PRINCE Harry and Charles’ secret Palace reunion was the “first tentative step in rebuilding their relationship”, a royal expert has claimed.
The Sun last night revealed Harry and Meghan jetted into the UK yesterday for a secret face-to-face meeting with the Queen.
The couple also saw Prince Charles in a whistle-stop visit to Windsor Castle — their first joint UK trip since they quit royal duty in March 2020.
Harry and Charles’ relationship has been fraught with tension since the Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey where he said he was “disappointed” in his dad, who he claimed had cut him off financially and refused to take his calls.
Harry also said Charles and brother Wills were “trapped” in their Royal roles and his relationship with his brother was one of “space”.
But according to royal biographer Phil Dampier, yesterday’s covert visit was the Duke of Sussex’s way of “slowly starting to rebuild some bridges” with his father.
He told The Sun: “I think Harry has realised that it looked very bad that he didn’t come to Prince Philip’s memorial service and perhaps he’s having second thoughts about how he’s been playing things.
“He’s obviously decided he wanted to see his grandmother and i’m sure she was pleased to see him
“Most of all I’m sure Charles was happy as I’m sure he would like to repair their relationship.
“This seems to have been the first tentative step in repairing their relationship.
“It would have been nice if Prince William was able to see him as well
“I think it means Harry is finally rebuilding some bridges.”
Harry and Meghan, who stopped off on their way to the Invictus Games in Holland, smiled and waved back at the stunned visitors, who were at Windsor for the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony.
One said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw who it was. We waved and they waved back.
“They looked happy and relaxed and waved to everyone on the bus. Charles and the Queen were at Windsor Castle at the same time so they must have met them both.
“It was quite the sight. We knew we might see Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the ceremony but never believed we would bump into Harry and Meghan.”
The couple, who quit royal duty for a life in the States, have sparked anger with a series of broadsides from across the Atlantic.
Harry is also suing the Government for taking away his armed bodyguards, claiming he “does not feel safe in the UK”.
Yesterday’s hush-hush stopover was the first time Harry and Meghan have been back in the UK together since March 2020.