Expert says that Princess Eugenie will not be able to heal the royal split between Harry and Meghan – ‘Too deep!’ ’.
According to a respected analyst, Princess Eugenie is unlikely to be able to mend the schism between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the Royal Family.
Eugenie, who is close to Harry and Meghan as well as the Queen, was thought to be able to assist the family reconcile.
However, renowned royal author Phil Dampier has warned that the rift is likely “too big” to be bridged.
“I personally don’t think there’s much Eugenie can do at the moment to heal the rift,” he told The Sun Online.
“I believe the schism is too deep for her to play a significant role in its repair.
“I don’t think there’s much chance of reconciliation between anyone at the moment, and I wouldn’t have thought Eugenie is in a position to [help]– even though she’s friendly with [the Sussexes],” she said. Eugenie was given Frogmore Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s former home near Windsor Castle, after the Sussexes stepped down as senior royals in March 2020.
She and her husband Jack Brooksbank, as well as their son August Brooksbank, who was born in February, live on the property.
When Harry went to the UK in April and July for Prince Philip’s funeral and Princess Diana’s statue unveiling, he stayed at Frogmore Cottage.
Mr Dampier believes Eugenie will have the support of her sister Princess Beatrice if she attempts to reconcile the Sussexes with the rest of the Royal Family.
“I’m sure Beatrice will back any efforts by Eugenie to develop bridges and start a discussion between William and Harry,” he said.
“I think they’ll be a little concerned about some of the things that have been said, but obviously a little more sympathetic than some of the older royals,” she says. Harry and Meghan made headlines around the world in January 2020 when they announced their intention to step down as senior members of the Royal Family.
They relocated to Los Angeles, Meghan’s home state of California, soon before the city was placed on lockdown due to the coronavirus.
In March, CBS aired an explosive interview with Harry and Meghan, conducted by Oprah Winfrey.
Prior to Archie’s birth, the Duchess claimed there were “concerns and conversations” regarding his skin tone.
“Harry relayed that to me,” she explained.
“Those were talks the relatives had with him,” Harry said, confirming that a chat had taken place.