Royal biographer Robert Hardman has said Meghan and Harry “won’t return to the Royal working unit” but he hopes that they keep returning to the UK.
The author, who has released a biography on King Charles named Charles III: New King, New Court, The Inside Story spoke of the royal couple since revealing The Queen’s anger over the naming of their daughter.
Speaking on GB News Breakfast, he said: “I can’t envisage a situation where they’re back as part of the Royal working unit, but I can certainly see it becoming a kind of normal thing for them to keep coming back.
“I hope so because, you know, it’s a family at the end of the day and they did have so much to give. I mean, when you look back on that sunny day in May 2018 and that sense of promise, all they were going to be doing for the Commonwealth.
“That’s very much what the King had in mind for the future, that there would be this sort of twin track – you’d have William and Catherine, and you’d also have Harry and Meghan.
“Fundamentally, I think everyone’s so sad, I think they’re beyond being angry. Everyone would like to see some sort of rapprochement.”
The author also discussed his feelings toward the pair and revealed that he found them to be “prickly.”
Host Isabel Webster said: “When you say that the Sussexes are easily offended and you know effectively pretty prickly what do you mean and what have you based that on?”
Robert Hardman said that they are unlikely to return as working royals
He responded: “They’re repost to any given situation in their books and their TV interviews, you see time and again that they feel resentful.
“They feel that you know something hasn’t gone their way and that this is part of some sort of calculated campaign against them.”
“Harry writes in his book Spare how no one will return his calls and he can’t get through to anyone, and it’s just all about me, me, me.
“The whole kind of Royal machine, if you like, is a team effort and I just think it’s very sad because Harry and Meghan had such potential.
“And now when we tend to hear from them on a Royal matter, it’s just to say how miserable they were being Royal.”
Hardman’s book alleges that the late Queen was “angrier than I had ever seen her” after Meghan and Harry used her private nickname for their daughter Lilibet.
Speaking about the revelation, Harman said: “People have interpreted this idea that the Queen was furious at the appropriation of her name.
”She was upset, very upset. And it wasn’t to do with the name. It was the fact that afterward, the couple let it be known that she had given her blessing for this name.
“And then Johnny Diamond of the BBC broke the story that the Queen hadn’t been asked, she’d been informed.”