Prince Harry could take steps towards repairing his relationship with King Charles by doing one thing – and it involves Meghan Markle, according to a royal expert.

Harry and Meghan in Nigeria earlier this month

Since Harry and Meghan dramatically quit as working royals four years ago, they’ve had a rocky bond with their royal relatives, especially Charles and Prince William. And things appeared to go from bad to worse with the release of Harry’s memoir Spare, which laid bare many private moments between the Duke of Sussex and his family members.

When Charles revealed his cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Harry rushed to be at his side, although hopes of a full reconciliation appeared to have been dashed earlier this month when Harry turned down an offer from the King to stay in a royal residence on his recent visit to the UK.

King Charles arriving at Balmoral last year
King Charles arriving at Balmoral last year 
PA)Now, respected royal author and historian Robert Hardman, who published a recent biography of the King, has revealed what he believes they should do to get on track to repairing their relationship and he says they need to “normalise” it.

According to the Independent, he told the Hay Literary Festival that one of the first steps of “normalising” things would be for Harry to bring Meghan and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet to Balmoral privately in the summer for the royals’ annual Scottish holiday. He explained: “Once that happens it’s not such big news when it happens again. Then you start to get somewhere.”

The King has kept up the late Queen’s tradition of heading to the Scottish Highlands in the summer and inviting his family members to stay. And despite the ongoing drama surrounding the Sussexes, royal expert Ingrid Seward believes Charles will still extend an invitation to them, despite the couple’s issues with security.

“Harry and Meghan’s security fears could well be a stumbling block to any kind of reunion with the royal family. But no doubt they have been invited to Balmoral this summer,” Ingrid told the Mirror. “As the late Queen discovered, Scotland offers the only quality time a Monarch has to devote to family. It would be very sad if Charles was denied the pleasure of seeing his grandchildren just because of Harry’s unfounded security woes.”

Harry has been embroiled in a long-running case against the Home Office about his security after it was ruled in 2020, when he moved to the United States, he would no longer be given the “same degree” of publicly-funded protection when in the country. The Duke’s case has been rejected but there are now plans for an appeal.

During the case, the High Court was told that Harry believes his children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet cannot “feel at home” in the UK if it is “not possible to keep them safe”. Since moving to the US, Archie and Lilibet have only been to the UK once, with Charles only having one face-to-face meeting with his youngest granddaughter.