Charles could extend rare Royal Family olive branch to Harry and Meghan during Canada trip
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The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are setting off to Canada next month. Clarence House confirmed the trip would take place in May, as part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
During their trip, Charles and Camilla will meet with communities in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ottawa and the Northwest Territories.
The pair have links with a number of Canadian charities and military affiliations so their itinerary could see them making visits themed around these.
The Royal Family has a close relationship with Canada.
It is the most visited country by the Queen during her historic 70-year reign.
The trip could provide an opportunity for Charles to extend an olive branch to his son Prince Harry who resides in the US with his wife Meghan Markle.
Meghan and Harry quit royal duties and temporarily settled in Canada, before relocating to California where they now live with their two children Archie and Lilibet.
After stepping back from the Firm, the pair sat down for a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last March. During this, they made a series of bombshell claims about their time as royals.
Harry claimed both his father and his brother felt “trapped” in the Royal family.
He added that when he and Meghan were in Canada, he had conversations with his father “before he stopped taking my calls”.
However, royal expert Camilla Tominey writes in The Telegraph that, of late, Harry is “in regular contact with Prince Charles”.
She claims their relationship has not healed fully.
The trip could provide a chance for the pair to reconcile.
There has been several moments in the last few months to signal their relationship was on the mend.
One of the first signs that Harry and Charles’ relationship could be improving came just days into the New Year.
Charles penned an essay for Newsweek, issuing a call for urgent action to save the environment.
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Within, he praised both Prince William and Harry for their work in raising awareness of the issue.
Charles spoke about how he was proud of both of his sons for having “recognised the threat” of climate change.
Shortly after the essay was released, the Mirror cited sources claiming that Charles had held several “good-natured and enjoyable” video calls with Harry.
A source said: “The Prince of Wales has spoken to his son frequently in recent months.
“He loves him very much, as he does both his children, and he looks forward to them being able to spend time together in the near future.”
Charles also reportedly extended to his youngest son an invitation to stay with him when he and his family next visit the UK.
It is understood the offer was made in the run-up to Christmas, but the Sussexes have yet to return to British soil due to a row over security with the Home Office.
The couple pay for a privately-funded security team in the US that could accompany the Sussexes if they were to meet with Charles on Canadian soil, or if he and Camilla make the journey to California to visit them.
Clarence House has yet to comment on whether Charles will visit Harry and Meghan during his trip across the Atlantic.
In February, Princess Eugenie was pictured visiting her cousin Harry as the pair were spotted at the Super Bowl together.
Days later, she and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, were spotted enjoying dinner with the Sussexes in Santa Barbara.
Eugenie is thought to have been the couple’s first visitor from the Royal Family since their move.
Prince Charles and Camilla could be the couple’s next royal visitors, and the trip would provide the opportunity to reunite with their grandson Archie, two, and also meet Lilibet, who turns one in June, for the first time.
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