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Royal reconciliation: Buckingham Palace extends Olive branch to Sussexes amidst change

Royal reconciliation: Buckingham Palace extends Olive branch to Sussexes amidst change
Meghan and Harry

In a move that has captured the attention of royal watchers and the public alike, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been extended an olive branch by Buckingham Palace.

This gesture comes amidst significant changes within the royal family and the couple's evolving relationship with the institution.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have been at the center of a highly publicized departure from royal duties, found themselves subtly demoted on the Buckingham Palace website, with their profiles relocated to the bottom of the page.

Despite this, a closer examination reveals a detail that could be interpreted as a reconciliatory signal from the Palace.

Amidst ongoing discussions about their role within the royal family, the couple has been included in the official souvenir program for King Charles' upcoming coronation.

A family portrait from 2018, featuring the royal family in a relaxed state, has been chosen for the program, which some speculate is an olive branch to the Sussexes.

The decision to include the Duke and Duchess in the coronation program follows recent reports that King Charles may offer the couple a new residence within Buckingham Palace, after their eviction from Frogmore Cottage.

This potential offer is seen as a significant step towards mending fences, as the couple's relationship with the royal family has been strained following their move to California and various public statements and interviews.

Prince Harry is confirmed to attend the coronation on May 6, without Meghan Markle, who will remain in California with their children, Archie and Lilibet.

The coronation date coincides with Archie's fourth birthday, which is said to have influenced the couple's decision regarding their attendance.

T​he inclusion of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the coronation festivities and the possible offer of a new home within Buckingham Palace suggest a thawing of relations and a ​ to bridge the gap that has formed.