Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Queen tells Prince Harry he will always be welcome back

The Queen told Prince Harry he will 'always be welcomed back' during four-hour rift-healing talks at Windsor Castle, a royal source has claimed.

Her Majesty, 93, reportedly met with her grandson over lunch to 'clear the air' ahead of his and Meghan Markle's departure from royal duties at the end of the month.

It is believed Harry walked almost two miles from Frogmore Cottage in Home Park, Windsor to the castle on Sunday after requesting a meeting with his grandmother.

An insider said the Queen ended the chat by telling Harry he is 'much loved and will always be welcomed back', the Sun reported.

'The Queen had a lot to talk to Harry about and this was the ideal time for them to both say their piece,' the royal source added.

'Sunday was the first time the Queen has had the chance to talk to Harry on his own and really find out what his plans are. It was a much more relaxed environment and they were both able to speak their mind.'

The source added the monarch is 'very upset' about Meghan and Harry's decision to leave for North America and 'would love to see more' of her nine-month-old great-grandson Archie.

'She accepts at the moment that his mind is made up and he intends to live in North America,' the source added.

'However she also wanted to make it clear that the arrangement can only work if they do not exploit their royal status and try to "cash in" — that's why she wouldn't let them use the word "royal" for their foundation.'

The Queen also reportedly made it 'very clear' to Harry that he and Meghan are 'always able to come back if they change their minds' and will be welcomed with 'open arms'.

The alleged meeting, which would be the pair's first face-to-face talk since 'Megxit' was announced, comes after Harry and Meghan's final official engagement as royals was confirmed on Sunday.