Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly extended an olive branch to the Royal Family by reaching out to King Charles during a heartfelt phone call on his 75th birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped back from their roles as senior royals in 2020, have dominated the headlines of late due to their strained relationship with the rest of the Royal Family.
However, the couple appears to be making an effort to mend fences and reconnect with their relatives, starting with a warm birthday wish to King Charles.
A source told The Sun that King Charles spoke with Harry and his daughter-in-law Meghan during the call in between several Royal engagements. The chats were said to be pleasant and marked the first exchange between Charles and his son since April, ahead of the Coronation.
“The King was extremely busy but is polite and loves his son and his grandchildren, and not so mean that he would not take a call on his birthday,” the source told the publication.
According to the publication, during their discussion, Harry, Meghan, and Charles made arrangements for a follow-up conversation in the near future.
The potential easing of tensions between father and son, hinted at after their recent phone call, follows years of strained relations between Harry and various members of the Royal Family.
Since stepping away from his royal role, Harry has remained outspoken about his royal life several times, taking more than a few public swipes at the Royal Family.
Most recently, Harry dominated global headlines after the release of his memoir and a series of “revealing and explosive” tell-all interviews in which he delivered several attacks against members of his family.
During the infamous Oprah interview in 2021, Harry also described royal life as a “mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo” and opened up about King Charles’ parenting style.
“I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on,” he said at the time.