As King Charles looks to the future. In the British monarchy, the chances of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry being offered another chance to join the royal family are looking slim.
“The king’s message in his first speech was clear – he loves Meghan and Harry – but he was also clear that they have chosen a different life.” Real Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen told Fox News Digital. “They’ve chosen to extend their lives abroad, in the States. He’s acknowledged that. His olive branch was just, ‘I love you, you’re very much a member of the royal family.’ ‘ As the Queen said years ago. But also made it clear – ‘You’ve made your decision about what you want to do, and I support you in that, but it’s your decision.’
“I don’t think he would encourage them to rejoin the royal family,” Bullen continued. “As you know, Harry and Meghan have made it very clear that this is not the role they want. So I think the olive branch is a family olive branch. It’s not an olive branch. That he should rejoin the royal family.”
Bullen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been producing programs about the British Royal Family for 20 years and has worked closely with King Charles for nearly a decade.
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Bullen claims Charles, 73, is heartbroken at how things have turned out with the Suss*xes over the years.
Bullen explained that the king was giving Meghan a grand reception when she arrived at the scene. “The King loves his sons very much and in particular, he wanted Harry to be happy. And he could see how happy Meghan made Harry. That made the King happy. And by the way, he gave Camilla Very happy too. Meghan as well. The whole family tried hard to get her into their circle. The King walked Meghan down the aisle when she married Harry. And that was something she presented when Thomas Markle was unable to attend the wedding. So I think they are. Everyone is very sad that it didn’t work out. They are very sad that the Suss*xes are living on the other side of the world. And I think Charles is sad that he doesn’t get to see his grandchildren as much as he would. Like.”
“Moments like we saw when they all came together for the Queen’s funeral would have added to that sadness,” continued Bullen. “It’s in those moments that you realize where the cracks are and how things are broken. I think the king, more than anyone, wants the family to come back together. It’s sad that the family works like this. Not doing it. He’d love to.”
Royal expert Shannon Felton-Spence told Fox News Digital that after the Queen’s d*ath, she wondered if the Suss*xes would find a way out. To repair any cracks.
“I hope his passing has allowed a thaw between him and the king,” she said. “But once they return to their lives in California, the distance can be closed again. Not to mention, Harry’s [upcoming] Memory is reportedly very uncomfortable with Camilla, and she is now the Queen’s consort, the King’s ‘beloved wife’ and his closest and most trusted adviser.
“I think King has been remarkable,” Bullen said. “Her speech to the nation was flawless. It was just right. And you know the way she and the rest of the royal family have acted throughout this period has been nothing less than a master class in setting the Queen’s example. He was now at Balmoral. [where the queen passed] To spend some quiet time, to reflect and collect your thoughts. He is supporting the nation, guiding the nation and welcoming world leaders from around the world. But now she needs her private time to mourn. He needs this time to reflect on the loss. Until now, he had to share his grief with the rest of the world.”
Felton Spence shared, “The Queen’s consort served 17 years for the Crown, she is a good and loving wife to the King.” “Marital drama [involving Princess Diana] 30 years have passed in the public eye. He has since turned to Camila. But not for Harry, of course, because of how awful it was for his late mother. This is understandable. Son’s undying love. The question is whether her father will tolerate another public hit from her.”
Bullen said that over the years, he has seen how Charles would make a great king. But there is one memory that stands before him.
“I have been very fortunate to have worked with the king on several occasions and spent a lot of time with him,” he said. “But there was a moment when we were making a documentary about the 40th anniversary of the Prince’s Trust. It has been his life’s work as Prince of Wales, and he has helped disadvantaged young people here in the UK and around the world. has made a huge difference for . As he was getting older, he wanted to know how he could connect with a younger audience. And he wanted this documentary to do that. He asked me about such presenters. I talked about who we could bring in, who would appeal to the younger generation. And he knew exactly who we should go after and why.
“As soon as I heard him, I just thought to myself, ‘Wow, this guy is so closed off,'” Bullen shared. “‘He knows exactly what he’s doing. He knows how to reach an audience, how to engage with the younger generation. And remember, he was probably in his mid-’60s at the time. We Worked together, but that was the moment I first saw his understanding of how to reach people and what he needed to do to do that. For his family, duty and service. And he wants to make a global impact.”
The Duke and Duchess of Suss*x’s separation from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as British media interference and racist attitudes toward the former “Suits” star. The family now resides in the coastal town of Montecito, California with their two children.