In recent days, there has been widespread speculation that the Sussexes' may finally reunite with the royals but it's now looking rather unlikely, the Mirror reports.
Speaking of Harry and Meghan's feud with the Firm, a source said: "It's so bizarre to have behaved so badly, demanded an apology and an admission of 'guilt' - to no avail, I might add - from the family.
"To now suggest they'll just waltz back in and allow bygones to be bygones if only someone would be good enough to invite them."
The source's remarks come after a friend of the duke's claims that the couple "would love to" spend the festive season in the UK as their kids Archie and Lilibet have never been with their estranged grandfather King Charles during the Christmas period.
The last time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a royal family festive get-together was back in 2018 at Sandringham, prior to them moving to the US.
Speaking of their sudden eagerness to cosy back in with the Firm, a source added to the Sunday Times: "Which begs the question, why now?
"Is it something to do with the fact that some of their commercial deals, such as Spotify, have fallen around their ears and they have been subject to ridicule in the U.S. in shows such as South Park and Family Guy?
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"Could it be that they have realised moaning about how awful being a member of the Royal Family is, isn't such a great strategy after all?"
The source also claims that any invitation to Harry and Meghan would not be welcomed by senior royals.
The Sussexes' relationship with the Royal Family has gone from bad to worse in recent years following their shock exit from the Firm in January 2020.
Since leaving the UK, the couple have made a number of bombshell claims about their time in the Royal Family with Prince Harry particularly taking aim at his brother Prince William and father King Charles.
Speaking in their explosive Netflix docuseries, the duke hit out at his older sibling as he claimed that the Prince of Wales "screamed and shouted" at him during the infamous Sandringham Summit which left him "terrified".
Prince Harry also slammed King Charles in his tell-all memoir Spare for his parenting after the death of Harry and William's beloved mother, Princess Diana.
The duke claims his father did not 'hug' him after telling him that his mum had been killed in a car accident and said he later 'felt like a politician' as he greeted members of the public in the wake of Diana’s death.
However, it seems as though relations between Harry and his estranged family are getting bitter after the duke reportedly contacted the monarch on his 75th birthday last week to wish him a Happy Birthday over the phone.
The Duke and Duchess are believed to have made a private phone call from their Montecito mansion and showed Charles a sweet video of his grandkids Archie and Lilibet singing Happy Birthday to him.
Sources close to the Sussexes claim that their conversation is a "turning point" in their frosty relationship.
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