The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex are in “regular contact”, sources have revealed, amid signs that newborn Lilibet Diana might already have helped to heal the family rift.
Prince Charles, 72, on Tuesday described his delight at becoming a grandfather for the fifth time, which he said was “such happy news.”
It is understood that he has been speaking to his younger son frequently and that their relationship has turned a corner following the raft of shocking claims Prince Harry, 36, has made in recent months.
The Royal family is keen to bring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back into the fold.
Despite being grievously hurt by their explosive allegations of racism and neglect, they recognise that the Duke, in particular, is hurting and that further ostracisation would only cause further damage.
The Queen is said to have invited the Duke to join her for lunch at Windsor Castle later this month, when he returns to the UK to join the Duke of Cambridge as they unveil a statue of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, on July 1.
As the Prince concluded three engagements in Oxford, he made his first public reference to the birth of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
Addressing assembled workers and apprentices at a Mini production plant at Cowley, he said: “The development of technology like electric vehicles, or green hydrogen for that matter for heavy transport, is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations, something I’m only too aware of today having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time.