Meghan Markle's ambition to carve out a financially independent life in the United States appears to be faltering, prompting speculation that she and Prince Harry may be seeking to re-establish ties with the British royal family. Despite their initial bid for independence following their departure from royal duties in 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are rumored to be making efforts to reconnect with the monarchy, according to several royal experts and insiders.

Since their move to the U.S., Meghan and Harry have embarked on various high-profile ventures, including their revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey, a Netflix docuseries titled "Harry & Meghan," and Harry's memoir "Spare." However, these efforts have not solidified their financial independence as intended. Daily Mail columnist Maureen Callahan suggests that their plans to establish a rival court in Montecito, California, have been unsuccessful, pushing the couple to seek a return to the royal fold.

"I think that the plans to establish the rival court in Montecito have been failing ever downward since their arrival here," Callahan said on GB News. "Every single solitary business or showbiz plan that Meghan has tried to get off the ground has landed with a resounding thud, and there is only one means of survival, and that is to be welcomed back into the royal fold."

These claims come amid reports that Meghan Markle has reached out to her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, in an attempt to mend fences. An insider alleged that Meghan is concerned about her husband’s strained relationship with his family and has been trying to make peace with the Princess of Wales. "She wants to make peace with Kate. She doesn't want any bad blood between them," the source told In Touch. "Meghan's friends say she regrets how things went down, and she never meant any harm to Kate. Though she must realize she could've done things differently."

Adding to the complexity, Markle has reportedly shown concern for Middleton following her recent cancer diagnosis. However, the Duchess of Cambridge has remained distant, maintaining a polite but aloof stance.

Prince Harry's attempts to reconnect with his family have reportedly been met with resistance. Royal author Christopher Andersen told Fox News that both King Charles and Prince William have been ignoring Harry’s efforts, causing him to become increasingly frustrated. "Harry has tried again and again to make amends with his father, but to no avail," Andersen said. "The King and William have really dug in, and the more Harry is rebuffed, the angrier and more frustrated he gets."

There are even rumors circulating about the Sussexes potentially returning to the U.K. British socialite and TV personality Lizzie Cundy suggested that if these rumors hold any truth, it could indicate that Meghan and Harry have lost their popularity in the United States. "If they are planning to return to the U.K., this is a sign they have lost all popularity in the States," Cundy remarked.

The couple's potential shift in strategy underscores the challenges they face in achieving the independence they sought when they left the royal family. While their high-profile projects have garnered significant attention, they have not necessarily translated into the financial stability or public support the couple might have hoped for.

As Meghan and Harry navigate this turbulent period, their efforts to mend relationships with the British royal family will likely continue to be closely watched. The outcome of these efforts could have significant implications not only for their personal lives but also for their public personas and future endeavors.