Prince Harry has promised an 'unflinching' account of the royal family in his book


  • Jonathan Sacerdoti claimed Prince Harry acknowledged "there's no way back" when it comes to his relationship with his family
  • The royal commentator felt the Sussexes did "everything they could to alienate themselves" from their family
  • Prince Harry said he wanted his father and brother back in a new interview

A reconciliation between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the royal family may not happen anytime soon, a royal expert has claimed.

British journalist and royal commentator Jonathan Sacerdoti weighed in on Prince Harry's comments in a new teaser for his upcoming interview with Britain's ITV channel that he wants to reconcile with his father King Charles and older brother Prince William.

According to Sacerdoti, the Duke of Sussex's previous actions suggested that this was not the case.

"It seems to me like he's acknowledging [that] there's no way back from this [in the clip]," Sacerdoti told Us Weekly Tuesday of Prince Harry's comments ahead of the release of the royal's tell-all book, "Spare."

"He said he wants his brother back, he wants his father back. ... I think that seems a bit rich, to be honest, because Meghan and Harry have done everything they could to alienate themselves from their family. I think they've really fought quite hard to attack the family," the royal expert claimed.

Since stepping back from their roles as working royals, Prince Harry and Markle have aired their grievances with certain aspects of royal life on numerous occasions, including a March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey and their Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan."

But the Duke of Sussex, who is set to give interviews with "60 Minutes" and ITV Sunday, claimed that he hopes to repair his relationship with his father and his brother, though they apparently did not share his sentiments.

"I want a family, not an institution. ... They've shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile," he claimed in a teaser for the ITV interview, Us Weekly reported. "I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back."

"It never needed to be this way. The leaking and the planting ... They feel as though it's better to keep us, somehow, as the villains," he claimed, though it was not clear who he was referring to.

Some palace insiders share Sacerdoti's opinion that a resolution between the Sussexes and the royals is still far off.

An anonymous royal source previously told Entertainment Tonight that "there is no trust left" between the royal family and the California-based couple following the release of the six-part Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan." The tipster added that "everyone remains wary" ahead of the release of Prince Harry's memoir.

Royal expert and Vanity Fair royal correspondent Katie Nicholl also claimed to ET that Prince William took Prince Harry and Markle's docuseries "very personally" and felt "very badly betrayed" by his younger brother.

In one episode of "Harry & Meghan," Prince Harry claimed that his older brother "screamed" at him during a family meeting over his decision to step back from royal duties in 2020.

"It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me, and my father say things that weren't true, and my grandmother quietly sits there and take it all in," Prince Harry said without elaborating on what was said to him.

Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" will hit shelves on Jan. 10.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City