How The Queen Will Reach Out To Prince Harry To Try To Smooth Things Over

After the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, viewers invested in all the royal drama were anxiously anticipating the response from the royal family. On March 9, 2021, two days after the two-hour CBS interview hit American airways, the palace released a statement that read (via CNN): "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 

It continued, "The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members." The statement garnered mixed reactions, with some siding with "The Firm" and others side-eyeing the mention of "recollections may vary." Regardless, viewers still wondered what conversations were like behind closed doors after Meghan and Harry's shocking claims about their time as senior members of the royal family came to light.

Sources have come forward confirming the strained relationships between Meghan and Kate Middleton and the on-going brother-fight between Harry and Prince William. It seems like the only family member still on good terms with Meghan and Harry is the queen herself, who reportedly has a plan in mind on how to bring the royal family back together.

The Queen will call Prince Harry to extend an 'olive branch'

Sources told the Daily Mail that upon the release of the Oprah Winfrey tell-all interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, some members of the senior royals were "reeling" at the claims made by the royal couple. Some of the hot-topic allegations to come from Harry and Meghan include a claim that it was Kate Middleton who made Meghan cry in the days leading up to Meghan's 2018 wedding, an inside scoop on how the royal family operates (i.e. who is really in charge), and the racist comment allegedly made about Harry and Meghan's then-unborn son, Archie by a royal family member.

Despite some feeling attacked by the couple, Harry's grandmother, the queen, is expected to "extend a personal olive branch," according to the Daily Mail. "It is difficult to underestimate how shell-shocked everyone is by what has happened," a source claimed to the publication. "People are literally reeling from what has happened and some staff would dearly love to publicly rebut some of what has been said about them."

All that being said, "The queen has taken a very measured, sensible approach. She is leading by example. This is a matter for her and the family to deal with." The tabloid revealed that the queen is expected to call Harry in the coming days.