Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are making "very little progress" in healing the "royal rift" between themselves and Prince Charles and Prince William, a royal biographer has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced on January 8 last year that they would step back from senior positions within the Firm following talks at Sandringham with Prince Charles, Prince William, and the Queen.

They have since relocated with their son, Archie, to California, where they have since been joined by newborn daughter Lilibet.

Meghan and Harry sat down for a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, where allegations of a royal family member making racist remarks on Archie's skin colour before he was born were claimed.

Harry has since made explosive claims himself when he joined Oprah again for their Apple TV The Me You Can't See docu-series, where he said his father Prince Charles caused "genetic pain and suffering".

The many claims have led to reports of a "rift" between Harry and other members of his family.

And now, Omid Scobie, co-author of unauthorised biography Finding Freedom a new edition of which was recently published including a newly-written epilogue, says the royals have been unable to heal the "rift".

"When we speak to sources close to the couple and also sources close to the royal family, there is this feeling that very little progress is being made," Scobie told Good Morning America.

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"However, some feelings have subsided because time has done its things, so the door is very much open for those conversations to happen at some point."

He added: "I think one thing was clear from both sides is that everyone feels that some accountability and ownership in each other's roles in all of this has to be taken for people to move forward.

"Whether that happens, we shall see."

Prince Harry and Prince William last saw each other as they unveiled a statue of their late mother Princess Diana together in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on July 1.

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Mr Scobie recently also claimed Meghan Markle once told a friend that her experience with Buckingham Palace was like "death by a thousand cuts".

In an opinion piece for Harper's Bazaar US titled "Stifling, Toxic and Racist — Duchess Meghan Never Had a Chance at The Palace", he reveals how Meghan felt her and her husband's public image were not considered important by Palace staff.

Scobie claims her wellbeing deteriorated as the institution did not intervene or defend her amid negative coverage.

He said multiple people close to the royal couple said they felt unsupported and unprotected by the Palace.

"Meghan later likened the experience to a friend as 'death by a thousand cuts'," he wrote.

"Her reference to an ancient Chinese execution method was no coincidence."

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