Prince Harry and King Charles's Relationship Is Reportedly Headed in "the Right Direction"

They're taking "baby steps" towards a reconciliation, according to an inside source.

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Prince Harry’s efforts to mend fences with the Royals amidst King Charles’s cancer diagnosis are starting to pay off.

After years of public estrangement from his family, the Duke of Sussex’s decision to fly back to London to see his father in February was “a step in the right direction” for the pair’s rocky relationship, a palace insider told People in an exclusive interview published on March 7.

Prince Harry flew overnight from Los Angeles for a 45-minute visit to Prince Charles’s London residence at Clarence House and stayed in the U.K. for just a few days before heading back home to California.

The source told the publication that the gesture was well-received by King Charles, and the father-son meeting signaled “baby steps” toward a possible reconciliation amidst the family’s falling out. "I'm sure it was emotionally draining for both of them, but … it was a positive move," the insider added.

While Prince Harry and King Charles’s relationship might have taken a positive turn, the duke’s visit reportedly didn’t include seeing his older brother, Prince William (although he reportedly reached out to him), or his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton – and things may be even more strained as the Princess of Wales recovers from her reported abdominal surgery.

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Princess Kate, who ignited a media frenzy and countless conspiracy theories about her whereabouts when she disappeared from the public eye following the procedure, reportedly wants “nothing to do” with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amidst the fallout from the Duke of Sussex’s memoir, Spare, and their tell-all Netflix docuseries, royal expert Christopher Andersen recently told Us Weekly in an exclusive interview.

Middleton, who was publicly seen on March 4 for the first time since Christmas, reportedly “has her own problems” to deal with, Anderson said, adding that Prince Harry hadn’t reached out to her amidst public concern.

“My understanding is he hasn’t, and it is a stalemate,” the royal expert told the publication. “They’re both on opposite sides of this wall, and nobody has the courage to leap over it and really make an honest attempt.”

The chances of a possible reconciliation between the brothers might look bleak at the moment, but there's a chance Prince Harry might see the royals when he heads back to the U.K. in May for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

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