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Charles Spencer's special Thanksgiving message to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed

The brother of Princess Diana shares a special bond with his nephew

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Faye James
Faye JamesSenior Editor
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Amidst the festive spirit of Thanksgiving, Charles Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana, subtly hinted at a possible meeting with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

In a message shared on social media platform X, he extended his holiday greetings, referencing recent visits to both coasts of the United States: "Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans - from Manhattan to Malibu (both of which I’ve visited in the past few weeks)."

The inference of his travels stirred speculation about a potential family get-together, particularly given the Duke of Sussex's well-documented strained ties with the British royal family. 

Despite the rift, Harry has maintained a warm relationship with his maternal kin, the Spencers, who include his two aunts, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, and his uncle, Charles Spencer.

Prince Harry and Charles Spencer at the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue© Rex
Prince Harry and Charles Spencer at the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue

Harry's memoir, "Spare," offers a poignant look into the private life of the royal family and includes a touching recount of a visit to his mother's gravesite. 

The Duke detailed an intimate moment, describing how he and Meghan rowed across a pond on the Althorp estate to the island where Diana is interred. 

Prince Harry and Meghan at 'The Lion King' film premiere in 2019© David Fisher/Shutterstock
Prince Harry and Meghan share a special bond with their uncle

"Uncle Charles came down to the water's edge, gave us a little shove. We waved to him, and to my two aunts. Bye. See you in a bit," he recalled, painting a picture of familial warmth amidst the serene backdrop of Diana's childhood home.

The strong bond Harry shares with the Spencer family was also visible during the unveiling of a statue in Diana's honor at Kensington Palace in July 2021, commemorating her 60th birthday. 

Joined by Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan wore the earrings with an emerald green Jason Wu dress - the perfect combo © Karwai Tang
Harry and Meghan may have had a visit from their uncle during Thanksgving

The event was a rare moment of unity, with Harry engaging affectionately with his aunts Lady Sarah and Lady Jane, as well as sharing moments of levity with Charles.

In times of hardship, such as following Meghan's miscarriage in 2020, Charles has not hesitated to extend his support. 

meghan markle drape dress at variety power of women event © Getty
Charles has always been supportive to Meghan

Speaking on the television show Lorraine, he expressed his deep sympathy for the couple's loss: "I can't imagine the agony for any couple of losing a child in this way. It's so very, very sad. And of course, I totally agree with you, all thoughts with them today."

Check out our Right Royal Podcast. In this week's episode, we catch up with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their new life

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