rush into anything. As we've seen, Harry's hackles have been raised ever since.
"But the Queen has personally ordered – that's ordered, not requested – for this nonsense between them to stop."
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and their children were expected to come to the UK for the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service in the spring and the Queen's Jubilee in the summer.
But a recent row with UK police has cast doubt over the visit, with Harry's request for extra police protection for his family turned down, even if he covered the cost himself.
His legal representatives said that these arrangements did not give the prince the level of protection he needed while visiting Britain.
"In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home," a statement said. It cited an incident in July 2021 where they said his security had been compromised whilst leaving a charity event due to the lack of police protection.
William and Harry came together for the first time in months back in July 2021 to unveil a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana.
But despite the brothers presenting a seemingly united front to honour their mother, it has since been revealed William was reportedly "furious" at the time and didn't actually want to attend in the first place.
"Both Harry and William can be stubborn and hot-headed, but there's only one person in the world who can put an end to that – their granny," the insider continued.
"If Harry knows what's good for him, he'll be on the next flight to London."
Prince Harry 'reaches out' to Charles
Another royal source has claimed there are signs Prince Harry is keen to mend his relationship with his family, saying the Duke of Sussex has 'reached out to his father' to have 'friendly video calls' ahead of the Queen's Jubilee.
"There has been a definite thaw in relations between Harry and Charles. They are on much better terms and have been having friendly chats and video calls," they told The Sun.
"It has been suggested to Harry he may live to regret any lingering family bitterness, and he has taken that on board.
"There is a feeling he is coming back more into the fold and wants to be closer to his family."
It comes after Prince Charles made a rare public statement about Prince Harry, praising both him and brother Prince William for their work combating climate change.
In an essay for America's Newsweek magazine, the 73-year-old royal said he was "proud" of both of his sons' efforts, even after Harry made several revelations about their strained relationship.
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