King Charles could reconcile with Prince Harry by changing his approach to the press. Here’s why he probably won’t.
Mark Borkowski, a PR advisor and commentator, told Insider that there’s unlikely to be reconciliation for Harry and Charles in the short term. If the pair were to make amends, Borkowski believes it could take a long time, possibly several years.
He said that from a PR perspective, the palace’s current objective is to focus on Charles’ coronation in May, which means Harry is likely to be kept “at arm’s length” until then.
“The royal family never do anything quickly or randomly,” Borkowski told Insider. “It’s always calculated, it always moves over time — that was a legacy left by the Queen.”
In the meantime, he said Charles could keep tabs on Harry “through intermediaries,” working to gradually repair their relationship in the long term.
“When someone is so wounded — and Harry is so wounded — the job of the palace is to manage their internal comms and to protect their interests and what they do,” Borkowski said. “And there is no place for Harry.”