ET: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Have Grown Closer with the Royal Family Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly bonded more with members of the royal family amid the pandemic, according to a royal source. The insider noted that the feud projected by the tabloids were false.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from royal duties in January, many believed they were cutting ties with the royal family. However, that doesn't seem to be the case now that they are settled in Los Angeles.
According to a royal source who recently spoke to ET Online, Harry and Meghan are fixing their relationship and reportedly getting closer to the royal family amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England. The Duke of Sussex has been patron of WellChild since 2007. | Photo: Getty Images
The insider revealed that unlike what is being projected in the tabloids, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on good terms with their family, and there is no rift between them and those in the United Kingdom. The source said:
"A lot of the family-specific drama that the tabloids are focused on, it's not as fractured as the tabloids would like it to seem. The pandemic has brought the family closer together."
The insider mentioned that while the couple is enjoying their relationship with Harry's family, they remain focused on doing good work as they settle into their new home in California.
[Meghan and Harry] make plans to return to the United Kingdom for a visit.
Harry and Meghan have been openly involved in causes that are dear to their heart, with the latest being a video call with activist Malala Yousafzai on International Day of the Girl Child. The couple is determined to keep collaborating with non-profit organizations and is excited about the adventure ahead.
When the royal couple announced their decision to step down as senior royal members, they revealed that they would split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. However, since their official exit in March, they haven't returned due to the ongoing pandemic.
According to reports, Harry and Meghan hope to change that soon as they make plans to return to the United Kingdom for a visit. While the exact timeline of their visit isn't known, the couple would certainly stay at Frogmore Cottage during their time there.
The property still belongs to them, and in September, they fully repaid the $1.8 million taxpayer's money used to renovate the house. There are also reports that the Duchess' legal case against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday, which is slated for January 2021, might bring the Sussexes back during the festive period.
The news of Harry and Meghan's relationship with the royal family comes days after excerpts of royal historian Robert Lacey's book, "Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult," revealed how Meghan was the root of the division between Harry and Meghan.
The book which is set for release on October 20 explores the rift between the siblings and how from their childhood, their relationship had been fractured with Harry being branded as the rebel.