Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children are expecting a new friend – the incoming baby of Harry’s long-time friend Guy Pelly and his American wife Elizabeth Wilson
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s two children are expecting a new playmate, it has been reported.
Archie, two, and three-month-old sister Lilibet currently spend playtime with two daughters of Prince Harry’s childhood friend Guy Pelly and his American wife Elizabeth Wilson.
Ms Wilson, the heiress to the Holiday Inn empire, has revealed the Pelly family are expecting child “number three” and “couldn’t be more excited”.
Mr Pelly, 34, grew up with both Harry and William and is the son of Lady Carolyn Herbert, a close and trusted friend of the princes’ mum, Princess Diana.
He is also the godfather of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s youngest child, Prince Louis.
He is also still close with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The royal socialite ran several flash nightclubs in the capital, including Mahiki in Kensington.
He also organised William’s bachelor party before his 2011 marriage to Kate Middleton.
Though Mr Pelly keeps in touch with both royal brothers, Prince Harry and Prince William the Sussexes’ quitting of royal duties and their bombshell Oprah interview.
And, the siblings have no incentive to build any bridges before the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year, a royal expert claimed last week.
Royal commenter Nick Bullen says the brothers are “unlikely” to come to “any resolution” in the coming months – but the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee could be a perfect time to heal their rift in June 2022.
“I think it’s very unlikely that we’ll see any resolution between the brothers very soon”, said Bullen, the founder and editor-in-chief of True Royalty TV.
“Everything I’m told is that it is still pretty difficult for them. Obviously, they’ve spoken and spent time with their mother’s family.
“That was all good and a step forward in the right direction.”
He also added during his interview with Fox News: “But there’s no real reason for them to be back together publicly until Jubilee next year.”
The Queen will be the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne during a four-day long bank holiday between the 2nd and 5th of June next year.
Plans include a Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday, a Buckingham Palace concert on Saturday, and a Jubilee pageant in London on Sunday.
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Street parties are expected to take place across the UK, with the royals making official visits across the country and the Commonwealth during the year.
Royal author Omid Scobie claims the resentment between the princes has “started to dissipate” but little progress has been made in mend their relationship.
There has been much made of the rift between the two brothers with their frosty relationship reportedly sparked by William’s concerns over Harry’s fast-developing relationship with Meghan ahead of their royal wedding in 2018.
The tense row quickly boiled over – with Harry claiming his brother was “trapped” within the royal system during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the same interview, Harry also said that his dad Prince Charles had cut him off financially.
Since Harry and wife Meghan left the UK at the beginning of 2020, Harry has only returned twice – for the funeral of Prince Philip in April and for the unveiling of a statue of his mother Princess Diana in July.
And speaking on Good Morning America, Omid Scobie, one of the authors behind Harry and Meghan’s unauthorised biography Finding Freedom, said there is hope the brothers can move forward and begin to put the feud behind them.
Omid spoke out as he and fellow writer Carolyn Durand prepare to release the paperback version of Finding Freedom that includes a new epilogue