• Meghan is stressed out
  • She wants to heal the infamous royal rift with Harry's family
  • These days she feels "hurt"

Despite Prince Harry's readiness to move forward, Markle's desire for a sit-down with the Windsor family highlights the ongoing tension.

With the royal family seemingly uninterested in mending fences, and the Sussexes' tell-all projects further straining relations, the path to reconciliation appears bleak. Amidst this, Prince Harry's recent recognition with the Pat Tillman Award for Service sparks debate, underscoring the couple's divisive yet impactful presence on the public stage.

A Heartfelt Yearning for Peace

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, finds herself in a prolonged state of distress over the unresolved feud with the royal family. Despite her and Prince Harry's bold move to step back from royal duties, the couple's quest for a peaceful resolution seems more elusive than ever.

Markle's "genuine hurt" and longing for a family sit-down starkly contrast with the royal family's current stance of distance and detachment.

Insiders and royal experts, including former royal butcher Grant Harrold, paint a grim picture of the prospects for peace. With trust eroded and the Sussexes' explosive revelations in interviews and documentaries, the royal rift has deepened, complicating any potential for a harmonious reunion.

According to Harrold, who worked for King Charles, "too much damage" has been done for things to go back to how they were. "Harry] caused damage and broke down trust," Harrold exclusively told 'The Post' this week. "It’s difficult when you’re a future monarch."

"I doubt they’ll ever get back the relationship they had originally. That was a very different relationship built on trust. It’s going to take time. William is a tough character. He’s a good guy."

Too far gone?

According to Harrold, the only way the Sussexes can get let back into the royal fold is if Harry releases a public apology for all the hurt that was caused by his protocol-shattering memoir.

The couple's journey has been anything but quiet since relocating to Montecito, California. From their headline-grabbing interview with Oprah Winfrey to their revealing Netflix documentary, the Sussexes have firmly established their narrative, albeit at the expense of their royal relationships.

Yet, their efforts have not gone unrecognized, as evidenced by Prince Harry's recent accolade - the Pat Tillman Award for Service, a decision that has sparked its own set of controversies.

The decision to honor Prince Harry with an award celebrating service and heroism has been met with mixed reactions. Critics, including Pat Tillman's mother and ESPN analyst Pat McAfee, question the appropriateness of the choice, highlighting the ongoing polarization surrounding the Sussexes' actions and public personas.

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As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to navigate their post-royal lives, the complexity of their relationship with the royal family remains a topic of public fascination and debate.

With reconciliation seeming distant and their independent endeavors drawing scrutiny, the Sussexes' story is a testament to the challenges and changes that come with forging a new path.