'No sign of peace yet': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to US without mending ties, claims Gayle King
Despite many moments where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had shown unity with William and Kate, there has been no resolution, Gayle King says
LONDON, ENGLAND: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are returning to their home in California without mending ties with the new Monarch, King Charles and Prince William, claims the couple's close firiend, Gayle King.
Speaking after the Queen's funeral, the CBS Mornings host said the "turmoil" caused by the decision of Meghan and Harry to step down from their royal duties and their interview with Oprah Winfrey has not been resolved despite Charles extending an olive branch.
"There have been efforts on both sides to sort of make this right. Big families always go through drama, always go through turmoil. It remains to be seen — are they going to be drawn closer together or are they going to be drawn apart? I have no idea, I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family," King said this while claiming that there had been no rapprochement.
The pair is reportedly eager to head back to their home in California as they want to be with their children Archie and Lilibet, who have been away from them for two weeks now. Harry and Meghan arrived in the United Kingdom on September 4, to attend their previously scheduled engagements but decided to stay in Harry’s hometown after receiving the news of the Queen's death.
During this period, royal well-wishers saw several rare displays of public unity between Harry and William. He and William stood side-by-side with their father, who was devastated by the death of his mother. Harry and Meghan delivered a number of rare joint appearances with the royal family. The couple was seen reuniting with the Prince and Princess of Wales for a walkabout during which they inspected the floral tributes from the royal well-wishers for the Queen.
Earlier, Harry and William had dinner together after receiving Queen's coffin at Buckingham Palace. William was even spotted offering a warm gesture to Meghan when she looked uncertain outside Balmoral Castle. However, all these efforts went in vain as the royal brothers were no closer to 'mending' their relationship despite spending more time together.
Former Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor Tina Brown also weighed in on the matter stating that Prince Harry had to forget his book in order to regain the trust of the royal family. "This is an incredible moment to be used. The country loved that feeling of unity and seeing the brothers back together, it was a beautiful sight," Brown said.
"But unless he gives up his book and the tell-all documentaries and interviews then there can be no trust. I think if he does that there can be a way. The royal family needs him and there’s a lot of work to be done. Kate doesn’t want to be traveling the world, she’s the mother of three children. They have to somehow divvy this stuff up and Harry has a big role to play if he wants to. And if Meghan wants to, because of course she hated every bit of it," Brown added.