New reports are coming in stating that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are preparing to reunite with the British royal family for the first time since “Megxit.”
The Sunday Times reported that Meghan and Harry are planning to attend the Trooping of the Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 12 in London. The military parade will be held in celebration of the Queen’s 95th birthday, and it will be the first national celebration in the United Kingdom since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The current plan is for the Queen’s birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time,” a royal aide said. “But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen.”
Last year, the parade was scaled down and moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle because of COVID-19 lockdowns. The Queen appeared at the parade without her family being present.
Harry and Meghan shocked the world last year when they stepped down as senior royals and moved to California. They have since settled in the ritzy area of Montecito and signed lucrative deals with both Netflix and Spotify to create content for the streaming services.
This comes after an insider opened up about just how bad the rift between Harry and his older brother Prince William really was.
“William and Harry’s fallout was very real, very ugly and incredibly intense,” the insider told US Weekly. “They’d reached an impasse, there was so much mud under the bridge and a lot of people felt their feud was beyond repair.”
“It’s certainly been a roller-coaster for everyone involved, especially the brothers, who are vowing not to let things get this out of hand in the future and have learned a lot from this difficult experience,” the insider continued, adding that there has been “a lot of rejoicing” from family, including Queen Elizabeth, as the two brothers have started to reconcile.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that the brothers reconnected over Christmas.
“There were phone and video calls over the Christmas and New Year holiday and the Sussexes sent presents to the Cambridges and vice versa,” Nicholl said. “It was an opportunity in an otherwise very busy and chaotic year for both of the families to come together and connect, albeit virtually.”
“Things are a lot better between William and Harry. If you go back a year at that stage, these brothers were barely on talking terms,” she added. “When William went to the Sandringham Summit, he was so angry with his brother. He couldn’t even face going to that lunch with the Queen. He only went for the meetings, such was his frustration and feeling of disappointment about what his brother had done and how Harry was handling the situation.”