Queen Elizabeth II is currently experiencing what every host feels when their dramatic family comes home for Thanksgiving: “Please, God, everyone just smile, be quiet, and eat your food.”
According to a source with Us Weekly, the queen is mentally preparing for Prince Harry‘s first trip back to the U.K. since he and Meghan Markle left for Canada in January. “The Queen’s hoping everyone will put on a united front when Harry returns to London in March — even though there’s still tension behind closed doors,” the source says. “It’ll be interesting to watch their body language and see how they are together.”
Queen Elizabeth reportedly invited Harry and Meghan home earlier this February and has “urged the royal family not to obstruct Harry and Meghan’s aspirations for a new life.”
Harry, Meghan, and 9-month-old son Archie have reportedly been enjoying a “quiet life” in Vancouver, Canada since stepping down from their royal duties…at least until they find the right home in L.A. for the summer. “Harry’s much happier in Canada and feels a lot more relaxed,” the source tells Us Weekly. “So far he doesn’t regret the move.”
While it’s already been reported that Prince Harry and Prince William did not part on great terms but have been talking more,” the source claims the brothers have only spoken a “couple times” about “business matters.”
“Harry’s more sensitive and emotional than William—he takes everything so personally. He can be rather impulsive at times,” the source said. “[William] doesn’t let things get to him like Harry does. That’s not to say William has a heart of steel—he’s actually an incredibly loving and kind man, he just has a different way of dealing with emotions and is more level-headed than his brother.”
Recently, Meghan and Harry took a trip to Miami, where the younger prince gave a speech about mental health.
“Harry spoke about mental health and how he has been in therapy for the past three years to try to overcome the trauma of losing his mother,” a source told Page Six. “He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and that he has been talking to a mental health professional.”
It seems both royals are leaning on their spouses at the moment. Despite more responsibilities and a tighter schedule, Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly closer than ever. As for Harry, the source with Us Weekly claims Meghan “knows everything about her husband and is constantly advising him.”
Let’s just hope the two princes can work out their differences at Kensington Palace…if only for their grandma’s sake.