Prince Charles: is he excluding Harry and Meghan from the family?

Prince Charles
Is he excluding Harry and Meghan from the family?

Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess Meghan, Prince Charles and Prince Harry on the balcony of Buckingham Palace 2019.

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As the future king, Prince Charles is apparently planning to reform the Royal Family. Will Harry and Meghan be excluded from the family?

What will the British royal family look like when Prince Charles (72) takes the throne? Author and royal expert Angela Levin prophesies in an interview with “talkRADIO”that the future king was planning a reform of the royal family. The downsizing of the royal family should primarily lead to cost savings.

As senior royals who represent the British crown in public, only Duchess Camilla (73), Prince William (38), wife Duchess Kate (39) and their children Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (3) apply. Other royals could then lose their titles or patronage. And: “I can imagine that Harry and Meghan may no longer be members of the royal family,” explains Levin.

Deep cracks after the megxit

Harry and Meghan had resigned as working members of the royal family last spring (“Megxit”) and moved to California with their son Archie (1). In February, the palace announced that the couple would no longer return to their duties, give up remaining patronage and Prince Harry would lose his military dignity.

“While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain dearly loved members of the family,” said a statement from the palace at the time. However, the rifts in the family deepened after the Oprah interview and Meghan’s serious allegations against the palace. Even Prince Harry’s appearance at Prince Philips (1921-2021) funeral and the subsequent conversations with his father and brother are said not to have brought a decisive change.

Prince William and Prince Charles agree

While the rapprochement between Harry and his family apparently stalled, Prince William and his father are said to show unity, especially with regard to the discussion about the future of the monarchy after Prince Philip’s death and the “end of an era”. Royal expert Katie Nicholl emphasizes in the current issue of the talk format “The Royal Beat”: “They have never been so united in their vision.”