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Prince Harry’s ready to say sorry – and he wants to start with Kate Middleton

Insiders say Kate misses her fun and playful relationship with Harry.
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Nearly four years on from his controversial exit from royal life, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is realising that the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side, and is ready to apologise to, and mend fences with, his family.

But given things remain frosty with his brother, the Prince of Wales, sources tell New Idea that Harry, 39, knows the only way to make this happen is through the family’s resident peacekeeper, the Princess of Wales. And Kate is all too eager to help!

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“This situation with William and Harry is now at the point of no return. Kate knows if there’s even the smallest chance of easing tensions, she’s got to try,” says our source.

“She figures she’s the only one who can broker peace.”

After all it was Kate, 41, who attempted to heal the brothers’ rift at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.

But after a “blazing row” between William, 41, and Harry at the time, it became clear it wasn’t going to happen.

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Insiders say Kate misses her fun and playful relationship with Harry. (Credit: Getty)

Although Kate was extremely hurt by the things Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said in their TV sitdown with Oprah Winfrey and his book Spare, she has always adored Harry and still harbours hope they can fix things.

“Kate will never give up on the Harry she once knew and loved,” adds the source.

“They were so close and helped each other through so much. She refuses to believe he’s changed so much that none of it meant anything to him. She misses her old friend and wants desperately for him to make things right with William.”

Harry knows that if there is any chance of a reconciliation happening, it has to be on neutral territory. Therefore, our source says he has extended an invite to meet his sister-in-law in Los Angeles.

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Will Prince Harry and Prince William put their differences aside for Kate? (Credit: Getty)

“Of course Harry would prefer to have Kate come to Montecito so he can show off the home he’s made for his kids, but he knows Meghan is not ready for a face-to-face with Kate, even on her home turf,” says the source.

“Kate’s not ready to a play nice with Meghan either.”

While our sources add that “there’s a lot to clear up” and “there will be tears” during their meeting, Kate is also secretly “excited” at the possibility of seeing her nephew and niece, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, for the first time in many months.

“Kate’s requested somewhere with a garden in case Harry is able to bring Lili and Archie,” adds the source.

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