Legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey has revealed that she is hopeful Prince William and Price Harry will be able to reconcile after reuniting under tragic circumstances.
The 68-year-old TV personality, who conducted the explosive tell-all interview with Harry and Meghan Markle following their departure from The Firm, opened up to Extra at the Toronto Film festival saying she hopes the Queen’s passing will be the catalyst for the Sussexes to reconcile with the royal family.
“Well, this is what I think, I think in all families — you know, my father passed recently, this summer, and when all families come together for a common ceremony, the ritual of, you know, burying your dead, there’s an opportunity for peacemaking,” Oprah said.
“And hopefully, there will be that.”
Her comments come after it was reported that Prince William had extended the invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and his wife, the now Princess of Wales, to greet well-wishers outside Windsor Castle.
Dressed in all black, both couples remained mostly separate during the walk, but royal watchers remain positive that the move hints at a possible reconciliation between the pair.
Prior to the Queen’s death, Harry and Meghan were last seen in the UK earlier in June to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Harry had previously claimed that his family’s lack of security was the major reason why they have not returned to Britain as much as they would have liked.
Representatives of Harry argue that his private security team in America does not have the requisite jurisdiction to protect the Sussexes in the UK.
“The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be in” they had previously said.
“In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return home.”
However, government officials have challenged such claims stating the Met Police bodyguards and national intelligence are not “guns for hire” and allowing Harry the privilege to use them could tempt other wealthy people to buy the police force for their own purposes.
Harry and Meghan had initially returned to the UK to partake in a series of charity events before heading back to their Californian home.
But with the Queen passing just days after their arrival, there are reports that the Duke and Duchess are considering flying their children, Archie and Lilibet, to the UK ahead of the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19.