King Charles won’t give ‘olive branch’ to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry to join working royals, expert claims

As King Charles looks to the future of the British monarchy, odds are he won't offer Meghan Markle and Prince Harry another chance to join the working royals.
"The message from the king in his first speech was clear - he loves Meghan and Harry - but he was also clear that they have chosen a different life," Nick Bullen, co-founder of True Royalty TV, told Fox News Digital. “They have decided to expand their life abroad, in the States. He acknowledged that. His olive branch was simply, 'I love you, you are a very big member of the royal family,' as the Queen said a few years ago. But also made it clear: 'You have made your decision about what you want to do and I support you in that, but that is your decision.'”
"I don't think he will encourage them to rejoin the working royals," Bullen continued. "As you know, Harry and Meghan have made it very clear that this is not a role they want. So I think the olive branch is the olive branch of the family. It's not an olive branch to rejoin the working royals."
King Charles III attends the dedication ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Bullen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has been producing programs about the British Royal Family for the past 20 years and has worked closely with King Charles for around a decade.
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Bullen claims Charles, 73, has been heartbroken at how things have turned out with the Sussexes over the years.
King Charles, then Prince of Wales, walked Meghan Markle down the aisle on her wedding day when her father Thomas Markle was unable to attend due to health reasons.
"The King gave Meghan an incredible welcome when she arrived at the scene," Bullen explained. "The king adores his sons and he especially wanted Harry to be happy. And he could see how happy Meghan made Harry. That made the king happy. And by the way, it also made Camilla very happy for Meghan too. The whole family tried very hard to welcome her into their circle. The king led Meghan down the aisle as she married Harry. And that was something he offered when Thomas Markle couldn't attend the wedding. So I think they're all very sad that it just didn't work out. They are very sad that the Sussexes live on the other side of the world. And I think Charles is sad that he doesn't get to see his grandchildren as much as he would."
"Moments like what we saw when they all got together for the Queen's funeral must have added to that sadness," Bullen continued. "It's in those moments that you realize where the cracks are and how things are broken. I think the king wants the family to get back together more than anyone. It's sad that the family doesn't function the way he would like."
King Charles, seen here ahead of his mother's state funeral, has traveled to Balmoral where he was able to mourn in private. Karwai Tang/WireImage
Royal expert Shannon Felton Spence told Fox News Digital that following the Queen's death, she wondered if the Sussexes would find a way to heal any cracks.
"I hope her death has caused a thaw between you and the king," she said. "But once they get back to their life in California, the distance can take over again. Not to mention that Harry's [upcoming] memoir is said to be very unflattering to Camilla, and she is now the Queen's consort, the King's 'favourite wife' and his closest and most trusted adviser."
"I think the king was remarkable," Bullen said. “His address to the nation was impeccable. She was absolutely perfect. And you know, the way he and the rest of the royal family have been going all this time has been nothing short of a master class in illustrating the Queen's work in terms of duty and service. He is now in Balmoral [where the Queen died] to have some quiet time to think and gather his thoughts. He has supported the nation, guided the nation and welcomed world leaders from around the world. But he needs his private time to mourn now. He needs this time to think about this loss. So far he has had to share his grief with the rest of the world.”
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Camilla, Queen Consort during Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
"The Queen's consort has served the Crown for 17 years, she is a good and loving wife to the King," shared Felton Spence. “The marital drama [with Princess Diana] is 30 years in the past in the eyes of the public. They have since turned against Camilla. But of course not for Harry, because it was so horrible for his late mother, understandable. A son's enduring love. The question is whether his father would tolerate another public hit from him."
After the Queen's state funeral, Charles flew to Balmoral, Scotland, to mourn his mother privately. Queen Elizabeth died on September 8th at the age of 96.
Bullen said that over the years he had seen Charles make a great king. But there is one memory that particularly impresses him.
"I've been fortunate to work with the king on many occasions and spend a lot of time with him," he said. "But there was a moment when we were making a documentary about the 40th anniversary of the Prince's Trust. This was his life's work as Prince of Wales, and he made a huge difference to disadvantaged young people here in the UK and around the world." As he got older, he wanted to know how he could connect with a younger audience. And he wanted this documentary to do just that. He spoke to me about presenters that we could bring in that would appeal to a younger generation. And he knew so well who to pursue and why."
True Royalty TV co-founder Nick Bullen told Fox News Digital that King Charles wants both families to settle their differences. Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images
"As I listened to him, I was like, 'Wow, this guy is so turned on,'" Bullen shared. ",He knows exactly what he is doing. He knows how to reach an audience, how to connect with a younger generation. And remember, he was probably in his mid-60s at the time. He was very much like him on a lot of the occasions we've worked together, but that's exactly the moment I noticed for the first time how he understands how to reach people and what he needs to do to make it happen to achieve this. And I think you saw it very clearly in his first speech as king. He is committed to his family, to his duty and to his service. And he wants to make an impact on the world stage.”
KING CHARLES' REPRESENTATIVE is responding to claims that Prince Harry learned of the Queen's death five minutes before the public
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's retirement from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as the intrusion and racist attitudes of the British media towards the former 'Suits' star. The family now lives in the coastal town of Montecito, California with their two children.
Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
American actress
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Duke of Sussex

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