KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's second child could bring the royal family together when she arrives, a royal expert says
  • Nick Bullen said the family will surely want to celebrate with Prince Harry and Markle when they welcome their baby girl
  • Markle and Prince Harry are set to welcome their second child this summer

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter could become a "great unifier" for the royal family when she arrives this summer, according to a royal expert.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly remain at odds with the royal family, especially after their explosive March interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they made allegations of racism against the Firm, among other claims. However, their second child could bring a thaw in the alleged frosty relationships between them, according to royal expert Nick Bullen.

"The birth of a baby is always a great unifier for a family and I’m sure all sides of the Sussex family will want to celebrate with Harry and Meghan," the editor-in-chief and co-founder of "True Royalty TV" told Us Weekly Monday.

"I think you can be absolutely certain that Harry and Meghan will be jumping on a Zoom call to introduce Her Majesty to her 11th great-grandchild," Bullen continued.

Markle and Prince Harry, who are parents to son Archie, 2, announced on Valentine's Day that they’re expecting their second child. They revealed during their tell-all with Winfrey that they are welcoming a baby girl this time around and that she is due this summer.

"Just to have a boy and a girl, what more can we ask for?" the duke said at the time.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry reunited with the royal family for the first time in more than a year in April when he flew to the U.K. for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, who died on April 9. Following the funeral held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Prince Harry was spotted having a seemingly friendly chat with Prince William and Kate Middleton on their way out of the church.

But while body language experts suggested they showed signs of reconciliation, Bullen told Us Weekly that Prince Charles and Princess Diana's sons were still not on speaking terms.

"All of my sources tell me that they are not talking at the moment," Bullen told the outlet. "It’s pretty clear that the Duchess of Cambridge was doing her best to build the bridges. Softly, softly seems to be the order of the day."

Prior to their reunion in the U.K., an unnamed insider told Us Weekly that Prince William is no longer comfortable speaking to his younger brother on the phone after the latter allegedly shared details of their conversation with Gayle King.

Following the Sussexes' sit-down with Winfrey, King, who is a friend of Markle, revealed that Prince Harry spoke with his brother and father Prince Charles after the interview and that the conversations were "not productive." 

"William was left reeling. He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call and that he twisted the truth," the source said, adding that the Duke of Cambridge "now feels uncomfortable" talking to his brother on the phone.

"He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again," the source added.

Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle speaks of her suicidal thoughts during her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle speaks of her suicidal thoughts during her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey Photo: CBS / Sébastien VUAGNAT