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Royal family's trust in Harry and Meghan 'gone forever'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly had secret plans to make 2023 the year of reconciliation between them and the royal family after the release of both the Duke of Sussex's explosive memoir and the couple's Netflix series.

The Sussexes had initially planned to focus their charm offensive on the Queen next year, but their plans were dashed when she passed away last month, The Sun reports.

Harry and Meghan with the royal family
Harry and Meghan had planned to make 2023 their year of reconciliation with the royal family, but it may be too late. Photo: Getty

Harry and Meghan have been called "arrogant" and "deluded" for thinking they can slip back in favour after their interview with Oprah Winfrey and subsequent 'attacks'.

Sources have claimed the pair always avoided criticising the Queen and are now trying to make changes to Harry's memoir and the series, as they were too critical of the new King and Queen Consort, Charles and Camilla.

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Insiders reportedly told The Sun that Harry and Meghan saw the book and series as a way of attacking the royals one last time before they attempted to reconcile in 2023.

However, the pair is apparently now worried they will be unable to reconcile due to the content of the book and show.

"They have always been careful to not criticise the monarch. They have always tried to be respectful to the Queen," a source said. "But the Queen has now died and Charles and Camilla are the King and Queen. Clearly, this reconciliation attempt would never work if they have been critical of the new monarch, or both."

Charles, William and Harry walk behind the Queen's coffin
A royal expert says Harry and Meghan's timing is "appalling as always", adding it's "arrogant" to assume they can win over King Charles and Prince William. Photo: Getty

Insiders have claimed Harry and Meghan branded the last 12 months their "era of visibility", with royal author Robert Jobson saying the "calculating couple" has once again chosen terrible timing.

"They got it completely wrong by doing Oprah Winfrey when Philip was in hospital just days from death. They got it wrong again with the ridiculous interview with American magazine The Cut weeks before the Queen died."

Jobson says Harry and Meghan's timing is "appalling as always", adding it's "arrogant" to assume they can win over King Charles and Prince William.

He added, "But that trust has gone forever. Harry and Meghan will never be looked at the same. Harry needs to remember he is now dealing with the Head of State — not just his dad."

"As a dad, Charles will always love his son. But as a King he cannot trust him."

Charles' nickname for Meghan

Meghan Markle and King Charles
King Charles' surprise nickname for his daughter-in-law Meghan Markle has been revealed, showing how much love he had for her. Photo: Getty

It comes after Charles' surprising nickname for Meghan was revealed, showing the love he once had for her.

In her new book The New Royals, Katie Nicholl claims Charles used to call Meghan "Tungsten", an extremely durable metal that can be put through a lot without getting damaged.

"Charles reportedly nicknamed his future daughter-in-law ‘Tungsten’ because of her toughness and resilience," the royal expert writes.

She claims the nickname came from when the former actress showed resilience during her appearance with Prince Harry's 2018 appearance with Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Foundation Forum.

"It was, according to one aide, the moment William and Kate, who was heavily pregnant, realised they needed to up their game," Nicholl writes in the book. "The Cambridges [now the Prince and Princess of Wales] had already signalled their intention to be more than ‘ornamental royals’ and had, along with Harry, made a huge success of their mental health campaign Heads Together.

"But Meghan was the breakout star of the foursome. She was polished, passionate and funny, using all her TV-honed skills to present her case. That was a wake-up moment for William and Kate when they realised that Meghan was very impressive, very confident and very capable, according to a source."

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