Every family has their own issues, but doing your best to make things right while the eyes of the entire world are at you must be extremely difficult. Just as in the case of the Royal family who have been going through so much recently.
Thankfully, the birth of Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor brings hope that the burned bridges could be finally repaired when it comes to the fragile relationship between The Duke and The Duchess of Sussex and the rest of “The Firm.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana. Her name is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s childhood nickname and the late Princess Diana. https://t.co/hNXxxkxU5V pic.twitter.com/S8Ia7meVue
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 6, 2021
Rumors were that the member of the family who was mostly affected and disappointed by the Megxit and everything that followed, including the bombshell interview the Sussexes gave to Oprah, was Prince Charles. He was said to be extremely mad with Harry for dragging the family name through the mud.
However, it seems that the birth of his fifth grandchild softened him a great deal. Upon revealing the news about the newest addition to the royal family, Prince Charles was visibly happy while visiting a British production plant earlier this week. The proud grandpa was reported saying:
“The development of technology like electric vehicles, or green hydrogen for that matter for heavy transport, is vital for maintaining the health of our world for future generations, something I’m only too aware of today having recently become a grandfather for the fifth time.
“And such happy news really does remind one of the necessity of continued innovation in this area, especially around sustainable battery technology, in view of the legacy we bequeath to our grandchildren,” as per Metro.
“Such happy news really does remind one of the necessity of continued innovation in this area – especially around sustainable battery technology – in view of the legacy we bequeath to our grandchildren.”
— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 8, 2021
And as the entire world is looking forward to seeing Charles and Harry getting on good terms again, rumors about a previous rift between the future King of England and his eldest son William emerged.
Many believe that Charles was minding his words when speaking of the newborn baby because in the past he was “warned” by William not to use his grandchildren for the sake of polishing his public image.
According to The Mail on Sunday’s Emily Andrews, William wasn’t happy with his father revealing details about Prince George with the public in the past and sharing a photo of himself with his grandchildren in the background.
“William felt piqued that his father sometimes ‘used’ his son’s popularity, and that of his wife and three young children, to burnish his own image.
“William was particularly sensitive as he himself is reluctant to use his children as ‘props,’” she wrote.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) June 8, 2021
Prince Charles, on the other hand, believes that grandparents should build a relationship with their grandchildren from very early age.
“It’s a different part of your life,” he once said. “The great thing is to encourage them. Show them things to take their interest. My grandmother did that, she was wonderful.
“It is very important to create a bond when they are very young.”
However, with his youngest son now living in America it would be difficult for Prince Charles to take his own advice when it comes to his relationship with Archie and Lilibet.