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Prince Harry 'Heartbroken And Confused' Over Being Shunned By Royals Amid Kate's Cancer Battle

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By Favour Adegoke on June 28, 2024 at 5:45 PM EDT
Updated on June 29, 2024 at 7:25 AM EDT

Prince Harry reportedly feels "confused" over his and Meghan Markle's exclusion from the royal family after not being invited to the Trooping the Colour ceremony for the second year.

The Duke of Sussex is especially emotional about Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis and wants to support her in person.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly reached out to the Princess of Wales, hoping for reconciliation, with sources claiming that the Duchess believes making peace would benefit her reputation and new brand.

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Prince Harry Reportedly Feels 'Heartbroken' Over Royal Estrangement

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A source recently claimed Harry feels "confused" about why he and his wife, Meghan, have been distanced from the royal family and are "heartbroken" over not being invited to Trooping the Colour.

"He's heartbroken and confused by the way they've cut him off and seemingly haven't given it another thought," the insider told Closermagazine.

The source mentioned Harry was particularly emotional when seeing footage of Kate Middleton at the ceremony as he has been deeply concerned about her following her cancer diagnosis.

"Harry was very upset and emotional when he saw the footage of Kate [Middleton] at Trooping the Colour," the insider shared, per the New York Post. "Whilst he has managed to connect with her on a few occasions, it's not nearly as often as he'd like."

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They added, "He would have dearly loved to have been there if only to congratulate and support Kate in person on what must have been an incredibly difficult day for her."

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Prince Harry Finds It 'Difficult' Not Being Able To 'Bond' With Kate Middleton In Person

(L-R) Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton

The insider noted that Harry not being invited to Trooping the Colour for the second consecutive year "hammers home how he's a proper outsider at this point."

The Duke is said to be "incredibly proud of" his sister-in-law, Kate, and is "encouraged that she obviously has very good doctors and appeared to be healthy and in good spirits."

However, Harry's inability to "bond" with the Princess of Wales in person "is a kick in the guts and something he finds incredibly difficult to live with," the source claimed.

Another insider previously reported to OK! Magazine that Harry and Meghan are "desperate" to reconnect with Kate.

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"Meghan's desperate to come across as the bigger person and end this feud between them — appearing like some sort of royal savior could only do her image good," they said. "When Kate gets back into action, their hope is that it might take some of the heat off them and possibly trigger a truce with her and William, and with the king, too."

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The Sussexes Reportedly Reached Out To Kate Middleton Before Her Trooping The Colour Appearance

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Harry and Meghan reportedly contacted Kate before her grand appearance at the Trooping the Colour ceremony and tried to extend an olive branch.

"Both Harry and Meghan have been following Kate's recovery with huge interest, but sadly it's had to be more from afar because their lines of communication with the palace and the Waleses, in particular, are very limited, to say the least," a source told the publication.

"They have had enough information to know that people are excited about the idea of a comeback for Kate and they're both relieved and happy to hear that she's on the mend and may soon be well enough to return to her duties," the insider noted.

They added: "They've jointly reached out to send well wishes, but they're still not really in a place with Kate to warrant much of a response," the insider said, adding that this "hasn't stopped them from trying to connect."

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The Alleged Reason Why Meghan Markle Hopes for Reconciliation With The Waleses

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the RAF100 flypast at Buckingham Palace, London, UK, on the 10th July 2018. 10 Jul 2018

Since her exit from the royal family, Kate and Meghan have not been on good terms; however, a source claims that the Duchess is optimistic about reconciliation and "hopes her feelings are being communicated to Kate through their mutual friends."

"There's no doubt making peace with William and Kate would be a huge relief for Meghan on many levels, not least because it would also improve her reputation and, in turn, the new brand she's cultivating," the source noted

While it's uncertain if the Waleses are open to reconciliation, former royal butler Grant Harrold told the New York Post that it might be "too late" for the two sides to mend their relationship.

"Maybe there's too much water under the bridge now, a lot of time has passed, trust has been broken, can that be repaired? Time will tell," Harrold said. "Actions speak louder than words."

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The Sussexes Are 'Running Out Of Time' To Rejoin The Royal Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Amid Harry and Meghan's alleged bid to make amends, a royal expert has claimed that the couple is "running out of time" to rejoin the royal family.

During an appearance on the Daily Mail's podcast, Palace Confidential, royal expert Richard Eden claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might have lost their chance to fix their broken relationship.

Eden discussed Harry and Meghan's chances of returning to the monarchy, declaring that they're now "irrelevant" to the remaining royal family members, particularly Harry, for whom he suggested, "time is running out to come back while his father is still King."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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The royal expert went further to claim that Harry was "central" to royal plans before he and Meghan quit their roles as working members of the royal family and relocated abroad.

"We saw that at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 where it was just Harry and his brother, Camilla, and Charles and, of course, the queen," Eden explained, adding, "Charles thought that when Harry had a family, they would be carrying out engagements and sharing those duties with William so, I think time is running out."

"If Harry wants to come back at any stage, he needs to do it while his father is still King," the royal expert noted.

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