Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s meeting with the Queen was “incredibly warm and good-natured” and “very warm,” according to royal sources.
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Prince Harry has been scrambling to organize this week’s secret meeting with the Queen and Prince Charles, sources say.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met Her Majesty and the Heir Apparent during their stopover in the UK yesterday.
The pair then traveled on to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, where they met competitors and adoring fans.
The couple’s trip to the UK marked their first return to the UK since starting a new life in America in March 2020.
Prince Harry reportedly offered his father an “olive branch” for talks before arriving in the UK yesterday.
Sources also told The Sun that the couple met Camilla on their trip to the UK.
Harry and Meghan met Prince Charles and Camilla at 10am on Thursday, reports The Sun.
The couple saw the Queen after their successful meeting with Charles and Camilla.
The monarch reportedly only agreed to meet the couple after they saw Charles.
Senior royal sources have described the meetings as “incredibly warm and good-natured” and “very cordial”.
A source told The Sun: “Harry contacted his father and said he was coming over with Meghan and that he wanted to meet up.
“Harry instigated all of this. It was an olive branch from Harry and in an effort to clear the air.
“He reached out to Charles, who was obviously very happy, and accepted.”
The insider said Charles is keen to heal the bond between him, Harry and Meghan.
It is said that he also wants to meet his grandchildren.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent the night at Frogmore Cottage after flying to Windsor on Wednesday.
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Prince Harry and Meghan have told the Queen they will be seeing their great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet “in the near future”.
The Queen has suffered from a number of health issues in recent months.
In addition to an overnight hospital stay for an unexplained condition, she suffered from Covid in February and had increasing mobility problems.
A source close to the Sussexes said: “Both the Duke and Duchess are very aware that the Queen is aging and has had health issues related to her old age.
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“They have made it clear that they definitely plan to return with their family to see the Queen in the near future.”
The Queen’s record-breaking 70th jubilee will be celebrated across Britain over a special bank holiday weekend from 2nd to 5th June.
The royals will reunite for the annual Trooping the Color as well as a special gathering at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Queen is also hoping to attend the Epsom Derby and the Royals will also be in attendance at a special music concert outside Buckingham Palace for 10,000 lucky ticket holders.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-initiated-secret-meeting-26724815 Prince Harry has "initiated" a secret meeting with the Queen and Prince Charles.