Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resigned from their role as royal royalty and retired to Canada, where they hope to start a new, quieter life. But their plans have already proven dubious, as paparazzi culture and media intrusion into their new home prove more frightening than ever without the protection of the royal family.
The Sunday Times reported sources close to the royal family that Prince Charles and Prince William “contacted” the couple with “love and affection on standby”.
Charles and William are said to be eager to let the couple know that they are welcome to return to the UK without having to resume their official royal duties.
Senior rulers are now drawing up contingency plans to provide Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a safe haven in the United Kingdom if things become dangerous in Canada.
Courtiers fear that the pressure of media control on Vancouver Island, where the Sussex resides, will cause a heavy tribute to the already tired media couple.
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Sources have previously stated that the couple is under severe strain after issuing a legal warning about media intrusion after Harry had just arrived in Canada to join his wife and their child, Archie.
Meghan had been taken by photographers who hid in the bushes while walking with Archie and their two dogs.
A source said: “The palace is very concerned about the Sussex because they are vulnerable outside the family embrace.
“They are making contingency plans in case the Sussex suddenly turn around and say, ‘Can we get back under your wing?'”
The source added: “This is something that looks to the future. There is no timeline here. But everyone agrees that this is a fragile couple. Nobody will say, no, they can’t come back. “
Comments come when Harry’s father, Prince Charles, described himself as a “peacekeeper” in an interview with the Sunday Times.
The Prince of Wales was talking about his official job before a historic visit to Israel and Palestine.
He said: “I have spent most of my life trying to bring people together” and said that he has tried to be a “peacemaker”.
Charles was said to have played a key role in the Sandringham summit, during which the queen presided over the agreement formalizing the departure of Meghan and Harry.
The Prince of Wales did not comment directly on the situation with his youngest son and daughter-in-law and referred to the Middle East when he revealed that he was praying for peace.
He said: “I think the most important thing in the region is a just and lasting peace. Yes, please. I pray very hard all the time.”