While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be highly anticipated for Elizabeth II’s jubilee in 2022, Princess Eugenie is working harder than ever to get her cousin to participate in the festivities. And here is what role she will play.
And if it was not Kate Middleton the peacemaker of the family but … Princess Eugenie? Since their departure from the royal family and their move to Los Angeles, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have maintained tense ties with the Windsors, who have already reserved less than warm welcomes to the youngest son of Prince Charles during his rare returns to Britain, as for the funeral of Prince Philip or the ceremony to unveil the statue of Lady Diana last July. But even though they have renounced their senior membership and official engagements as representatives of the crown, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are eagerly awaited in 2022 for the jubilee of Elizabeth II, who will celebrate her platinum jubilee, her 70th year of reign.
An important year for the queen, which will also be marked by the publication of the much-dreaded memoirs of Prince Harry, whose presence does not seem to be welcome at the party, as much as that of Meghan Markle. However, if their arrival has not yet been confirmed, one person could play a “key role” in their rapprochement with the Windsors: the Princess Eugenie. “Favorite cousin” of the Duke of Sussex, she has a special relationship with her cousin since their childhood, and could play the “peacemaker” to ensure that the Sussex couple make an appearance on the Buckingham balcony with their children Archie and Lilibet.
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“At the moment, it’s hard to see how anyone could bring Prince Harry and Meghan back into the fold,” explained author Nigel Cawthorne to the Daily Telegraph, so deeply hurt was the Sussex couple by the criticism and other gossip about them when they were part of the royal family. But if Princess Eugenie comes into play, she could be the “neutral intermediary” that the Sussexes need in order to “transmit with absolute discretion messages that are not heard by the courtiers in general”, says the specialist. Very close to his cousin, it must be said that Prince Harry has absolute confidence in Princess Eugenie, with whom he stayed during his returns to the United Kingdom, and who recently showed his friendship to his “dear Meghan” on the occasion of his 40th birthday by supporting his latest initiative.