MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry's rift with the Royal Family is "too big" for Princess Eugenie to heal – despite hopes she could bring the peace, a royal expert has said.
It was speculated this week that Eugenie, 31, could help build bridges between the Duke of Sussex and his family.
She remains an ally to Harry — after he upset other family members with Megxit and public outbursts.
And she is also known to be particularly close to her grandmother, the Queen.
But Royal author Phil Dampier believes ongoing tensions between Harry and his family are so big, Eugenie's influence is unlikely to have any impact.
"I personally don’t think there’s much Eugenie can do at the moment to heal the rift," Mr Dampier told The Sun Online.
"I think the rift is too deep for her to play a major role in healing it."
Meghan and Harry sent the royals into crisis mode with their bombshell Oprah interview in March, while Harry has continued to keep them on edge with revelations ever since.
And Mr Dampier believes any chance of bringing the family back together again soon remains slim.
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"I don’t think there is much chance of a reconciliation between anyone at the moment and I wouldn’t have thought Eugenie is in a position to [help] – even though she is matey with [Meghan and Harry]," he said.
Eugenie is understood to be closer to Harry than her sister Beatrice is and may even have been the one to introduce him to Meghan.
But any moves to help the family reach a positive future are likely to be supported by Beatrice, who is marking her 33rd birthday today.
"I’m sure that Beatrice will support any moves by Eugenie to try and build bridges and get a dialogue going between William and Harry," Mr Dampier said.
"I think they’ll be a bit concerned about some of the stuff that has been said but obviously a bit more sympathetic than some of the older royals."
It comes after The Sun revealed how Harry is set to ask Eugenie for help with his explosive memoir due to be published next year with celebrated ghostwriter JR Moehringer.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Moehringer, 56, is expected to bypass formal channels and contact the duke’s inner circle, like Eugenie, via Harry.
Mr Dampier said he is sure Harry "will want to pick her brains for the book" and likely Beatrice's too.
"And hopefully she will try and use that as an opportunity to try and bring people together," he said.
Eugenie knew Meghan after working and living in New York and introduced her to Harry.
Her husband Jack Brooksbank, 35, is also close to the Duchess.
The couple, who have six-month-old son August, have also been gifted the Sussexes’ former home, Frogmore Cottage, with Harry choosing to stay with them there on both his returns to the UK this year.
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