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King displays special memento of Prince Harry and Meghan for home guests to see

NewsKing displays special memento of Prince Harry and Meghan for home guests to see

The King keeps pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex around his main residence, broadcaster Gyles Brandreth revealed.

Brandreth, a friend of the late Prince Philip, has remained close to the Royal Family thanks to his role as trustee of one of Queen Camilla’s pet projects.

He said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex feature heavily in His Majesty’s London residence at Clarence House.

The presenter said: “I’m lucky enough to go to Clarence House for events to do with charities and things.

“I’m a trustee of something called The Queen’s Reading Room, which is a real passion project of the new Queen.”

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Speaking to Page Six, Brandreth said that “when you go through” the couple’s home “there are pictures of Harry and Meghan” on “the piano and on the mantlepiece.”

Despite the frosty relationship with his youngest son, the King has made several attempts to reconcile with Harry and his wife since the pair stepped down from their royal roles in 2020.

His first bid to signal his openness to welcome the pair back into the royal fold came in his very first speech as the new sovereign in September.

In his address to the nation, Charles said: “I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”

And earlier this year he extended an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for his Coronation next month.

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Buckingham Palace confirmed last week only Harry will be returning to the UK for the occasion while Meghan remains in California with their two children.

And in a sign of thawing relations, the King and his youngest son were reported to have held “peace talks” before Harry agreed to attend the Coronation.

Insiders said both sides had shown there is now a “willingness and wanting to mend” their relationship after years of frostiness.

Earlier this month, the King spoke of his “immense pride” at both Harry and his eldest brother, Prince William.

The Duke of Sussex had previously insisted he wanted his father and brother “back” despite heavily criticising them since he stepped down from his role.

But while Harry could still see his relationship with His Majesty salvaged, his bond with William remains under question.

A friend of the Prince of Wales suggested the Duke’s return could still be interpreted as a slight depending on how long he stays.

They told The Daily Beast: “If he comes for less than 24 hours, it’s a massive diss really. You know, ‘Tell us how you really feel, Harry.'”

However, with the Coronation falling on the same day as the fourth birthday of Harry’s son Archie, commentators have suggested the Duke may head back home to California immediately after the ceremony.

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